Louisiana Politics

Recall petition for Port Allen mayor gains steam

Organizers of a recall petition against Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter say they've filed a Letter of Intent to present the petition - signatures and all. Both the Registrar and the Mayor got the notification.

Port Allen mayor being sued by former CFO, court date set

The drama in Port Allen continues between Mayor Deedy Slaughter and CFO Audrey McCain. McCain is suing the mayor for wrongful termination.

Jindal: Republicans should not focus on impeaching Obama

Governor Bobby Jindal has something to say to his fellow republicans - they should not be focusing on finding grounds to impeach president Obama.

Secretary of State encourages all to participate in Voter Registration Week

Secretary of State Tom Schedler and the state's registrars of voters are conducting Louisiana's annual Voter Registration Week through Friday, August 30.

Fourteen people running on 5th Congressional District card

Voters in the 5th Congressional District will have a crowded ballot this fall. Fourteen people qualified to run for the House of Representatives.

State Senator Rick Ward III pulls out of national Congressional race

District 17 State Senator Rick Ward III has pulled out from the national Congressional race. His main reason for dropping out of the race is to have more time to raise his children.

Governor Jindal issues statement on on Act 1

Governor Jindal has issued the following statement regarding the Louisiana Association of Educators' press conference on Act 1:

CATS-Baker town hall meeting scheduled for Aug. 26

City of Baker Mayor Harold Rideau and Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel will be hosting a CATS-Baker Town Hall Meeting at the Baker Auditorium, 3325 Groom Road in Baker, on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

State Bond Commission approves over $145M for local projects

The State Bond Commission approved over $145 million for projects statewide and approximately $898,000 in savings from refinancing existing public debt at its August 15 meeting, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.

Metro Council approves resolution calling for higher standards for CATS board

The East Baton Rouge Metro Council believes it found a way to improve the management of CATS. But a heated debate ended with a decision that may not actually make a difference.

Baton Rouge city workers rack up thousands of hours of overtime

An NBC33 investigation shows that many city employees are working hundreds of hours of overtime, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. A handful made more money in 2012 from overtime than they did from their base salary.

Livingston Parish Council votes against further tax incentive for Juban Crossing project

Juban Crossing has gotten a lot of money from Livingston Parish, but it will not get any more.

Central Mayor Mac Watts not seeking re-election

Central’s first and only mayor says he will not be seeking a third elected term in next April’s city elections.

Residents say progress made in Port Allen

People living in Port Allen hope the battle over fixing Mayor Deedy Slaughter's salary is starting to wrap up.

Louisiana’s First Lady receives nod from Vanity Fair on Best Dressed list

Louisiana’s First Lady earned top honors for her sense of style and her husband turned to social media to express his approval.