Louisiana Politics

St. George incorporation looking to start more signing locations and times, opposition continues fighting

Get ready to start seeing more than just signs out supporting the St. George incorporation, the group is now gearing up to take its petition drive to the next level.

Louisiana public defenders operating with minimal oversight, says audit

According to the Louisiana Legislative Auditor, the Louisiana Public Defender Board has not been making sure public defenders are doing their jobs effectively.

Richard Lee runs for Mayor of Port Allen

Voters in Port Allen will soon be making a big decision that could take the city in a new direction when they choose their next mayor.

Together Louisiana hopes to encourage lawmakers to tackle debt problem starting with payday lending

Hundreds of community and faith based organizations came together Friday as one to educate themselves just in time for the spring legislative session.

'I'm getting back in the race;' Slaughter comments on possible re-election

Qualifying is now closed for the mayoral race in Port Allen, but there's one familiar name on the candidate list  of 5. "I'm a fighter. I'm getting back in the race."

Recalled Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter files to run for Mayor again

Recalled Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter has filed to run for Mayor again, accoridng to the Secretary of State's web site.

Advocates continue fighting against out-dated 'crimes against nature' laws despite hurdles

An ordinance to take some controversial 'Crimes Against Nature' laws off the books failed to even get a hearing Wednesday.

LA: Libertarian Brannon McMorris runs for US Senate

Libertarian Brannon McMorris will launch his US Senate Campaign Thursday, February 13

Busy Port Allen council addresses police spending, HR policies, more

Port Allen's city council is making up for lost time.

Qualifying for spring elections delayed in several LA parishes

Due to the closure of courthouses as a result of winter weather conditions, Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler announced that qualifying for the Spring Municipal Elections, which were scheduled to begin Wednesday, has been suspended for

Forum for Equality files lawsuit challenging the ban in recognizing same sex couples in LA

Forum for Equality Louisiana, together with four couples, filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s constitutional ban on recognizing same-sex marriages legally performed outside the state.

Audit: OJJ has problem monitoring contractors

A closer look at the Office of Juvenile Justice is showing that hundreds of thousands of tax payer dollars are going to private companies, with very little supervision from the OJJ.

ATC looking to change type and number of alcohol permits

The ATC is exploring some new ways to make applying for an alcohol permit a little easier for smaller businesses.

Jindal announces new Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman upon resignation of Garret Graves

On Tuesday, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that Garret Graves will step down as Chair of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), a role he has held for over six years.

LA students to highlight impact of Jindal’s cuts to higher education

College students and faculty from across Louisiana--including schools such as LSU, ULL, ULM, and McNeese--will hold a Google Hangout On Air this Thursday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m.