Louisiana Politics

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.

Port Allen celebrates inauguration of new mayor Richard Lee III

Port Allen believes the third time is the charm. Mayor Richard Lee III was sworn into office Tuesday  night. He is Port Allen's third mayor in the last six months.

Public voices their concern with fiscal budget: not enough funding for disability services

Monday at the State Capitol, legislators heard testimony from the public about Governor Jindal’s budget.

LA auditor investigates Dept of Child & Family Services

Officials of the Department of Children and Family Services, charged with investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect, did not always conduct its child welfare activities according to its own policies, and referred more than 2,600 case

Senator wants better turn out at elections: there should be a higher standard

Lawmakers are enticing voters to head to the polls, one bill at a time and for good reason.

Jindal, LA GOP ask McAllister to step down

United States Congressman Vance McAllister from Louisiana has already apologized for kissing a female staffer in December 2013, but leaders of the Republican Party in Louisiana don’t think that’s enough.

McAllister apology, LA GOP response

UPDATE 4-10-14: The Louisiana Republican Party has released a statement criticizing Vance McAllister and asking him to step down from office.

St. George supporters, opponents lower profile in week after online comments cause outrage

There have been no inflammatory Facebook posts, nor any al-Qaeda similes, but that does not mean supporters or opponents of the proposed city of St. George have stopped working.

Lawmakers on board to get rid of anti-sodomy law from LA law books

Wednesday in session there was a big win for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community. A bill that has created a lot of buzz in our community over the past year passed out of a house committee.

'Each human life has value': Senator hopes to change vehicular homicide sentences

Tuesday, a bill up for discussion in a Senate Committee would base jail sentences on the number of people killed by a person's decision to drive drunk.

New law would have strict penalties for smokers who litter

Tossing a cigarette butt out your window will cost you big time if state lawmakers approve a bill up for discussion at the capitol, in fact, it could also cost you your driver's license.