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  • Metro Council message: no new taxes Play Video

    January 14, 2015 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members voted Wednesday night not to bring East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden's proposal for a 1/4 cent sales tax increase to a public vote. The tax bump would have funded public safety and capital improvement projects. council members in favor of the plan... more »
  • BR mayor among politicians not paying fines check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 19, 2013 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden owes $2,500 to the state and has not paid up, according to the Louisiana Ethics Commission. Holden's fine is from failing to file a 2008 personal financial disclosure form properly. He's one of hundreds of public officials who owe money to the... more »
  • Mayor: BRPD Chief announcement Wednesday

    July 30, 2013 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden's office said he will announce his selection for the next chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department at a press conference tomorrow morning. Holden confirmed last week that the three finalists for the position were interim chief Carl Dabadie, Capt. Noel Salamoni, and... more »
  • Emails between fired chief, Mayor's office released check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 19, 2013 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A string of emails News 2 obtained after filing a public records request weeks ago detail what former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White identified as micromanagement by Mayor Kip Holden's office. Those claims also came to light during a public hearing on the chief's job status... more »
  • Fired police chief: race issue in dept. check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 18, 2013 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Allegations of racial misconduct hit a nerve here Monday when the fired police chief suggested there is a racial discrimination problem inside the police force, and not much is being done to fight it. Dewayne White sited an example during a hearing with Mayor Kip Holden. White... more »
  • White finishes statement, Holden to render decision check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 18, 2013 9:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police Chief Dwayne White has finished his testimony at a special hearing into his future. Mayor-President Kip Holden said he would have a decision in the matter in about ten minutes. White testified for more than an hour telling Holden he and the police department had... more »
  • People talking about chief's firing

    February 8, 2013 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People have lots of questions, two days after the police chief was fired. "It's our money. We deserve to know," said Joe Fougerousse. Fougerousse was enjoying the Krewe of Southdowns parade Friday night, but still thinking about the events that happened earlier in the week. Mayor... more »
  • Day 2 Mayor doesn't answer question

    February 7, 2013 10:14 PM

    Baton Rouge - For the second day Mayor Kip Holden still wont answer questions about the termination of Police Chief DeWayne White. News searched for Holden through the city, and even waiting at his home. Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle told News 2 she believes the politics need to be removed... more »
  • Fired chief levels serious allegations against Mayor check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 7, 2013 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Through his attorney today, fired Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White leveled serious allegations that the East Baton Rouge Mayor's Office interfered with his duties and actively kept him from speaking to the media about issues with the department. White and his attorney, Jill Craft, made... more »
  • Mayor Holden signs disaster declaration for EBR

    January 11, 2013 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden officially declared a local disaster for East Baton Rouge Parish after two days of rainfall and localized flooding. The declaration activates parish emergency response plans and other activities. Holden's office noted that while the rain has stopped, the Amite and Comite rivers... more »
  • Local leaders lend a hand at St. Vincent de Paul check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 21, 2012 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - District Attorney Hillar Moore, Mayor "Kip" Holden, LSU Gymnastics Coach D-D Breaux or Constable Reggie Brown could have carved your Thanksgiving Day turkey, if you eat at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The group of 12 local leaders competed in the 3rd Annual Community... more »
  • Mayor: Baton Rouge joining fight against childhood obesity

    September 26, 2012 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden is announcing new programs for the city designed to combat childhood obesity. The press conference is scheduled for 1:30 Wednesday afternoon. News 2's Olivia LaBorde will be there and have more about the battle against obesity tonight. more »
  • EBR Mayor Pro Tem running for mayor-president check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 14, 2012 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor Pro Tem Mike Walker tells News 2 he is running for Mayor-President in November. Walker has been on the council for 12 years. Current Mayor-President Kip Holden is seeking his third term in office. At least two Baton Rouge businessmen also say... more »
  • New EBR program to help people get bank accounts check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 12, 2012 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you live in East Baton Rouge and don't have a checking or a savings account, a new program hopes to help you change that. In a press conference Thursday, Mayor-President Kip Holden and 13 bank executives announced a partnership called "Bank on Baton Rouge. "... more »
  • Mayor Holden rings bell for Salvation Army

