Louisiana Politics

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.

Sen. Morrell says state colleges need clear policies to deal with sexual assault

A state senator says it's going to take new laws to help colleges reduce the number of sexual assaults on campus.

DOE plans to unify LA’s early childhood education system by 2015

The Louisiana Department of Education and the Department of Children and Family Services today outlined proposed policies and strategies to complete the unification of Louisiana's early childhood system by the fall 2015 deadline required by

BR Councilwoman hopes to get police officers body cameras in the near future

Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle wants Baton Rouge officers to join the New Orleans and Thibodaux police departments in using body cameras.

Metro Council votes to fire EBR Parish Attorney Mary Roper

Metro council members voted eight to three on September 10, 2014, to fire East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney Mary Roper. Roper sued the council for wrongful termination.

Surveillance cameras at center of continued Gonzales budget fight

There is one issue that's keeping the City of Gonzales from funding city services: new surveillance cameras. The city council voted Monday in its typical 3-2 fashion to approve a budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.