Louisiana Politics

Bill for higher education funding passes Senate Committee

House Bill 142, introduced by State Treasurer John Kennedy and Representative Dee Richard, passed through the Senate Finance Committee Monday.

Jindal signs 123 bills into law

Governor Bobby Jindal signed several bills passed by the Legislature into law on Friday, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2014 Regular Legislative Session to 123. HOUSE

Local Operation American Spring protesters want to stop Common Core

People continued to protest all across the country to try to stop what they're calling "big government." In Baton Rouge, local protesters rallied on the steps of our Capitol to voice their concerns.

Lawmakers vote 'no' to sexual education in public schools, again

Louisiana children won't be required to have sex education in their schools. Wednesday, lawmakers said no to a plan that would have forced students to take sex education classes.

Metro Council votes to annex mall, 2 hospitals

The Metro Council Wednesday voted to annex Our Lady of the Lake, Baton Rouge General, and the Mall of Louisiana into Baton Rouge so that they are not looped into the proposed city of St. George.

Mayor considers veto of controversial Gonzales city budget

Mayor Barney Arceneaux could decide as early as today to veto the budget approved by the Gonzales City Council.

St. George leaders: "We gotta get those petitions signed"

Leaders of the St. George movement are trying to keep their supporters motivated.

Bill aimed at saving people thousands that use specialty prescription drugs

You probably know someone who takes special medications. It might be someone who has multiple sclerosis, diabetes, cancer or possibly even HIV and those are just to name a few.

Mall of Louisiana, two hospitals apply for annexation into Baton Rouge

It could mean the end of the St. George incorporation effort.

Poll: St. George residents more concerned with education than incorporation

People who live in the proposed area of St. George would rather have a change in their school system than a change in their address.

LA breaks more tourism records in 2013

2013 was yet, another record-breaking year for Louisiana’s tourism industry. Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne said in a statement on Monday, that 27.3 million people visited the state in 2013, up 4 percent from 2012.

Local resident upset after medicaid expansion bill failed

Some people in our community are in disarray after a bill that would have bypassed the governor to let you decide on medicaid expansion failed in committee.

Land use issues cause tension at Metro Council meeting

Land use caused a lot of emotional debate at Wednesday's Metro Council meeting. Much of it stemmed from the rezoning of the controversial Rouzan development.

Louisiana Senate shuts down Medicaid expansion bill

You won't get to decide if Louisiana will expand its Medicaid program. Wednesday, a push to send the measure to voters didn't make it through committee after four hours of debate.

LA Clergy pen open letter to legislators, governor in support of payday lending reform

Several religious leaders from around the state of Louisiana gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday for a press conference to release an open letter to legislators and Governor Jindal.