Louisiana Politics

Teachers unions frustrated about 'one sided' Common Core hearing

The state legislature held a special meeting Monday to ask questions about how Common Core State Standards will impact Louisiana. But many people felt they only got half the answer.

State Representative Alan Seabaugh drops out of national Senate race, endorses Cassidy

U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy. M.D. welcomed the endorsement of State Representative Alan Seabaugh (R-District 5) for his candidacy for Louisiana’s U.S Senate in 2014.

Jindal: In new court filing, Obama’s Department Of Justice admits incompetence

President Obama’s Department of Justice filed a new court motion yesterday, in which the department admits it is not able to immediately produce the documents at the center of the federal government’s lawsuit against Louisiana&rsquo

Conservative group launching $2 million anti-Obamacare ad series

Conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity plans to launch a significant ad buy against a pair of vulnerable Senate Democrats over their stance on Obamacare.

LA Agriculture and Forestry commissioner issues statement on House passage of Water Infrastructure Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of passing the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. The bill provides funding for port, dam, flood protection and environmental projects throughout the country including Louisiana.

Louisiana lawmakers look for ways to delay massive flood insurance rate hikes

Rising flood insurance rates due to the National Flood Insurance Program reform, could soon have some underwater.

District two residents start petition to recall councilwoman

Two residents of district two are leading the charge to get councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel out of office, just 10 months after she started the job.

$14.6 million granted to Southeast Louisiana for disaster recovery

Today, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La. chair of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, announced $14.6 million in disaster recovery grants for communities in Southeast Louisiana, including Houma, New Orleans and St.

Secretary of State reminds Louisianians to vote this Saturday

 Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds everyone that this Saturday is election day in many parishes across the state.

St. Tammany coroner to resign, ongoing accusations of corruption

As was released by the United States Attorney’s office earlier today, Peter Galvan will resign as the St. Tammany Parish Coroner effective Friday, October 18, 2013.

EBR employees demand higher salaries in 2014

Baton Rouge government workers say it's time they get paid a fair salary.

Group works to stop incorporation of proposed city of St. George

As the effort to incorporate the city of St. George gains support those opposed to the breakaway city and school district have started to raise some major questions of their own.

St. George incorporation effort reaching out to groups large and small

More than 3,000 people have already signed a petition that could create a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish. But the people behind the idea of St. George have a long way to go.

Baton Rouge drivers give their opinion on red light cameras

The Baton Rouge Metro Council will soon decide if it will keep red light cameras at busy intersections.

Sheriff asks voters to consider renewing millage tax

When you step into the voting booth later this month you'll be asked whether you want to renew a tax that helps fund the sheriff's office. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux hopes you will vote "yes."