Louisiana Politics

Rally for new bill to make payday lending subject to felony loansharking laws

Payday lenders currently charge interest rates 10 times higher than felony loansharking laws allow.

Speed trap signs could be required in select towns: passes in committee 9-3

We’ve all driven through small towns notorious for handing out speeding tickets. Well, there's a new bill that would require signs warning you of speed traps and Monday, it passed through a house committee

Early voting begins Saturday for April 5 election

Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds all registered voters eligible to vote in the April 5th spring municipal election to consider voting early starting this Saturday.

Abortion bill passes through house committe with no opposition

At the Capitol Wednesday, a bill that would ultimately shut down abortion clinics in Louisiana passed through the house committee.

WATCH: Edwin Edwards exclusive interview with NBC33’s Jeanne Burns

He’s been the talk of the town since he announced on Monday that he’s running for Congress again.

Senate commitee passes bill that could ban electronic cigarettes to minors

A bill that will ban electronic cigarettes from minors passed through the Senate committee Tuesday morning. The response from the committee was overwhelming and so is the community's reaction.

Edwin Edwards to run for US Congress in LA’s 6th District

Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards has announced he’s running for US Congress. Edwards served four terms as Governor of Louisiana. He served from 1972-1980, 1984-1988, and 1992-1996. Edwards hopes to replace Dr.

LA Republican party responds to Edwin Edwards running for Congress

Following the recent annuncement that Edwin Edwards will run for US Congress, the Louisiana GOP has issued the following response from LoJason Doré, LAGOP Executive Director: 

Tanning bed legislation passes through committee with ease, 17-1

Louisiana's Health and Welfare Committee agreed this morning about a new bill proposed by State Rep. Helena Moreno, D- New Orleans. 

Parents group plots strategy to preserve EBR schools during legislative session

The eyes of parents around East Baton Rouge Parish will be on the state capitol the next three months.

Jindal announces bills to fight human trafficking

The governor held a very emotional press conference Tuesday afternoon to announce two proposed bills that he says are top priority.

LA politicians pass bills for new license plates

Among many things on the agenda for the first full day of session were over a dozen bills for prestige license plates, all of which passed with little debate.

Start of legislative session marked by promises of cooperation, contention

Louisiana lawmakers have a lot to do in the next twelve weeks.

2014 Louisiana legislative session begins with 1,500 proposed bills

Over fifteen hundred bills are on the table this session. Some of them include marijuana legislation, gun control, minimum wage and the highly contested common core standards.