Louisiana Politics

Metro Council votes to annex mall, 2 hospitals

The Metro Council Wednesday voted to annex Our Lady of the Lake, Baton Rouge General, and the Mall of Louisiana into Baton Rouge so that they are not looped into the proposed city of St. George.

Mayor considers veto of controversial Gonzales city budget

Mayor Barney Arceneaux could decide as early as today to veto the budget approved by the Gonzales City Council.

St. George leaders: "We gotta get those petitions signed"

Leaders of the St. George movement are trying to keep their supporters motivated.

Bill aimed at saving people thousands that use specialty prescription drugs

You probably know someone who takes special medications. It might be someone who has multiple sclerosis, diabetes, cancer or possibly even HIV and those are just to name a few.

Mall of Louisiana, two hospitals apply for annexation into Baton Rouge

It could mean the end of the St. George incorporation effort.

Poll: St. George residents more concerned with education than incorporation

People who live in the proposed area of St. George would rather have a change in their school system than a change in their address.

LA breaks more tourism records in 2013

2013 was yet, another record-breaking year for Louisiana’s tourism industry. Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne said in a statement on Monday, that 27.3 million people visited the state in 2013, up 4 percent from 2012.

Local resident upset after medicaid expansion bill failed

Some people in our community are in disarray after a bill that would have bypassed the governor to let you decide on medicaid expansion failed in committee.

Land use issues cause tension at Metro Council meeting

Land use caused a lot of emotional debate at Wednesday's Metro Council meeting. Much of it stemmed from the rezoning of the controversial Rouzan development.

Louisiana Senate shuts down Medicaid expansion bill

You won't get to decide if Louisiana will expand its Medicaid program. Wednesday, a push to send the measure to voters didn't make it through committee after four hours of debate.

LA Clergy pen open letter to legislators, governor in support of payday lending reform

Several religious leaders from around the state of Louisiana gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday for a press conference to release an open letter to legislators and Governor Jindal.

Petitions filed to recall two Gonzales council members

“A group of concerned citizens called SaveGonzales announces that they have filed separate petitions with the Louisiana Secretary of State seeking recall elections for Gonzales City Councilmen Timothy Vessel and Gary Lacombe,” reads

‘Let the people decide’: Rally to allow LA voters to decide on healthcare expansion

The Campaign for Healthcare for Everyone – Louisiana is holding a rally on Wednesday at the State Capitol to urge legislators to support Senate Bill 96, which would allow voters to decide if Louisiana expands healthcare coverage to about

Louisiana sets new workforce record, over 2 million employed

Louisiana has set a new record for its workforce, with over 2 million residents employed.

20 arrested in LA Medicaid fraud roundup, estimated $150K stolen

The Louisiana Attorney Gerneral’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) arrested 20 personal care workers who allegedly stole an estimated $150,000 from the state’s Medicaid program.