Louisiana Politics

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.

City-parish leaders raise concerns over latest reports on St. George incorporation

East Baton Rouge parish leaders are starting to raise some questions over the proposed city of St. George.

Study: Baton Rouge could lose millions upon incorporation of St. George

 We'll be stuck with a 50 plus million dollar bill," said LSU economist and Director of the Public Administration Institute, Dr. Jim Richardson.  

Audit reveals serious issues with city-parish purchase cards

100 purchase cards, authorized to make tens of thousands worth of purchases on tax payer dollars have been called in to question by a third party audit.

Office of Debt Recovery to move forward collecting overdue ethics fines

At Thursday’s meeting of the Cash Management Review Board, leaders of the Office of Debt Recovery (ODR) agreed to move forward with State Treasurer John Kennedy's suggestion to immediately begin the process of collecting over $1.6 mil