Louisiana Politics

Flood Insurance Reform passes Senate, will save Louisiana homeowners from crippling rate hikes

The United States Senate passed legislation on Thursday that will delay crippling flood insurance rate hikes for the nearly half a million homeowners in Louisiana, and many others across the country.

First minority in middle district of LA appointed U.S. Chief Probation Officer

For many, Thursday was a day of history. "I've always wanted to be the first at something, a

Jindal Highlights $2.7M False River Restoration Project

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal highlighted a $2.7 million restoration project to restore fisheries and water quality in False River.

Pelosi calls for path to citizenship; Rep. John Fleming of LA among those who oppose major immigration reform

As House Republicans headed to Maryland's eastern shore to discuss their immigration reform principles, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi drew a bright line on the most contentious issue in the debate, insisting, "In our caucus, the

Reid says vulnerable Democrats should not run away from Obama

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid embraced President Barack Obama's standing in an exclusive interview with CNN on Tuesday, stating that he encourages vulnerable Senate Democrats running for re-election in 2014 to invite the President to campaign wit

Dardenne announces highest-level accreditation for LA tourism

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne is announcing a major tourism achievement for Louisiana—accreditation from Destination Marketing Association International. Louisiana is only the second state in the U.S.

Hillary Clinton speaks of Benghazi regrets in New Orleans

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya was her biggest regret during the four years she served as America's top diplomat.

‘School Choice Week’ begins Monday in LA; 175 events planned

Governor Jindal has proclaimed Jan. 26 - Feb. 1 as 'Louisiana School Choice Week.'

Closed doors for jury selection in ex-New Orleans mayor's trial on bribery charges

Closed courtrooms. No laptops, phones or Wi-Fi. Bathrooms closed off by marshals.

Jindal proposes budget, legislators weigh in

The sleet and snow didn't stop the Governor's team from unveiling their budget on Friday. For the first time in years, some of the hardest hit programs are getting cash instead of cuts.

Some Louisiana state offices will be closed on Friday due to wintry weather

Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols announced today that state government offices will be closed on Friday, January 24, in the following parishes across Louisiana where hazardous driving conditions and scattered power outages are fore

LSU students say 'no' to tobacco ban on campus

The debate was on at LSU Wednesday, and dozens came out to hear the student's voice on one thing.  "We asked students, do you want a tobacco ban?"

'Ban the Box' movement heads to the state capitol

It's a little box to check on almost every employment application, ‘have you ever been arrested or convicted of a felony?’ It's an easy question to answer, but for thousands of former inmates it can mean the end of their sea

Lawmakers weigh the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana

With other states blazing the trail for legalization, the conversation about legalizing weed here in Louisiana is gaining some traction.

Superintendent White hosts final forum in BR for Jump Start Initiative

State Superintendent of Education John White will host a public forum in Baton Rouge to discuss the proposed Jump Start program.