| Mar 27, 2009
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)
Louisiana's labor secretary said
Thursday he continues to negotiate with federal officials about
ways the state could take $98 million in federal stimulus money to
expand unemployment benefits without increasing taxes on...
| Mar 30, 2009
When Governor Jindal took office in January of 2008, the State of Louisiana was enjoying a budget surplus of $1 billion. This allowed legislators to establish a school voucher program, cut taxes and spend millions on highways and medical research.
| May 24, 2009
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Tax breaks are stalled. Budget cuts are under negotiation. And bans on smoking in bars, hand-held cell phone use while driving and dental work at schools are awaiting their fate.
Very little is decided as the Legislature's regular...
| May 28, 2009
The expropriation and purchase of land for a new LSU hospital in New Orleans would be stalled until lawmakers review and approve financial plans for the hospital, under a bill approved yesterday by the House Health and Welfare Committee.
| May 30, 2010
Former broadcaster Helena Moreno has won a special election runoff in District 93 of the Louisiana House of Representatives.
WWL-TV of New Orleans reports that according to unofficial results from Saturday's election, Moreno received 1,274, or 56...
| Jun 8, 2010
It's a rough schedule for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal - a near daily grind of military helicopter flights or roaring airboat tours to remote steamy marshes and sun-baked barrier islands increasingly endangered by the BP oil spill.
Sweeping sticks or fish...
| Jun 14, 2010
Louisiana's health secretary should have broader discretion to revoke abortion clinic licenses in case of safety and health concerns, the state Senate decided Monday, giving final passage to the proposal.
The measure by Rep. Fred Mills, D-Parks, would...
| Mar 1, 2010
| 4:28 PM
Karen Carter Peterson is the new state senator for Senate District 5.
Sen. Carter Peterson was sworn in Monday evening during special ceremonies at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Orleans Parish Criminal District Judge Keva Landrum Johnson administered...
| Mar 5, 2010
A special election to fill a New Orleans-based seat in the state House of Representatives will be held in May.
The vacancy was created when Rep. Karen Carter Peterson, a Democrat, was elected to the state Senate.
House Speaker Jim Tucker set the special...
| Sep 23, 2009
Statement from New Orleans Speaker Pro Tem Karen Carter Peterson:
"Over the past several months, I have been truly moved by the outpouring of support from many members of the community encouraging me to become a candidate for Mayor of the City of New...