Louisiana Politics

Jindal orders restrictions for West Africa travelers

After weeks of urging the Obama administration to implement a travel ban to and from Ebola stricken countries, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has taken matters into his own hands.

Former President Clinton visits Baton Rouge to campaign for Mary Landrieu

The polls say Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) will need help getting re-elected.

DHH proposes state cover medical bills for rape victims

Rape victims in Louisiana may no longer be forced to pay for their own medical care after their assault.

Early voting starts tomorrow in Louisiana

You can vote early for the November 4th election starting on October 21, 2014. Early voting runs until October 28, 2014, statewide.

St. George organizers turn in incorporation petition to EBR Registrar of Voters

Monday morning, the Committee to Incorporate the City of Saint George turned in a stack of signatures to the East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters.

Denham Springs City Council defers vote on controversial apartment complex

There was a sense of relief Tuesday night among people worried about a proposed apartment complex. The city council chose to hold off on approving a rezoning request for a development that many residents say would be bad for the city.

Study: legalizing same-sex marriage would bring about $28.3 million to LA's economy

Legalizing same-sex marriage in Louisiana would bring about $28.3 million in spending to the state’s economy, according to a new study from the UCLA

Senators McCain, Vitter tout Cassidy as candidate for veterans

Congressman Bill Cassidy went all over the state Monday for his Senate campaign. He got help from a pair of current senators, who said Cassidy is be the best choice to protect the men and women who protect us.

Residents applaud AG in stopping Ebola victim's belongings from coming to LA

"We don't know how it's going to be anyway with the outbreak, if the belongings are contagious or not. I don't know nothing about it on the end. But I do know I'm hella scared."

Judge grants AG's request to block ebola waste disposal in LA

A temporary restraining order has been granted blocking the disposal of incinerated waste from the Dallas Ebola victim’s personal items and belongings at a Louisiana landfill, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Darrow Assistant Fire Chief arrested for improper use of fuel card

On September 22, 2014 Peter Robblin chief of the Darrow 5th ward volunteer Fire Department report to Gonzales Investigators that he had conducted and internal audit and discovered questionable fuel purchase which had been made by his Assistant

Attorney General trying to block Ebola waste from being dumped in LA

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is seeking a temporary restraining order to block the disposal of incinerated waste from the Dallas Ebola victim’s personal items and belongings at a Louisiana landfill.

Landrieu squares off against Maness in first senate debate of 2014

It was their first time squaring off. Sen. Mary Landrieu and retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness are both hoping to get your vote on Election Day.

Metro Council presses BRPD chief over disgraced officer, body cameras

There is a lot of pressure on the Baton Rouge Police Department to hold officers accountable. That was the clear theme of Wednesday night's Metro Council meeting, in ways both positive and negative.

Jindal holds meeting on state's preparations to fight Ebola

Governor Bobby Jindal held a meeting of Unified Command Group (UCG) today at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) to get an update from state agencies and ensure the state is prepared if a case of