Louisiana Politics

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.

Metro councilman withdraws CATS proposed resolution

Councilman John Delgado has withdrawn his proposed resolution concerning the Capital Area Transit System from the September 11, 2013 Metropolitan Council agenda.

Gonzales Police Chief publicly expresses strong opinions about 3 councilmen; gains community support

A letter to the editor has caused a stir in the City of Gonzales. It was composed by the Chief of Police and it detailed his issues with three current councilmen.

Recall petition for Port Allen Mayor turned in this morning

History has been made in the City of Port Allen. Tuesday was the first time a recall petition has ever been filed.

Recall petition for Port Allen mayor gains steam

Organizers of a recall petition against Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter say they've filed a Letter of Intent to present the petition - signatures and all. Both the Registrar and the Mayor got the notification.

Port Allen mayor being sued by former CFO, court date set

The drama in Port Allen continues between Mayor Deedy Slaughter and CFO Audrey McCain. McCain is suing the mayor for wrongful termination.

Jindal: Republicans should not focus on impeaching Obama

Governor Bobby Jindal has something to say to his fellow republicans - they should not be focusing on finding grounds to impeach president Obama.