House Oversight and Accountability Chair James Comer of Kentucky

GOP witnesses at Biden impeachment hearing see insufficient evidence of wrongdoing so far

BY: - September 28, 2023

WASHINGTON — With two days before a partial government shutdown, House Republicans held their first impeachment inquiry hearing Thursday over unproven allegations that President Joe Biden benefited from his son’s business dealings overseas. Witnesses tapped by Republicans for the House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing acknowledged that there was no evidence showing that the president […]

Damaged homes in Chauvin, Louisiana, after Hurricane Ida

What Louisiana governor candidates want to do about soaring property insurance rate

BY: - September 27, 2023

One of the most pressing issues Louisiana faces is skyrocketing property insurance rates, including those for homeowners, businesses and vehicle owners. Insurance providers have pulled out of the state and those that remain are raising premiums after seeing numerous hurricanes hit the Gulf Coast since 2020. Florida and California are also struggling to keep companies […]

Sharon Hewitt standing at podium speaking to reporters

Hewitt, only woman running for governor, criticizes Landry for consultant accused of misconduct

BY: - September 25, 2023

State Sen. Sharon Hewitt, the only woman running for Louisiana governor, criticized Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry for hiring a political consultant who struck a plea deal last year to avoid criminal charges for alleged sexual harassment. “It is disappointing that Landry is hiring staff accused of assaulting women,” Hewitt, also a Republican, said in […]

Pistols on the shelf at Caso’s Gun-A-Rama store in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Biden administration to create new gun violence prevention office

BY: - September 22, 2023

WASHINGTON — The White House announced Thursday the formation of an Office of Gun Violence Prevention that will help states and local governments as they implement a gun safety legislative package President Joe Biden signed into law last year. Lacking additional action in Congress to curb gun violence, “the Office of Gun Violence Prevention along with […]

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill

Jeff Landry campaign hires ex-Trump adviser accused of sexual misconduct

BY: - September 20, 2023

Attorney General Jeff Landry and his political action committee (PAC) hired a former Donald Trump political adviser who has faced charges of sexual misconduct to work on Landry’s campaign for governor. Corey Lewandowski came to national prominence in 2016 when he briefly served as Trump’s campaign manager and then developed an on-and-off-again role as a […]

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Louisiana government salary database is finally live

BY: - September 14, 2023

The state of Louisiana has made a searchable database of state employee salary information publicly available. The database is available on the state’s financial transparency website, checkbook.la.gov. It includes all executive branch salary information but does not yet include salaried higher education employees. The website was the result of a bill brought by Sen. Rick […]

The Louisiana Republican Party is debating whether to recommend the elimination of no-fault divorce in Louisiana.

Large donor to Louisiana Republican Party caught up in Supreme Court controversy

BY: - September 14, 2023

A significant donor to the Republican Party of Louisiana and Republican Attorney General candidate Elizabeth Murrill also played a pivotal role in the U.S. Supreme Court transparency scandal that broke earlier this year. Mortgage company owner Robin Arkley has donated $100,000 to the state GOP over the past year. Arkley and his wife Cherie have […]

Attorney General Jeff Landry speaks to reporters before qualifying Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023, for the governor’s race Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023, at the Louisiana State Archives building in Baton Rouge.

Large donors to Landry paid millions to settle allegations of public health care overcharges

BY: - September 12, 2023

When Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry first took office in 2016, he emphasized his role in combating fraud in Medicaid, the government-backed health insurance program for people who are poor, pregnant or living with a disability. Landry, now the Republican frontrunner in the governor’s race, highlighted the work of the state’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. […]

Å Medical Form document with stethoscope and ink pen placed atop it

Tangipahoa Parish emergency department named after governor’s mother

BY: - September 8, 2023

The emergency department at Lallie Kemp Medical Center in Independence will be renamed after Gov. John Bel Edwards’ mother, Dora Jean Edwards. The LSU Board of Supervisors approved the designation at the public charity hospital Friday, the governor’s office  said. Dora Jean Edwards, who died earlier this year, spent the majority of her career working […]

Jeff Landry standing at podium speaking to reporters

Louisiana ethics board charges Jeff Landry with failure to report Hawaii trip on donor’s plane

BY: - September 7, 2023

The Louisiana Board of Ethics wants Attorney General Jeff Landry to pay a penalty for failing to disclose flights he took to and from Hawaii on a political donor’s private plane in 2021. Documents released this week show the board voted in August to charge Landry and one of the donor’s companies for violating the […]

Jeff Landry & Liz Murrill

Jeff Landry and Liz Murrill have been a team for years. Will that continue?

BY: - September 5, 2023

Louisiana Republican megadonor Lane Grigsby has been an enthusiastic supporter of Attorney General Jeff Landry’s campaign for governor over the past year. But Grigsby said Landry also asked him personally to back another candidate on the fall ballot — Liz Murrill, a Republican who’s running to replace Landry as attorney general.  Landry told Grigsby it […]

Louisiana treasurer race 2023

Louisiana treasurer candidates talk experience, social issues in investing

BY: - August 16, 2023

Candidates running to be Louisiana’s next top money manager discussed the role of the treasurer, social issues and investing, state debt and much more in an online forum Wednesday. The webinar was hosted by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research group. All three candidates in the Oct. 14 election took […]