Politics

Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies from COVID-19

Luke Letlow, Louisiana's incoming Republican member of the U.S. House, died Tuesday night from complications related to COVID-19 only days before he would have...

LSU board puts off energy deal vote amid controversy

mid The LSU Board of Supervisors has opted not to call a special board meeting that had been tentatively planned for Tuesday to consider moving forward on a lucrative, long-term contract to modernize the energy system on the main Baton Rouge campus.

Louisiana considering changes to ‘jungle primary’ election system

Louisiana is in the middle of revisiting a decades-old debate of whether to jettison its “jungle primary” election system that regularly sees the state...

Two programs account for 74% of business tax credits granted in Louisiana this year 

Of the roughly $323 million in business tax credits granted in Louisiana in 2020, the state’s Motion Picture Production Tax Credit and the Quality...

Congress expected to pass $900B coronavirus relief package today

Congressional leaders have hashed out a massive, year-end catchall bill that combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill...

‘LaPolitics’: Filling Cedric Richmond’s seat not the only special election on tap

The Louisiana Legislature isn’t going to let Congress have all of the fun. A special election will need to be called next month to...

‘LaPolitics’: Attorney general notched a few election wins

The political apparatus of Attorney General Jeff Landry scored a few points in the Acadiana region during the primary and runoff by helping to...

Louisiana yet to settle on rules for alcohol delivery  

The saga over legalized alcohol delivery in Louisiana continued Wednesday with a debate about how the delivery companies’ fees should be structured. Last year, lawmakers...

State revenue forecasting panel delays income review until January 

Louisiana will wait until mid-January to update its income projections to account for the latest effects of the coronavirus outbreak, delaying a traditional pre-holiday...

Metro Council to vote on new 5G tower ordinance

The Metro Council is set to vote later today on an ordinance that will regulate the look and placement of 5G cell towers in...

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