Louisiana Politics

Judge rules Woody Jenkins has no standing in annexation lawsuit

The future of the city of St. George is far from decided, but supporters lost an important fight in court Monday. Judge Janice Clark ruled against a lawsuit that challenged the annexation of the Mall of Louisiana and Baton Rouge General.

LA Speaker of the House, State Police will travel to U.S./Mexico Border

On Monday, August, 4th, Speaker of the House Chuck Kleckley of the Louisiana State House of Representatives will accompany Colonel Mike Edmonson, State Police Superintendent, and a delegation from the Louisiana State Police on a trip to south T

Louisiana's Legislative Auditor makes it easier to report fraud

Do you suspect that someone is misusing public funds? If so, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA) has made it easier to report your suspicions.

Students concerned about scope of LSU's smoke free policy

When students return to LSU this fall, they will notice something missing: smokers.

7 new laws affect Louisiana drivers starting August 1, 2014

Beginning August 1st, 2014, numerous laws and amendments passed during the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session will affect motorists throughout the state.

Protesters want to keep Medicare in Louisiana

More than 700,000 people in Louisiana depend on Medicare, and some seniors citizens are scared they could lose it. Some people in our area made a statement hoping to get the attention of one of our congressmen.

BESE votes to join Common Core lawsuit against Jindal

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted on Tuesday to join the lawsuit against Governor Bobby Jindal.

Another veto possible after Gonzales council approves budget

Mayor Barney Arceneaux says he has a lot of thinking to do and several conversations to hold before he either accepts of vetoes the latest city budget proposal.

Time limit cancels Metro Council vote on "fairness ordinance"

The people who filled every open space in the Metro Council chambers heard nearly every possible argument for and against the "fairness ordinance." What they did not hear was a vote.

Central Police Department to get assistant chief

A long debate ended with an addition to the small Central Police Department. After approximately two hours, the city council approved an ordinance Tuesday night to create the position of Assistant Chief.

St. George petition will not be submitted for November election

A spokesman for the incorporation effort of the City of St. George told NBC33 that the petition of signatures to get the issue on the November ballot will not be turned in tomorrow. Tomorrow is the deadline.

Congressman introduces bill to improve healthcare access for LA veterans

Congressman Charles Boustany of South Louisiana has introduced the Local Care for Veterans Act (H.R. 5097), which would allow Louisiana veterans to receive medical care from local, non-VA providers.

Superintendent: 'no basis' for legislators' lawsuit regarding Common Core

State education leaders are defending themselves against another attack on Common Core. Monday, a group of Louisiana legislators filed a lawsuit to stop those standards from entering the classroom.

Volunteers on Lafayette streets protest abortion

Tuesday, around lunch time and just before the down pour in the Lafayette area, a group of about 15 volunteers, including two on bag pipes, took to the corner of heavily trafficed Bertrand and West Congress to protest abortion.

Jindal group to release Obamacare report

By CNN's Dana Davidsen and Paul Steinhauser