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  • Edwards gets Democratic support in governor's election

    March 28, 2015 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Rep. John Bel Edwards has won the endorsement of the Louisiana Democratic Party in the governor's election, a signal no other major Democrats are likely to jump into the race. Party backing came unanimously Saturday from the Democratic State Central Committee. Edwards, a Democratic leader in... more »
  • Man arrested for extortion of legislator

    March 14, 2014 12:13 PM

    MONROE - State Police accused a north Louisiana man of extorting a state representative. Investigators said 31-year-old Roy Green sent an email saying that if the representative didn't support marijuana reform , he "would personally see to it that your office and livelihood are placed into danger." During... more »
  • Consequences in proposed parenting classes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 18, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If new parents don't participate in parenting classes, they may have to face some consequences. Representative Regina Barrow and the Family Preservation Study Group are trying to make it mandatory for pregnant women 20 years old and under to take parenting classes. Barrow says the younger... more »
  • Seabaugh decides against U.S. Senate race

    November 4, 2013 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state representative who was considering running for the U.S. Senate has decided against it. Republican State Rep. Alan Seabaugh of Shreveport is endorsing Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy in the 2014 race against Democrat Mary Landrieu. Seabaugh's decision helps clear the Republcian side of the race for... 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 »
  • Deadline to register for EBR election Wednesday

    January 25, 2013 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish have until Wednesday to register for the March 2 election. The vote will include a race between Republicans Barry Ivey and Scott Wilson to represent the 65th District in the state House. People can register to vote in three... more »
  • State Rep. backing resolution to re-stripe MS River Bridge

    June 13, 2011 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Representative Karen St. Germain is backing a resolution to re-stripe the Mississippi River Bridge.The resolution passed in the House and goes to the Senate this week. DOTD changed the I-10 westbound lane configuration on the bridge last year. It was an effort to improve traffic flow.... more »
  • Man accused of threatening La. lawmaker

    June 30, 2010 7:13 AM

    Carencro police arrested a Breaux Bridge man after he allegedly threatened a state representative who he claimed was having an affair with his girlfriend. Police say John Wesley Snelling allegedly demanded $20,000 from state Rep. Bobby Badon of Carencro in exchange for his promise not to go public with e-mails... more »
  • Services planned for Avon Honey

    February 16, 2010 7:20 PM

    Arrangements for late state representative Avon Honey, (D) Baton Rouge, have been made. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 20, 2010, at the F.G. Clark Activity Center on Southern University’s campus. The service, titled “Lying in State – Life Celebration: Honoring the Memory,” will have a viewing... more »
  • New Orleans lawmaker returns from military duty

    February 10, 2010 4:58 AM

    A New Orleans lawmaker who temporarily left his position in the state House when called to active Army duty has returned. Republican Rep. Nick Lorusso is regaining his legislative seat, after completing a one-year assignment at Fort Lewis in Washington as a deputy staff judge advocate. Lorusso is a lieutenant... more »
  • Lawmaker says Ascension road too dangerous

    February 8, 2010 3:37 PM

    State Representative Eddie Lambert, (R) Gonzales, says students are in danger because of a bad road in Ascension Parish. He is asking the state for money to widen LA 930 which runs in front of Prairieville Middle School. He says buses almost have to run off the road in... more »
  • Two members of Streamlining Commission resign

    December 16, 2009 5:43 PM

    Two members of the Commission for Streamlining Government are calling it quits. State Representative Brett Geymann and State Representative Jim Morris say time constraints are the biggest problem. Both men serve on other state budget committees that are time consuming. The streamlining commission was formed to develop solutions... more »

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