Louisiana Politics

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

Sorrento residents start petition to recall councilman Randy Anny

The town of Sorrento is buzzing with talk of recalls on several town leaders. Recall paper in hand Doris Lee and Ivan Bernuchaux are leading the charge to recall Sorrento councilman Randy Anny.

Vance McAllister to represent Louisiana's 5th Congressional District

Republican Vance McAllister beat out Republican Neil Riser in the race for Louisiana's 5th Congressional District. 

Port Allen Mayor Demetric 'Deedy' Slaughter recalled from office

A majority of voters in Port Allen, LA, have decided to recall Port Allen Mayor Demetric 'Deedy' Slaughter. The embattled mayor and Port Allen’s City Council have been at odds since she took office January 1, 2013. 

General Honoré and other leaders gather to save Louisiana's environment

Environmental leaders from across the state are teaming up with the community to save our environment. Retired U.S.

LA Treasurer Calls for Further Scrutiny of Light City's State Contracts

BATON ROUGE, LA - Light City, a non-profit organization in New Orleans that failed to properly document federal expenses, also has state contracts, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.

President Obama stops in the Port of New Orleans to encourage infrastructure and economic growth

President Barack Obama came to the port of New Orleans Friday to stress the message of funding and modernizing American infrastructure.

Jindal welcomes President Obama to Louisiana;smantles failed policies of federal government, urges change

Governor Bobby Jindal held a press conference today to welcome President Obama’s visit to Louisiana and outline the failed policies during the President’s tenure in office.

No city budget for Port Allen

Port Allen City Council members expected to hear about the city's budget Wednesday evening.  Mayor Demetric 'Deedy' Slaughter did not address the matter.

Mayor Holden presents 2014 proposed budget to metro council

Mayor Kip Holden presented his proposed budget for 2014 to the Baton Rouge metropolitan council, but not without concern from the community.

Teachers unions frustrated about 'one sided' Common Core hearing

The state legislature held a special meeting Monday to ask questions about how Common Core State Standards will impact Louisiana. But many people felt they only got half the answer.

State Representative Alan Seabaugh drops out of national Senate race, endorses Cassidy

U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy. M.D. welcomed the endorsement of State Representative Alan Seabaugh (R-District 5) for his candidacy for Louisiana’s U.S Senate in 2014.

Jindal: In new court filing, Obama’s Department Of Justice admits incompetence

President Obama’s Department of Justice filed a new court motion yesterday, in which the department admits it is not able to immediately produce the documents at the center of the federal government’s lawsuit against Louisiana&rsquo

Conservative group launching $2 million anti-Obamacare ad series

Conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity plans to launch a significant ad buy against a pair of vulnerable Senate Democrats over their stance on Obamacare.

LA Agriculture and Forestry commissioner issues statement on House passage of Water Infrastructure Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of passing the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. The bill provides funding for port, dam, flood protection and environmental projects throughout the country including Louisiana.