Louisiana Politics

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.

Abortion debate tabled at DHH for now, both sides continue to speak out

A new set of rules and regulations from the Department of Health and Hospitals got people on both sides of the abortion issue raising their voices. The night before DHH officials were set to discuss the issue it was pulled from the agenda.

UPDATE: DHH cancels hearing on new abortion laws; other items still on agenda

UPDATE: The Department of Health and Hospitals will not be discussing new rules for abortion clinics, as previously planned.

St. George incorporation raises nearly $20K

The St. George incorporation continues to gain support from area residents. They recently held a fundraiser, which raised nearly $20K for the proposed new city.

Lawmakers consider bringing back the electric chair for state executions

The state of Louisiana was set to execute 70 year-old Christopher Sepulvado this Wednesday, but he was saved for 90 days by a judge late Monday afternoon.

ATC investigation raises concerns about some state employees

An internal investigation at the ATC offices could end with some arrests. Alcohol and Tobacco Commissioner Troy Hebert said his office uncovered some pretty shocking things during an investigation he launched a year ago.

Better Together plans public assembly & launch

Several hundred people are expected to attend the first Public Assembly of the Better Together Campaign, a citizen-led movement to oppose the St. George incorporation.

Jindal speaks on Christie, immigration, marijuana

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed his opinion on a few key issues on Sunday, including Chris Christie, immigration, and marijuana.

Flood Insurance Reform passes Senate, will save Louisiana homeowners from crippling rate hikes

The United States Senate passed legislation on Thursday that will delay crippling flood insurance rate hikes for the nearly half a million homeowners in Louisiana, and many others across the country.

First minority in middle district of LA appointed U.S. Chief Probation Officer

For many, Thursday was a day of history. "I've always wanted to be the first at something, a

Jindal Highlights $2.7M False River Restoration Project

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal highlighted a $2.7 million restoration project to restore fisheries and water quality in False River.

Pelosi calls for path to citizenship; Rep. John Fleming of LA among those who oppose major immigration reform

As House Republicans headed to Maryland's eastern shore to discuss their immigration reform principles, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi drew a bright line on the most contentious issue in the debate, insisting, "In our caucus, the

Reid says vulnerable Democrats should not run away from Obama

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid embraced President Barack Obama's standing in an exclusive interview with CNN on Tuesday, stating that he encourages vulnerable Senate Democrats running for re-election in 2014 to invite the President to campaign wit

Dardenne announces highest-level accreditation for LA tourism

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne is announcing a major tourism achievement for Louisiana—accreditation from Destination Marketing Association International. Louisiana is only the second state in the U.S.