Louisiana Politics

LA: Libertarian Brannon McMorris runs for US Senate

Libertarian Brannon McMorris will launch his US Senate Campaign Thursday, February 13

Busy Port Allen council addresses police spending, HR policies, more

Port Allen's city council is making up for lost time.

Qualifying for spring elections delayed in several LA parishes

Due to the closure of courthouses as a result of winter weather conditions, Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler announced that qualifying for the Spring Municipal Elections, which were scheduled to begin Wednesday, has been suspended for

Forum for Equality files lawsuit challenging the ban in recognizing same sex couples in LA

Forum for Equality Louisiana, together with four couples, filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s constitutional ban on recognizing same-sex marriages legally performed outside the state.

Audit: OJJ has problem monitoring contractors

A closer look at the Office of Juvenile Justice is showing that hundreds of thousands of tax payer dollars are going to private companies, with very little supervision from the OJJ.

ATC looking to change type and number of alcohol permits

The ATC is exploring some new ways to make applying for an alcohol permit a little easier for smaller businesses.

Jindal announces new Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman upon resignation of Garret Graves

On Tuesday, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that Garret Graves will step down as Chair of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), a role he has held for over six years.

LA students to highlight impact of Jindal’s cuts to higher education

College students and faculty from across Louisiana--including schools such as LSU, ULL, ULM, and McNeese--will hold a Google Hangout On Air this Thursday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m.

Abortion debate tabled at DHH for now, both sides continue to speak out

A new set of rules and regulations from the Department of Health and Hospitals got people on both sides of the abortion issue raising their voices. The night before DHH officials were set to discuss the issue it was pulled from the agenda.

UPDATE: DHH cancels hearing on new abortion laws; other items still on agenda

UPDATE: The Department of Health and Hospitals will not be discussing new rules for abortion clinics, as previously planned.

St. George incorporation raises nearly $20K

The St. George incorporation continues to gain support from area residents. They recently held a fundraiser, which raised nearly $20K for the proposed new city.

Lawmakers consider bringing back the electric chair for state executions

The state of Louisiana was set to execute 70 year-old Christopher Sepulvado this Wednesday, but he was saved for 90 days by a judge late Monday afternoon.

ATC investigation raises concerns about some state employees

An internal investigation at the ATC offices could end with some arrests. Alcohol and Tobacco Commissioner Troy Hebert said his office uncovered some pretty shocking things during an investigation he launched a year ago.

Better Together plans public assembly & launch

Several hundred people are expected to attend the first Public Assembly of the Better Together Campaign, a citizen-led movement to oppose the St. George incorporation.

Jindal speaks on Christie, immigration, marijuana

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed his opinion on a few key issues on Sunday, including Chris Christie, immigration, and marijuana.