Louisiana Politics

Jindal holds meeting on state's preparations to fight Ebola

Governor Bobby Jindal held a meeting of Unified Command Group (UCG) today at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) to get an update from state agencies and ensure the state is prepared if a case of

OGB extends enrollment period through November 2014

Today, the Office of Group Benefits (OGB) announced it would extend the annual enrollment period for its 2015 health plan options through the end of November 2014.

LSP, DOTD installs 'Move Over' signs on major highways

Move over! That’s the message from Louisiana State Police and the Department of Transportation.

Sarah Palin campaigns for Rob Maness at Jefferson Parish restaurant

Sarah Palin attended a fundraising event for U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness at a Louisiana restaurant Saturday.

LA Attorney General appeals Lafayette judge’s ruling on same-sex marriage

Today, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell appealed a Lafayette judge's ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. He filed his appeal with the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Livingston Parish Council delays action on proposed gravel pit

The Livingston Parish Council deferred a vote Thursday on restrictions on certain mining operations.

Oil prices continue to drop despite ISIS

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Oil prices have fallen sharply over the past few months -- even though the terrorist organization ISIS has taken control of some refineries in Syria and Iraq.

Louisiana AG's Office: New health plan for state workers might be illegal

The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says, Governor Bobby Jindal's administration ignored state law when trying to implement new health care plans for more than 230,000 current and retired state workers.

Former Louisiana DHH Secretary indicted on felony perjury charges

An East Baton Rouge Parish, LA, grand jury indicted former Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein on nine felony counts of perjury.

Petition recalling Gonzales city councilman gets approved

At least one city councilman in Gonzales will have his job at stake in the December election.

Gonzales police chief prepared to "waste taxpayer dollars" because of budget stalemate

The chief of the Gonzales Police Department says he will have to waste money because of fighting between the mayor and city council.

VA to hike doctors pay by $20,000 to $35,000

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Doctors who passed on a career at the Department of Veterans Affairs because of pay will soon have a reason to give the agency a second look.

St. John Parish Government warns against requests for water samples

The Parish is informed that misleading information and requests for water samples are being circulated by a third-party private business through flyers on residents' doors.

DEQ halts landfill operations in Shreveport

The Department of Environmental Quality, working with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, issued an administrative order requiring a Shreveport landfill owned by Harrelson Material Management Inc.

DA Moore not concerned about debt shown in annual audit

District Attorney Hillar Moore III says it is not a big deal that his office is getting deeper in debt. But if Kip Holden's staff does not increase his funding, it could become a big deal.