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Early voting for Nov. 18 general election starts Friday

BY: - November 2, 2023

Early voting for Louisiana’s Nov. 18 general election begins Friday and lasts through Nov. 11, with the exception of this coming Sunday and next Friday, Nov. 10, the state holiday for Veterans’ Day.   Polls will be open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on early voting days. Every parish has at least one early […]

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New LSU Litter Institute aims to become trash abatement knowdlege hub

BY: - October 31, 2023

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the creation of a new LSU Litter Institute, which will support debris abatement projects and centralize knowledge on the issue.  “I believe it is gonna provide a blueprint for us … not just us in Louisiana,” Edwards said. “Because … as we were studying what we should do in […]

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Louisiana lawmakers block alternate graduation route for high schoolers

BY: - October 26, 2023

A panel of Louisiana lawmakers rejected a proposal Thursday to offer high school seniors an alternative to the standardized exam they need to pass in order to graduate. The House Education Committee considered policy the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) narrowly approved earlier this month aimed at students who struggle with Louisiana […]

Louisiana Gov.-elect Jeff Landry greets supporters Oct. 14, 2023, at The Ballroom in Broussard after claiming an outright win in the primary election.

Jeff Landry endorses Republicans for remaining statewide races in runoff election

BY: - October 23, 2023

Republican Attorney General and Gov.-elect Jeff Landry Monday endorsed the three GOP candidates running for statewide office against Democrats in the Nov. 18 runoff election. Landry has officially gotten behind Liz Murrill for attorney general, Nancy Landry for secretary of state and John Fleming for state treasurer. Jeff and Nancy Landry are not related to […]

LSU capitalizes on Army homecoming matchup to show off its military chops

BY: - October 20, 2023

LSU football homecoming is most often an easy win against a well-compensated but undermanned opponent. But the lead up to Saturday’s game with Army has been an opportunity for the university to show off its own military bona fides.  Saturday’s game between the Tigers and the Army Black Knights marks just the second time the […]

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Louisiana on track for $330 million budget surplus

BY: - October 19, 2023

Louisiana is projected to have tens of millions of extra dollars to spend next spring after the state finished its last budget cycle with an estimated $330 million surplus. The figure will be finalized in January, just as Gov.-elect Jeff Landry and the new state Legislature take office. Landry and lawmakers face constitutional restrictions on […]

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Louisiana receives $250M to build ‘resilience hubs’ for storm power outages

BY: - October 18, 2023

Louisiana will receive a $250 million federal grant to provide a backup plan for communities that lose power during a natural disaster. Money for the so-called resilience hubs will come from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and see a $250 million match from state partners. It will be used to build sites powered by clean energy […]

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Entergy Louisiana wants to hike customer utility bills again

BY: - October 18, 2023

Entergy Louisiana wants to again raise prices on its customers, and state utility regulators are expected to discuss the proposed rate hike on Wednesday.  The company has asked the Louisiana Public Service Commission to approve an increase on its electricity prices. Entergy is seeking an additional $173 million over a three-year term beginning in September […]

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is shown addressing an audience at the Andrew P. Sanchez Multi-Service Center in New Orleans on Feb. 16, 2023.

Edwards credits Jeff Landry’s win in governor’s race to ‘kitchen table issues’

BY: - October 15, 2023

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, the lone Democratic state leader in the Deep South, issued a statement Sunday is response to the results of Saturday’s election to replace him. Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry won the seat outright with 52% of the vote in the statewide primary ahead of 14 other candidates. “Congratulations to Governor-Elect […]

Billy Nungesser

Nungesser easily wins third term as lieutenant governor

BY: - October 14, 2023

The decision of Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser earlier this year not to run for Louisiana governor surprised many in state political circles, but he earned a predictable, convincing re-election victory Saturday against a weak field. Nungesser, a Republican and former Plaquemines Parish president, will avoid a runoff next month with nearly 70% of the vote […]

People enter a voting precinct to vote in the Michigan primary election at Trombly School Aug. 7, 2018 in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.

DeSoto Parish clerk of court arrested for nursing home electioneering: report

BY: - October 10, 2023

Just four days ahead of Louisiana’s statewide primary election, the lead election official for DeSoto Parish has been arrested, our news partners at KSLA-TV report. Clerk of Court Jeremy Evans was booked into the parish jail Tuesday morning for allegedly campaigning at a nursing home. According to KSLA, the clerk’s father, former DeSoto District Attorney […]

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John Schroder endorses Scott McKnight in Louisiana treasurer race

BY: - October 9, 2023

Incumbent Republican John Schroder has endorsed state Rep. Scott McKnight, R-Baton Rouge, to succeed Schroder as state treasurer, the McKnight campaign announced Monday. McKnight is one of three major candidates in the race. He’s facing former Congressman John Fleming, a Republican from Minden, and financial planner Dustin Granger, a Democrat from Lake Charles.  The primary […]