Politics

Louisiana elections plan goes before federal judge this week 

Louisiana Republican officials' reluctance to allow expanded mail-in voting this fall—despite having done so for summer elections—is at issue in a federal case unfolding...

Mayor’s race off to slow start 

Mayoral candidates have been making the rounds, attending various community events, albeit while keeping a social distance, as they try to kickstart an otherwise lackluster...
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The future of higher education in Louisiana is an educated guess

Colleges and universities across Louisiana are dealing with the harsh financial realities of a pandemic while also charting a path into an uncertain future.

‘LaPolitics’: Super PAC to play role in PSC races; local races still driving turnout

A Jefferson Parish-based super PAC called Citizens for Energy Independence has filed a report with the state Ethics Administration and is positioned to play...

News Alert: Wicker disqualified from mayor’s race

Tara Wicker has been disqualified from this year's East Baton Rouge mayoral race following a ruling by the First Circuit Court of Appeals, which found the longtime Metro Council member failed to file two years of state tax returns.

‘LaPolitics’: Is a generational change underway in lobbying industry?

Jason DeCuir, a trusted ally of the business lobby and the chairman of the Legislature’s recovery task force, has acquired a 50% ownership stake...

Half of Metro Council turns over this fall but will power dynamic change?

Nearly a week after qualifying ended, the Metro Council races have generated little interest so far. But the contests are worth noting because six of...

Marcelle enters increasingly crowded race for Baton Rouge mayor

State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle ended weeks of speculation Tuesday, with the official announcement she has decided to enter the Baton Rouge mayor’s race. Marcelle...

Gary Chambers follows viral video with national TV appearance, calling for Baton Rouge to...

A video showing Baton Rouge activist Gary Chambers Jr. calling out East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Connie Bernard has gone viral, capturing...

Field for Baton Rouge mayor’s race poised to grow

The Baton Rouge mayoral race appears to be taking shape. Metro Council member Matt Watson announced his long-rumored candidacy in mid-May, just as the...

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