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  • St. George petitioners trying to gain steam

    February 1, 2014 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Petition organizers for the proposed city of St. George collected hundreds of signatures Saturday. The petition started as a way for the unincorporated area of East Baton Rouge Parish to gain an independent school district. "But now we've learned that we can run a very... more »
  • City of St. George described as dragon slayer against BR Play Video

    December 12, 2013 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Supporters, detractors and people still trying to make up their minds about the proposed City of St. George listened to a fiery sermon from a minister who says Baton Rouge is a dragon, needing to be slayed. "There are dragons, fire-breathing dragons," Rev. C.L. Bryant said... more »
  • Recall petition filed against Sorrento mayor

    November 22, 2013 10:15 AM

    SORRENTO- A pair of residents took the first steps Friday to recall Mayor Mike Lambert. Brain Sisk, chairman of the effort, and Donald Trabeaux, his co-chair, walked into the Secretary of State's office this morning to begin the petition. The pair can now officially collect the 348 signatures... more »
  • Announcement today on Port Allen mayoral recall

    September 9, 2013 11:53 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Election officials said they'll have an announcement Monday afternoon about the recently-submitted petition to recall Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter. Organizers of the petition turned in their collected signatures last week to the Registrar of Voters in West Baton Rouge Parish. It was the first time... more »
  • Recall petition filed against Port Allen council member

    September 4, 2013 11:13 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Citizens of Port Allen filed a petition to recall a member of the city council today, one day after signatures to recall the city's mayor were filed with the state. Today's petition seeks the recall of R. J. Loupe, an at-large council member who also served... more »
  • La. joins NRA, other states in gun sales petition

    September 4, 2013 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell signed on with 21 other state attorneys general to an NRA petition asking the Supreme Court to overturn a ban against handgun sales to people younger than 21. The petition to overturn the ban was filed in August and notes a... more »
  • History made as organizers turn in recall petition Play Video

    September 3, 2013 8:28 AM

    PORT ALLEN - For the first time in West Baton Rouge Parish history, a petition to recall an elected official was turned in Tuesday morning to the Registrar of Voters Stacy Ryan. The petition targets Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter. Deloris Kibby and Millie Jackson are the chairwomen of... more »
  • Update: Signatures to be delivered in mayoral recall

    August 28, 2013 11:56 AM

    PORT ALLEN - People in Port Allen are one step closer to a possible recall election against Mayor Deedy Slaughter. This morning, a letter was hand delivered to the Registrar of Voter's Office indicating intent for a recall election. The Mayor was also sent a certified copy of the... more »
  • Residents want Watson to become a city Play Video

    July 20, 2013 6:34 PM

    WATSON - Residents in Watson have started a petition to make the community a city. They want more say-so in parish issues. A group called Neighbors in Action (NIA) held a drive-thru petition signing Saturday to collect signatures. "Things are changing out here. They know they're changing quickly,... more »
  • Recall petition filed against Port Allen's mayor

    June 7, 2013 2:40 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A recall petition has been filed against Port Allen Mayor "Deedy" Slaughter with the Secretary of State's Office. The petition was filed by Deloris Kibby and Millie Jackson. John Michael Lockhart, one of the recall organizers, said they are hoping to get a recall election on the Oct.... more »
  • Watson one step closer to becoming a city Play Video

    April 12, 2013 10:12 PM

    WATSON- Saturday, people here will begin the final push to get their community incorporated as a city. "We need a voice to represent our community because our community is different from the other side of the parish, and right now we're just treated as one within several in the... more »
  • Efforts made to recall St. Tammany Parish Coroner

    March 26, 2013 11:38 AM

    COVINGTON - A St. Tammany Parish citizens' group has voted to launch a recall drive against Coroner Peter Galvan, whose spending habits and operations are under investigation. The Times-Picayune reports the leadership of Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany Parish decided Monday to undertake the recall, which requires that they gather... more »
  • Edwards asks feds to end supervised release early

    January 22, 2013 2:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's flamboyant former Gov. Edwin Edwards says he's done his time, paid $2 million in fines and forfeitures and done everything required for his supervised release, and wants the supervision to end now. Federal prosecutors support the request. They say Edwards has served more than 18 months... more »
  • 54,000 Mexicans sign petition for US gun control

    January 14, 2013 2:40 PM

    MEXICO CITY - More than 54,000 Mexicans have signed a petition calling on the United States to take further steps to combat weapons trafficking. Mexico says the majority of guns used by the country's violent drug cartels are smuggled over the border from the United States. Mexico's best-known anti-violence activist... more »
  • Recall organizers fined $500 each by ethics board

    November 16, 2012 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Calcasieu Parish teachers who led failed recall efforts against Gov. Bobby Jindal and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley have been fined $500 each for failing to file campaign finance reports on time. Angie Bonvillian and Brenda Romero missed a deadline to file a report 45 days after... more »
  • Woman recalls accident on dangerous St. Amant road

    February 23, 2012 10:38 AM

    ST. AMANT - Motorists who drive Stringer Bridge Road know about the road's potential hazards. Tuesday night two girls died when their mother's car ran off the road and landed into Black Bayou. There is a petition drive to build a guardrail along the road's dangerous curve where... more »
  • EBR Neighborhoods get speed limit power

