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  • Former state Rep. Raymond Laborde passes away

    January 17, 2016 5:14 PM

    MARKSVILLE - Raymond Laborde, a former state lawmaker and commissioner of administration for Governor Edwin Edwards, has died according to his family. He was 88 years old. Laborde passed away Sunday morning in his native Marksville. Laborde was elected mayor of Marksville in 1958 and served in that office... more »
  • Edwards resigns House seat during governor's transition

    December 11, 2015 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor-election John Bel Edwards officially resigned from his seat in the state House of Representatives this week as he continues preparations to take Louisiana's highest office next month. Edwards said resigning the House District 72 post will allow him to devote his full attention to the... more »
  • Metro Council members split races for state seats

    November 21, 2015 8:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Baton Rouge Metro Council split a pair of state House seats Saturday night. Ronnie Edwards won the seat to represent District 29, defeating Edmond Jordan 72 to 28 percent. Ryan Heck fell to Paula Davis in the race for the District 69 seat,... more »
  • EBR Metro-Council members vie for state seats

    October 25, 2015 1:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the East Baton Rouge Metro-Council looking to get in to the Louisiana State House will shake up the current council. C. Denise Marcelle is the only certified move into the state House of Representatives based on Saturday's election results. Marcelle went head-to-head against fellow... more »
  • Rep. Alfred Williams funeral services set for Monday

    August 6, 2015 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The office of the late state Rep. Alfred Williams said his funeral and viewing would take place Monday in Baton Rouge. Sources told News 2 that Williams, a Democrat who represented the 61st District, had been recovering from surgery when he passed late Tuesday night due... more »
  • Representative Garret Graves Play Video

    May 26, 2015 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been a busy 100 days for congress. This morning one of Louisiana's newest congressman, Garret Graves, stopped by 2une In to tell News 2's John Pastorek about what he's witnessed so far. "A lot of people look at Congress and say, ‘it's so far away... more »
  • Session update: Representative Kenneth Havard Play Video

    May 20, 2015 11:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- There are less than four weeks left in the legislative session and lawmakers are still trying to fill the budget gap. This morning Representative Kenneth Havard stopped by 2une in to give News 2's Kylie Dixon an update on what lawmakers have been discussing so far. "There... more »
  • At the Capitol: Representative Patricia Smith Play Video

    April 22, 2015 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State Representative Pat Smith from the 67th district stopped by 2une In this morning to give us an update on what's been going on during the current legislative session. "We've got to make sure that our folks have a quality of life," said Smith. "That includes not... more »
  • GOP Rep. with 'Downton Abbey' office to resign

    March 17, 2015 1:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois says he's resigning his House seat amid questions about his spending. In a statement on Tuesday, Schock said he would step down effective March 31. Schock, a four-term lawmaker, said he was taking the step with a "heavy heart." He said that... more »
  • Cotton: author of Iran letter, Army vet, rookie GOP senator

    March 10, 2015 1:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - The rookie Republican senator leading the effort to torpedo an agreement with Iran is an Army veteran with a Harvard law degree who has a long record of tough rhetoric against President Barack Obama's foreign policy. None of Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton's previous forays into foreign policy raised... more »
  • Lawmaker reimbursed costs for lavish office decor

    February 27, 2015 12:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Associated Press has learned that Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock has personally reimbursed the government $40,000 for renovations to his congressional office. It was modeled after the TV show "Downton Abbey." Schock is under scrutiny for using an office expense account to pay for the redecorating, as... more »
  • Lawmaker with lavish decor billed private planes, concerts

    February 23, 2015 4:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock spent taxpayer and campaign funds on private planes to fly around the country on aircraft owned by some of his donors. An Associated Press review of his expense records found the flights. There also were other travel and entertainment charges, including for a massage... more »
  • Alday says he's 'deeply sorry' for remarks on black people

    February 17, 2015 11:47 AM

    JACKSON, MS - A DeSoto County House member is apologizing for remarks he made to a newspaper about black people in his hometown. Rep. Gene Alday, a Walls Republican, made a brief speech Tuesday as the House began business, describing himself as "deeply sorry." Alday told The Clarion-Ledger newspaper in... more »
  • Edwards, Graves to face off in Dist. 6 runoff

    November 4, 2014 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Voters in Louisiana's 6th Congressional District sent former governor Edwin Edwards and former coastal restoration official Garret Graves into a runoff Tuesday night. The two netted the highest totals as early results came in out of a crowded field for the seat, which incumbent Rep. Bill... more »
  • Edwards: If elected, state budget would be focus

    July 21, 2014 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The lone Democrat to announce he's running for governor, state Rep. John Bel Edwards, says Louisiana's next leader will need to focus on stabilizing the state's finances. Edwards criticized Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal's budgeting tactics as "running the state like a big Ponzi scheme." He says Jindal's... more »
  • McAllister changes course, will seek re-election

    June 30, 2014 10:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister has changed his mind and says he intends to run for re-election despite the scandal caused by a video showing him kissing a married female aide. In April, the freshman congressman said he wouldn't seek another term. But on Monday, McAllister said... more »
  • Former legislator pleads guilty to tax fraud

    October 10, 2013 11:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former state representative has pleaded guilty to tax fraud in federal court today. Former state Rep. Girod Jackson entered his plea on three tax fraud accounts in U.S. District Court in New Orelans. Jackson resigned from the Lousiana Legislature in August after being charged with... more »
  • Boustany says he'll vote against Syria strike

    September 9, 2013 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany has become the third member of Louisiana's congressional delegation to say he opposes U.S. military intervention in Syria. Boustany, a Republican from Lafayette, announced his decision Monday to vote against President Barack Obama's proposal after a closed-door briefing with other members of Congress,... more »
  • A New Orleans-style goodbye set for Lindy Boggs

    August 1, 2013 8:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and John Lewis, the congressman and civil rights leader, are among those remembering Lindy Boggs with words of praise. Both spoke at St. Louis Cathedral Thursday morning prior to a funeral Mass for the former congresswoman. Both recalled her as a gracious... more »
  • Flags at half-staff for passing of Lindy Boggs

    July 29, 2013 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal ordered flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of Lindy Boggs, who died this weekend. She was 97. Boggs, who was born in Pointe Coupee Parish, was the first woman from Louisiana elected to the U. S. House of... more »
  • GOP leader Cantor opposes Senate 'cliff' bill

    January 1, 2013 2:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - The No. 2 Republican in the House leadership says he opposes a Senate-passed measure to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor told reporters after a two-hour closed-door meeting Tuesday with his GOP lawmakers that he did not support the bill. He said House leaders were... more »

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