Louisiana Politics

$14.6 million granted to Southeast Louisiana for disaster recovery

Today, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La. chair of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, announced $14.6 million in disaster recovery grants for communities in Southeast Louisiana, including Houma, New Orleans and St.

Secretary of State reminds Louisianians to vote this Saturday

 Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds everyone that this Saturday is election day in many parishes across the state.

St. Tammany coroner to resign, ongoing accusations of corruption

As was released by the United States Attorney’s office earlier today, Peter Galvan will resign as the St. Tammany Parish Coroner effective Friday, October 18, 2013.

EBR employees demand higher salaries in 2014

Baton Rouge government workers say it's time they get paid a fair salary.

Group works to stop incorporation of proposed city of St. George

As the effort to incorporate the city of St. George gains support those opposed to the breakaway city and school district have started to raise some major questions of their own.

St. George incorporation effort reaching out to groups large and small

More than 3,000 people have already signed a petition that could create a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish. But the people behind the idea of St. George have a long way to go.

Baton Rouge drivers give their opinion on red light cameras

The Baton Rouge Metro Council will soon decide if it will keep red light cameras at busy intersections.

Sheriff asks voters to consider renewing millage tax

When you step into the voting booth later this month you'll be asked whether you want to renew a tax that helps fund the sheriff's office. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux hopes you will vote "yes."

Lt. Gov. Dardenne sends 657 lbs of La. baseball gear to France

In an effort to share culture and strengthen tourism ties, including sports initiatives, Lt.

Opponents of new city in EBR Parish to hold public meeting to discuss issues

Two groups continue to battle over the creation of a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish. Both are focused on the impact the new city would have on public schools, but have very different opinions on the possible results.

Shutdown felt in many parts of Louisiana

Several offices at the Department of Agriculture and Forestry sit quiet Tuesday, thanks to the government shut down. Commissioner Mike Strain said those employees are already being missed.

Gov. Jindal invites Pres. Obama to Louisiana to discuss voucher program

In a letter sent on Monday, Sept. 30, Governor Bobby Jindal invited President Barack Obama to Louisiana to meet with parents participating in the Louisiana Scholarship Program. 

House: A vote for cloture is a vote for ObamaCare

Twenty-one conservative House members, including a Louisiana representative, have sent a bill to Senator Mitch McConnell warning Senate Republicans not to vote for cloture.

Candidates for Congress reach out to East Feliciana voters

Candidates for the special congressional election are using every chance they get to impress voters.

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.