Louisiana Politics

Gonzales mayor says budget stalemate 'like a game of chicken'

The mayor of Gonzales is warning residents that the city could shut down in a few weeks if he and the council do not agree on a budget.

The state of Louisiana fiiles suit against State Farm

There is a crash every three minutes and thirty-seven seconds in Louisiana and the attorney general says if you're a state farm customer and you've had your car fixed by them after a crash you're more at risk.

Vigil highlights new laws against domestic violence

Law enforcement has new ways to try to stop domestic violence. And a local sorority wants everyone to know about them, so they could save a woman's life.

Metro Council votes down controversial 'fairness ordinance'

The debate over the controversial "fairness ordinance" is over, for now.

NOPD now allows officers to have visible arm tattoos

New Orleans, LA (WGNO) -- There's encouraging news for New Orleans police officers who have visible tattoos. The department's policy on body ink has been revised.

Baker City Councilman arrested for Moon Pie theft, abuse of power

John Givens, who represents District 5 on Baker, LA's City Council, turned himself in to Baker Police investigators at 7:30 Thursday morning.

Mayor Kip Holden will run for Lieutenant Governor

Baton Rouge’s Mayor Kip Holden hit the airwaves Tuesday and announced he does plan to run for Lt. Governor in 2015, but is holding off until November to make an official announcement.

Mayor appears in new music video to promote healthy living

There's a brand new music video people are watching around Baton Rouge, because it features our mayor, Kip Holden!

Judge rules Woody Jenkins has no standing in annexation lawsuit

The future of the city of St. George is far from decided, but supporters lost an important fight in court Monday. Judge Janice Clark ruled against a lawsuit that challenged the annexation of the Mall of Louisiana and Baton Rouge General.

LA Speaker of the House, State Police will travel to U.S./Mexico Border

On Monday, August, 4th, Speaker of the House Chuck Kleckley of the Louisiana State House of Representatives will accompany Colonel Mike Edmonson, State Police Superintendent, and a delegation from the Louisiana State Police on a trip to south T

Louisiana's Legislative Auditor makes it easier to report fraud

Do you suspect that someone is misusing public funds? If so, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA) has made it easier to report your suspicions.

Students concerned about scope of LSU's smoke free policy

When students return to LSU this fall, they will notice something missing: smokers.

7 new laws affect Louisiana drivers starting August 1, 2014

Beginning August 1st, 2014, numerous laws and amendments passed during the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session will affect motorists throughout the state.

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.