    May 25, 2011 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In East Baton Rouge Parish, beware angry homeowners. The Baton Rouge Metro Council is giving neighborhoods the power to set their own speed limits. People complain about lead-footed drivers, but when cops start shooting radar, they slow down. So now, people can lower the speed... more »
  • Neighborhood petitions for red-light at intersection

    April 25, 2011 5:46 PM

    ADDIS, La.- Dozens of people are petitioning for a red light at what they call a deadly intersection. It's at the corner of LA-1 and Sugar Plantation Parkway in Addis, where Les Miles' sister died in a car crash last week. Investigators say 54-year-old Ann Hope Browne turned... more »
  • Recall petition filed against Gov. Jindal

    December 15, 2010 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A recall petition has been filed against Gov. Bobby Jindal by a couple from Opelousas. Ronnie Ray Ceasar says he is trying to get the governor recalled because he's unhappy with budget cuts that have stripped millions from higher education and health care. Ceasar also calls Jindal... more »
  • La. plant foes petition EPA to block construction

    October 29, 2010 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, LA - Opponents of a proposed 10 million-barrel oil storage facility have filed a petition asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to block construction of the project pending further regulatory review. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network and Community Strength claim the Petroplex International LLC facility near Vacherie would... more »
  • La. AG files petition against BP

    June 4, 2010 5:47 PM

    Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed a petition for discovery and investigation against BP in Plaquemines Parish. The petition, filed in state court, said BP has failed to cooperate and share important information with the state. The petition’s purpose is to gather information about the causes of the oil spill and... more »
  • Speed bumps have some people shaken up

    April 13, 2010 6:05 PM

    Super-sized speed bumps were installed more than a year ago on Tiggy Duplessis Road. The road cuts between Airline Highway and Highway 621 in Ascension Parish. A group that wants the bumps removed met on the steps of the Ascension Parish Courthouse Tuesday night with a petition to present... more »
  • Alcohol petition in Walker passes another hurdle

    April 13, 2010 10:55 AM

    An official with the Registrar of Voters in Livingston Parish says the petition to change alcohol laws in Walker is moving forward. The signatures of 921 people were needed to move the petition forward. More than 1,000 signatures were accepted. The results are now headed to Mayor Bobby... more »
  • Chief tries to block investigation

    April 6, 2010 9:02 AM

    Monroe Police Chief Ron Schleuter has filed a petition against Mayor Jamie Mayo to keep the city attorney's office from investigating him. Schleuter is trying to block the investigation because the city attorney has been defending him in a federal lawsuit brought by two police officers claiming he wiretapped their... more »
  • Alcohol petition count officially under way

    April 5, 2010 1:23 PM

    UPDATE: We could know by next week whether voters will head to the polls. Voting officials accepted petitions today signed by more than 1,200 people. Now, those signatures must be checked. Voting officials need to make sure each signature is valid, that the person lives within Walker's town limits... more »
  • 3rd Circuit invalidates Forest Hill mayor recall

    March 12, 2010 5:52 AM

    A recall election for Forest Hill Mayor Marcia Young scheduled for May 1 has been called off. The state 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a March 3 state court ruling, which had declared the recall petition valid. Young appealed the ruling arguing the petition was invalid because it contained... more »
  • Walker Alcohol Petition

    March 3, 2010 4:08 PM

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  • Alcohol petition still alive in Walker

    March 3, 2010 10:11 AM

    A grassroots effort could change alcohol sales within the Town of Walker. News 2 first told you about a circulating petition a month ago. For that petition to move forward, 921 registered voters in Walker have to sign it before an April 5th deadline. Today, organizers with Help Walker... more »
  • Petition aims to recall St. Landry councilman

    February 10, 2010 4:56 AM

    A recall petition has been filed against St. Landry Parish Councilman Ronald E. Buschel. The Feb. 1 filing starts the 180-day period in which the recall committee has to get at least 1,436 signatures of registered voters from Buschel's district to force a recall election. The petition does not specify... more »
  • Petition launched against Walker alcohol ordinance

    February 2, 2010 4:53 PM

    A petition launched Tuesday by citizens could change alcohol sales within the town of Walker. A town ordinance only allows for beverages with less than six percent alcohol content to be sold. That amounts to beer, wine coolers and low-alcohol wine. The petition asks for more options. Many citizens in... more »
  • Who Dat petition

    January 29, 2010 10:59 PM

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/whodatnation/ more »
  • Rep. Melancon's 'Who Dat' Petition

    January 29, 2010 2:15 PM

    http://action.charliemelancon.com/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=41 more »
  • Wilson mayor recall petition valid

    November 3, 2009 6:49 AM

    East Feliciana Parish Registrar of Voters Edwin Lea McGehee said a petition submitted Friday has enough valid signatures for Gov. Bobby Jindal to call a special election on the question of recalling Wilson Mayor Joshua L. Thomas. McGehee said he mailed the petition to the Governor's Office on Monday after... more »

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