    December 22, 2011 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge's mayor picked up a Salvation Army bell Thursday to help raise money for the charity . Mayor Kip Holden appeared at the Walmart on College to collect contributions for the nearly 150-year-old charitable organization. "It's a great time in Baton Rouge to see people... more »
  • EMS admin: we need more workers Play Video

    November 22, 2011 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- Emergency Medical Services Administrator Pam Porter met with Mayor Kip Holden Tuesday afternoon to request 20 more workers to staff the 911 call center and to staff ambulances. But city finance workers said no to the original request Monday night, citing long-term funding as a concern. ... more »
  • EBR taxpayers may cover cost of dispute

    November 2, 2011 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Your tax dollars may be used to help solve an ongoing dispute between the mayor and the sheriff. East Baton Rouge Parish-President Kip Holden says the current system to handle federal, emergency grant money saves lives. Homeland security money was under the control of the... more »
  • Mayor's tax plan goes back to Metro Council

    August 9, 2011 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People in East Baton Rouge Parish may never get the chance to vote on Mayor-President Kip Holden's $748 million tax plan. Tomorrow night Metro Council could vote to keep it off the ballot in November. The Metro Council voted 9-3 to keep the proposal off the agenda... more »
  • Tax package back on EBR Metro Council agenda

    August 3, 2011 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden's package of tax increases are back on the East Baton Rouge Metro Council's agenda, after it was flatly rejected at their last meeting. Scott Dyer, the mayor's spokesperson, told News 2 the plan would be "basically the same", raising $748 million to pay... more »
  • EBR Mayor-President blasts Council members on radio

    August 2, 2011 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden blasted Metro Council members' actions over his recent bond proposal on WJBO with Clay Young this morning. "We are looking at a Council that is turning into Washington politics, by a leader that all he's trying to do is get... more »
  • Tax plan latest victim in Mayor-Metro Council spat

    July 27, 2011 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Metro Council refused Wednesday to put Mayor Kip Holden's tax plan in motion toward a ballot in the fall. It was Holden's third attempt to fund projects across the parish. It would have increased sales and property taxes to raise $740 million. ... more »
  • Mayor Holden stands behind $748 million tax plan

    July 25, 2011 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden addressed a packed Baton Rouge Press Club today, defending and explaining his $748 million capital improvements plan. Unlike two other failed attempts to pass the tax plan, Holden said this time it will be broken into three components: infrastructure,... more »
  • Mayor presents Future EBR plan

    June 22, 2011 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mayor Kip Holden and planning consultant John Fregonese presented the draft for the Future EBR plan today at the Old State Capitol. Community members helped mold the plan for development in East Baton Rouge Parish over the next 20 to 30 years. For most people, the number... more »
  • Mayor to pick police chief next week

    May 20, 2011 6:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden says he will name the city's next police chief no later than Wednesday, and he will be making the choice from the five candidates recommended by an advisory committee he assembled last month. The Advocate reports Holden interviewed the three local candidates on... more »
  • Finalists for BRPD chief selected by committee

    May 11, 2011 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The final five candidates for the position of Baton Rouge Police Chief were selected by Mayor-President Kip Holden's advisory committee today. The committee chose the five after two days of talking to the ten candidates they'd voted to move on to the face-to-face interviews. The list... more »
  • Holden planning for another bond proposal

    April 14, 2011 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden says he will support putting another bond proposal on the October or November ballot. The mayor says details are being ironed out. Voters rejected other recent tax increases that included everything from money for a downtown tourist attraction to roads and crime... more »
  • Glen Oaks residents say new bridge is long overdue

    March 22, 2011 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents in the Glen Oaks area are upset about a bridge not being reopened. The Blue Grass Bridge on the corner of Blue Grass road and Sumrall road has been closed for more than a year. Residents have signed petitions and have held meetings with several... more »
  • Mayor Flier still center of legal battles

    January 27, 2011 10:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man caught in the middle of a political battle wants his day in court, and he's taking, the Louisiana ethics board with him. Scott Wilfong's company printed fliers alleging in-fidelity on the part of mayor Kip Holden. The mayor has since denied the allegations, but Wilfongs... more »

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