Louisiana Politics

Former DHH worker gets 10 years in jail for stealing over $1M from Medicad

Today 19th Judicial District Court Judge Richard “Chip” Moore sentenced Deborah Crowder Loper to 10 years in prison

RNC Chairman campaigns for Cassidy, says Bill's absence is right

The head of the national Republican Party came to Baton Rouge to campaign for Garret Graves and Rep. Bill Cassidy on Thursday.

LA joins 17 states suing Obama for immigration executive order

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell joined a group of 17 states on December 3, 2014, in filing a suit challenging President Barack Obama’s recent executive orders aimed at immigration.

St. James Parish Council approves 2015 budget, not sure if it’s legal

The St. James Parish Council approved a budget for 2015, but council members are not sure it is completely legal. They think the way they are funding a walking trail could be a misstep.

Landrieu, Cassidy spar in final Senate debate

Incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy traded sharp allegations of personal misconduct in the final debate before the Louisiana Senate runoff, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6.

What does the Constable's Office do?

Do they really need those vehicles?

Edwin Edwards says Garret Graves' promises are unrealistic

The runoff for the 6th congressional district between Edwin Edwards and Garret Graves is less than two weeks away and both candidates are hitting the final stretch of their campaigns.

Landrieu hitting field before Monday Night Football

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State announces budget reduction plan

Commissioner of Administration, Kristy Nichols, announced Louisiana’s plan to reduce the budget and address the state’s $171 million deficit.

Hillary Clinton to raise money for Mary Landrieu

Hillary Clinton will host a high-dollar fundraiser for Sen. Mary Landrieu, an embattled Democratic incumbent who finds herself behind in a closely watched runoff to reelection.

Baker residents disagree over funding for city services

Baker city government cannot figure out how to close its budget gap, and neither can residents.

New Roads mayor allegedly spends over $100K with city's credit card for personal use

The mayor of New Roads is in hot water tonight for allegedly racking up more than $100,000 personal charges at the city's expense.

Early voting starts Saturday for run-off elections

If you're eligible to vote, you can vote early for the December 6th General Congressional Election. 

Union salaries dominate EBR budget hearing

Discussions about the 2015 East Baton Rouge city-parish budget are focused on salaries for city-parish employees.

Louisiana lowers state income projections for current fiscal year

The Louisiana State Government lowered its income projections for the current fiscal year. The Revenue Estimating Committee met at the State Capital Building to look over updated estimates for the current year.