Greg LaRose

Greg LaRose

Greg LaRose has covered news for more than 30 years in Louisiana. Before coming to the Louisiana Illuminator, he was the chief investigative reporter for WDSU-TV in New Orleans. He previously led the government and politics team for The Times-Picayune |, and was editor in chief at New Orleans CityBusiness. Greg's other career stops include Tiger Rag, South Baton Rouge Journal, the Covington News Banner, Louisiana Radio Network and multiple radio stations.

Issues persist post disaster in Southwest Louisiana, emergency officials say

By: - February 3, 2022

A string of major hurricanes and other severe weather events over the past year have revealed gaps in Louisiana’s emergency and response planning, according to local officials from the southwest corner of the state.

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Louisiana Legislature starts working on new political maps

By: , , and - February 2, 2022

The Louisiana Legislature opened its special session on political redistricting Tuesday with 22 proposals for reworking boundaries for the state’s seats in Congress, the state Senate, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Public Service Commission and on the state Supreme Court. More proposals are in the works for the Louisiana House of Representatives. Dozens of […]


Why Louisiana property owners need to pay attention to an ongoing political feud

By: - January 31, 2022

Many of you are writing checks around this time of year to cover your property taxes in Louisiana, based on the millage rate in your particular locale and what your assessor values your residential or commercial holdings. There’s a process for what happens if you don’t agree with that value, and it’s at the heart […]

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Mobile app sports betting starts Friday in Louisiana; will it be a tax revenue win?

By: - January 26, 2022

Sports betting on smartphones will be available in Louisiana ahead of this weekend's NFL conference championships in the 55 parishes that approved last fall.

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Louisiana redistricting 2022: Welcome to Vegas, Opie

By: - January 24, 2022

Throughout the state, communities will argue their political boundaries shouldn’t change so that they can retain their voting strength. But what if that strength comes at the cost of weakening someone else?

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Bossier casino gets more time for next move after St. Tammany voters reject relocation

By: - January 20, 2022

The owners of a Bossier City riverboat casino will get a little more time to determine their next move after voters in St. Tammany Parish rejected a proposal in December to transfer the gaming license there.  DiamondJacks had until Feb. 9 to resume gambling at its current site as a condition for putting its relocation […]


History gives Treasurer John Schroder a fighting chance in the 2023 governor’s race 

By: - January 20, 2022

The field for Louisiana governor could feature three Republican statewide elected officials. Of the three positions, only treasurers have demonstrated a recent history of ascending politically.

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Feds prioritize billions for Louisiana coastal projects

By: - January 19, 2022

Not all of the projects are fully funded. Those with dollars from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will require 35% in matching money from the state.

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What would Martin Luther King think about America in 2022?

By: - January 17, 2022

It’s certainly no coincidence that debate over the most significant piece of voting rights legislation in more than a generation is coming to a head as we celebrate the holiday dedicated to the United States’ preeminent civil rights icon. While it’s a stretch to call the prevailing politically hued conjecture over the John Lewis Voting […]

Governor: Most COVID-19 reinfections in Louisiana are among unvaccinated

By: - January 13, 2022

People who have not received a coronavirus vaccine account for the majority of those who have contracted COVID-19 more than once, according to data Gov. John Bel Edwards shared Thursday. From September through December 2021, 60% percent of reinfections were among the unvaccinated, the governor said. In the past two days, 2,384 reinfections were reported […]

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CROWN Act resistance shows how far Louisiana has to go after Plessy pardon

By: - January 12, 2022

Three versions of a proposal to prohibit discrimination against natural hairstyles failed in the Louisiana Legislature. Two sponsors say they'll bring their bills back this year.

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Louisiana sets another COVID-19 daily case count record: 17,592

By: - January 12, 2022

The omicron variant continues to fuel an increase coronavirus cases in Louisiana. The state health department reported a new single-day high for COVID-19 cases with 17,592, eclipsing a record set last week by nearly 2,800. The Louisiana Department also reported 1,999 hospitalizations related to COVID-19 and 14 deaths. Individuals age 5-17 (20%) and 18-29 (20%) accounted […]