Louisiana Politics

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.

Residents push for clean-up of abandoned properties

Abandoned houses dot the Capital City, but it could soon be easier to clean those properties up.

Non-profit that helps people with disabilities starting to feel effects of budget cuts

Twenty five percent of Louisiana’s population struggles with some sort of disability and LATAN (Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network) helps those people succeed.

Port Allen city officials get some clarification on controversy in city hall

The long dragged out fight between the Mayor of Port Allen and three city council members somewhat ended in a West Baton Rouge court room Tuesday.

Livingston Parish council considers extended tax break for Juban Crossing developers

Livingston Parish is talking about an expanded tax break for the developers of Juban Crossing.

Southeast incorporation talks slow, frustrating some supporters

Talk of creating a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish continued Thursday. But not many people heard what they were waiting for.

431 new laws make it on the books for 2013 legislative session

Governor Bobby Jindal announced he has signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 431.