Louisiana Politics

State Treasurer Kennedy considering running for governor in 2015 election

State Treasurer John Kennedy might be the next person to throw his name in the race for governor. Kennedy told the Baton Rouge Press Club today that he's seriously considering it.

New police chief expected to be announced this week

Mayor Kip Holden said he's expecting to name the city's new police chief later this week. BRPD has been without a permanent leader since Dewayne White lost his job in February.

First Louisiana woman elected to U.S. House dies at 97

The first woman from Louisiana elected to the U.S. House, Congresswoman and Ambassador Lindy Boggs has passed away.

Cassidy, Davis introduce bipartisan bill to improve mental health services

 Congressmen Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Danny Davis (D-IL) introduced legislation to reauthorize the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act (GLSMA), which helps state and local governments and universities develop suicide prevention programs.

Louisiana takes national award for innovative Geaux Vote mobile app

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler received the accolades of his peers across the country over the weekend by first by accepting the 2013 NASS IDEAS Award during the National Association of Secretaries of State conference in Anchorage, A

Group needs just 2,000 more signatures to put Watson incorporation on the ballot

Bob Watts and the Neighbors in Action group are halfway to their goal of 4,000 signatures; they need that many Hancock’s on a petition they are circulating to attempt to turn the town into the city of Watson.

Louisiana students begin internship in Scalise’s DC Office

Congressman Steve Scalise welcomes three new interns to the office: Mitchell Shea, Rachel Southall, and Samuel C. P. Ingalls.

Nearly 30,000 low-income Louisianans apply to register to vote

Nearly 30,000 low-income Louisianans have recently applied to register to vote at public agency offices, according to a new report released by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).

Group turns loss into victory with new advocacy group

Turning a loss into a victory: One grass roots organization has decided to keep up the momentum of their advocacy group even though they lost their initial fight to override the Governor's vetoes.

$1.2 million of state money to go to improvements on 25 football fields at Nicholls State

Governor Bobby Jindal announced a $1.2 million investment has been made to revitalize 25 playing fields at Nicholls State University.

Decision to avoid veto session devastates families waiting on NOW slots

The Brown family has spent the last few weeks hoping for a miracle. "I don't know what they're reason could have been but we all hoped, and prayed and worked for a better outcome," explained Ursula Brown.

Senate decides against holding veto session

Twenty-six senators returned ballots late Thursday evening to cancel out an automatic veto session. The session was automatically set to start on July 16, unless either 2/3rds of the House or Senate voted against it.

Too many boards? Law cuts 15 state advisory committees

An Ascension Parish lawmaker believes getting rid of some state-level advisory committees will save taxpayers money while making government operate more efficiently.

Young advocates demand tighter gun laws

Wednesday Baton Rouge children spoke out against the violence plaguing their city.

'Protect Children, Not Guns' rally to be held on steps of State Capitol

State Representative Regina Barrow (D-Baton Rouge) will host a National Day of Social Action, a S.T.A.R.S Project, in conjunction with the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools.