Louisiana Politics

Richard Lee elected mayor of Port Allen, wins over 'Deedy' Slaughter

In the City of Port Allen, La, a majority of voters elected Richard N. Lee III as mayor. Nearly 58 percent of voters cast their ballots in his favor.

Sen. Mack "Bodi" White in tears: response to Councilman Delgado's facebook comment

It’s no secret the proposed City of St. George has sparked a lot of controversy but now things have reached the boiling point.

Judge to rule next week on MoveOn billboard attacking Gov. Jindal

The message of a billboard along Interstate 10 near Port Allen reached all the way to federal court.

Common Core battle continues: House considers bill that would dump standards

At the Louisiana State Capitol the fight over common core continues. The education committee heard some highly controversial bills involving our state's common core standards.

Sorrento drafts wide-ranging policy manual to cover personnel, bookkeeping issues

The town of Sorrento is trying to make sure it brings in all the cash that's owed to it. But that is just part of a wide-ranging document that should help the town work more effectively in the future.

Faith based organization gathers at the Capitol: rallying about mass incarceration rate

A faith based group came together to express their concern about our staggering mass incarceration rate in the state.

LOGA fights back; 97 oil and gas companies sued

"No bones about it, this is all about money."  That's what Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Vice President Gifford Briggs is saying after 97 oil and gas companies were hit with a lawsuit. "We're going to d

Legislators discuss flood insurance legislation: huge progress for Louisiana

Louisiana lawmakers in the house and senate Monday held a joint session to discuss new laws on flood insurance passed recently in our nation's capitol.

Louisiana launches geotourism website with neighboring states

You can’t visit the sinkhole in Bayou Corne, but Louisiana has a lot of other tourist destinations and with all the reality shows filmed here, it's a destination a lot of people want to cross off their bucket list.

Anti-discrimination ordinance to be pulled from council agenda

Members of the East Baton Rouge Metro Council will not debate a controversial plan to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination in housing and employment.

DWI bills head to the floor: clarify laws already on the books

At the capitol Tuesday, two bills that deal with DWI offenses passed through a senate committee.

Rally for new bill to make payday lending subject to felony loansharking laws

Payday lenders currently charge interest rates 10 times higher than felony loansharking laws allow.

Speed trap signs could be required in select towns: passes in committee 9-3

We’ve all driven through small towns notorious for handing out speeding tickets. Well, there's a new bill that would require signs warning you of speed traps and Monday, it passed through a house committee

Early voting begins Saturday for April 5 election

Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds all registered voters eligible to vote in the April 5th spring municipal election to consider voting early starting this Saturday.