Louisiana Politics

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.

Baker budget proposal would include reductions to police, fire

Baker cannot afford to keep up its services, so residents may be stuck paying the price.

Gonzales mayor prepares to veto new budget proposal

The Gonzales City Council presented a budget that is just as controversial as the last one. The city has operated without a budget for three weeks, but it could be a lot longer before it has a spending plan in place.

Jindal calls for end of Common Core, LDOE pushes back

Bobby Jindal is calling for the termination of Common Core, saying he wants Louisiana standards, not national standards.

Baker council rejects rate increases for water, sewer

Baker will start its next fiscal year without a budget. City leaders are unable to make the numbers balance, but they rejected a plan to give the city hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Mary Landrieu visits coal plants, opposes new EPA regulations

Louisiana has a lot of coal burning plants that employ a lot of workers, and they keep our energy prices among the lowest in the country.