Louisiana Politics

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.