Louisiana Politics

Shreveport city council upholds fairness ordinance banning discrimination against LGBT community

Shreveport Councilmember Ron Webb abandoned his attempt to repeal the city’s Fiarness Ordinance that grants protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender citizens. The ordinance has only been in place for a month.

Congressional leaders back $1 trillion spending bill

Shaking off three years of partisan freeze, Republicans and Democrats unveiled a $1.012 trillion spending deal Monday night that would roll back some spending cuts, raise federal worker pay and have a surprisingly broad effect on Americans'

Jindal vows to continue fight against teacher unions after court rules Act One unconstitutional, again.

The Governor’s sweeping education agenda took another hit Wednesday, when a judge ruled that Act One of the 2012 legislative session or the teacher tenure law was unconstitutional.

Ascension Parish Sheriff's office to protect Sorrento; no police presence on weekdays

After months without a police department, the town of Sorrento has reached a solution, for now, at least.

Legalize Louisiana stirs marijuana discussion

"Weed, marijuana, cannabis, hemp, plant," said supporters. Whichever name you use, marijuana is now legal in the state of Colorado.

Louisiana 1 of 5 Senate races to watch in 2014

For political junkies, 2013 was expected to be a quiet year following the presidential election and it basically followed the script. Nonetheless, there were some interesting developments at the ballot box.

Port Allen council reviews budget; no budget for months

The council voted unanimously to consider this fiscal year's proposed budget. Council members and residents say this is what they've been waiting for.

$91M approved for local projects

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Phil Robertson suspended from Duck Dynasty, Gov Jindal: 'It's a messed up situation'

(CNN) -- Is this man simply expressing his beliefs or spewing bigotry?

Louisiana listed as Judicial Hellhole

Based on a survey by the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA), Louisiana ranks number #2 in the nation as a “judicial hellhole.”

Port Allen Council calls special meeting Monday to replace mayor

Port Allen City Council has called a special meeting for Monday, Dec. 16. The purpose of the meeting is to try appointing a replacement mayor for Deedy Slaughter, who was voted out of office.

Supporters and opponents discuss St. George incorporation

"[Tell people] where we are in the petition drive, answer a couple pertinent questions..." said spokesperson Lionel Rainey, III when he was asked about the goal for the public meeting concerning St. George.

St. George supporters tell their side at Thursday meeting

As more information about the proposed effects of the St. George incorporation come to light, more city-parish leaders are taking a stand against it.

St. George debate fought out over national headlines

The debate over St. George incorporation is now being fought out on the pages of national publications like the Huffington Post.

Councilman Delgado gives property owners chance to opt out of St. George

City Councilman John Delgado released a statement today saying that he will give property owners currently in the unincorporated area of East Baton Rouge Parish a chance to become part of the city of Baton Rouge.