Louisiana Politics

Lt. Gov. Dardenne sends 657 lbs of La. baseball gear to France

In an effort to share culture and strengthen tourism ties, including sports initiatives, Lt.

Opponents of new city in EBR Parish to hold public meeting to discuss issues

Two groups continue to battle over the creation of a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish. Both are focused on the impact the new city would have on public schools, but have very different opinions on the possible results.

Shutdown felt in many parts of Louisiana

Several offices at the Department of Agriculture and Forestry sit quiet Tuesday, thanks to the government shut down. Commissioner Mike Strain said those employees are already being missed.

Gov. Jindal invites Pres. Obama to Louisiana to discuss voucher program

In a letter sent on Monday, Sept. 30, Governor Bobby Jindal invited President Barack Obama to Louisiana to meet with parents participating in the Louisiana Scholarship Program. 

House: A vote for cloture is a vote for ObamaCare

Twenty-one conservative House members, including a Louisiana representative, have sent a bill to Senator Mitch McConnell warning Senate Republicans not to vote for cloture.

Candidates for Congress reach out to East Feliciana voters

Candidates for the special congressional election are using every chance they get to impress voters.

Revenue Secretary confident state tax amnesty program will succeed

Forgiving old debts is a nice thing to do. But for Louisiana, it is also a key piece of the state budget.

Recall election for Port Allen Mayor confirmed, scheduled for Nov. 16.

A special election will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 in Port Allen regarding the recall of current mayor Deedy Slaughter, Governor Jindal announced today.

Governor calls on the Department of Justice to drop voucher suit

In the shadow of the nation's capitol governor Bobby Jindal is calling on the Department of Justice to drop their suit against the state's voucher program.

Breakaway school district organizers to try to create new city in southeast EBR Parish

East Baton Rouge Parish could become home to another new city.

Some question use of taxpayer money for charitable donations

With around $73,000 to spend at their discretion, some metro-council members are using those dollars to sponsor charitable give-aways, while others have questioned whether it is the right way to spend tax-payer dollars.

Crowley becomes latest city to adopt ‘Saggy Pants Ordinance’

Residents of Crowley beware: your sense of “fashion” could get you in trouble with the law.

State Treasurer Kennedy: ‘We don’t prioritize our spending’

Louisiana's State Treasurer says that it's time for the state to buckle down and take a hard look at finances.

Officials verify signatures for Port Allen Mayor recall petition; Governor to determine next step

Officials have certified a petition for the recall of Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter. They say 1387 signatures were collected.