Louisiana Politics

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

Payday lender regulations audit

An audit released by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor reveals that payday lenders involved in shady business practices needed to fined. 

LA DCFS responds to million dollar food stamp mistake

Louisiana distributed more than a million dollars in SNAP benefits to people who were no longer alive. A state audit shows nearly 4,000 households received SNAP payments where the primary recipient was dead.

Monroe Mayor wants to unseat Vance McAllister

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo says he's going to try to unseat U.S. Representative Vance McAllister.

Report says Bill Cassidy's teen daughter is pregnant

By CNN Political Unit (CNN) -- The unmarried 17-year-old daughter of conservative Republican congressman and Louisiana Senate candidate Bill Cassidy is pregnant, according to a published report on Thursday.

Principals say partnerships, not power, needed to improve schools

Local principals say they need help improving their schools. But instead of more power, they want more partnerships.