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  • Rodney Alexander resigns as state VA chief

    June 3, 2014 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rodney Alexander stepped down from his position as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Tuesday, according to Governor Bobby Jindal's office. The governor appointed David LaCerte, who's served as deputy secretary since 2010, to replace Alexander effective immediately. "Rodney has been a strong... more »
  • Rep. McAllister cancels tea party appearance

    April 14, 2014 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An organizer says Republican U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister canceled an appearance before a tea party group as he continues to stay out of sight after a video showed him kissing a married aide. McAllister was scheduled to speak Monday to the North Central Louisiana Tea Party. But... more »
  • GOP leader: McAllister's apology appropriate

    April 8, 2014 11:52 AM

    WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he's pleased a Republican congressman from Louisiana apologized after a newspaper published a video it says shows him kissing a woman who isn't his wife. But Cantor stopped short of calling for U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister to resign. Cantor, of Virginia,... more »
  • Port Allen mayoral candidate arrested

    March 13, 2014 9:57 PM

    PORT ALLEN- One of five people vying to be the city's next mayor was booked into jail on an outstanding warrant. Larry Bell was arrested on a cruelty to animals charge by Port Allen Police. Details about the alleged crime were not released. The mayoral election is set... more »
  • Jindal's ex-coastal leader running for Congress

    February 26, 2014 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's former coastal chief, Garret Graves, is running for Congress this fall. Graves, a Republican, announced Wednesday that he'll seek the vacant 6th District seat, representing from Pointe Coupee Parish down into Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes, containing most of the metropolitan Baton Rouge area.... more »
  • Former congressman gets in attorney general's race

    February 24, 2014 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Congressman Jeff Landry says he's running to be Louisiana's next attorney general, seeking to oust a fellow Republican from the job. Landry announced Monday that he'll seek the seat currently held by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell in the 2015 election. Caldwell is running for re-election.... more »
  • Few voters make big decisions for communities

    October 19, 2013 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A number of decisions were made by very few people Saturday. Among the items voters had to weigh were taxes to fund a mosquito abatement program in Livingston Parish, an open congressional seat, a new parish president position and a host of local items from judgeships to... more »
  • Geaux vote! Polls are open

    October 18, 2013 11:52 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Polls opened at 7 a.m. today, and people here will be deciding on a tax to fund the mosquito control operation. Currently, the agency bills people and most don't pay. Leaders have warned, if the tax fails spraying will end. There are also community elections for justice... more »
  • Editors: La. most corrupt state

    September 3, 2013 11:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana is the most corrupt state, according to Business Insider an information website catered to business and technology. The site analyzed the number of convictions for public corruption. Louisiana was the worst. Follow the Bayou State: North and South Dakota ( numbers two and three, respectively)... more »
  • Alexander announced as new state VA secretary

    August 7, 2013 1:13 PM

    MONROE - A day after he announced he was through with Congress, U.S. Rep Rodney Alexander has been announced as the new head of the state's veterans affairs office. The governor's office said Alexander would resign from his position on Sept. 26 and start his new job, which has... more »
  • La. Congressman tired of Washington 'gridlock,' won't run again

    August 6, 2013 4:34 PM

    MONROE- Louisiana will lose its most senior member of the U.S. House since Rodney Alexander (R) announced he will not seek re-election today. Alexander represents the 5th Congressional District, which covers part of the Florida Parishes and mostly north east and central Louisiana. The lines of his district were... more »
  • Romney casts Ron Paul as fringe candidate

    December 30, 2011 3:17 PM

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - The polls suggest that Ron Paul could be the only Republican who could cost Mitt Romney a victory in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses. And Romney is setting out to make sure that doesn't happen. During TV interviews today, Romney said he doesn't think that Paul "represents... more »
  • Revenue forecasting panel revisits income estimate

    December 14, 2011 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's income forecasting panel is planning to talk about whether the state's revenue projections should be dropped, a move that could force a new round of budget cuts. The four-member Revenue Estimating Conference meets Wednesday to hear from two state economists about how income projections have fallen... more »
  • Vitter group targets 14 seats in state Legislature

    August 4, 2011 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Republican fundraising group created by U.S. Sen. David Vitter has targeted 10 state House seats and four state Senate seats this fall, hoping to switch them to the GOP and boost the party's majorities in both chambers of the Legislature. The Senate seats sought by... more »
  • La. House redistricting plan unveiled Friday

    March 18, 2011 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The first draft of a remapping plan for Louisiana's state House districts would cut six districts from the metropolitan New Orleans area and shift them to the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain and to Baton Rouge and its suburbs. House Speaker Jim Tucker unveiled the proposed... more »
  • Veteran Louisiana political figure dies

    October 1, 2009 11:13 AM

    Lee Fletcher, a well-known veteran of north Louisiana politics, died Wednesday in Monroe after a long battle with cancer. Fletcher worked in many congressional campaigns, serving as chief of staff for former Louisiana congressman, Dr. John Cooksey. He also was chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Dr. John Flemming... more »

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