Louisiana Politics

St. George supporters, opponents lower profile in week after online comments cause outrage

There have been no inflammatory Facebook posts, nor any al-Qaeda similes, but that does not mean supporters or opponents of the proposed city of St. George have stopped working.

Lawmakers on board to get rid of anti-sodomy law from LA law books

Wednesday in session there was a big win for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community. A bill that has created a lot of buzz in our community over the past year passed out of a house committee.

'Each human life has value': Senator hopes to change vehicular homicide sentences

Tuesday, a bill up for discussion in a Senate Committee would base jail sentences on the number of people killed by a person's decision to drive drunk.

New law would have strict penalties for smokers who litter

Tossing a cigarette butt out your window will cost you big time if state lawmakers approve a bill up for discussion at the capitol, in fact, it could also cost you your driver's license.

Judge rules MoveOn's LA Medicaid expansion billboard can stay up

On Monday, a federal judge from the Middle District of Louisiana issued a ruling that will allow MoveOn.org's billboard criticizing Governor Bobby Jindal for denying health care to 242,000 Louisianians to remain standing.

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.