Louisiana AG spokesman resigns after domestic abuse arrest
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The spokesman for the Louisiana attorney general has resigned after being arrested and accused of choking his pregnant girlfriend.
Louisiana conservative PAC makes legislative endorsements
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A conservative PAC led by U.S. Sen. John Kennedy and Attorney General Jeff Landry have endorsed two dozen legislative candidates for the Oct. 12 ballot. The Louisiana...
Louisiana PAC trying to elect more conservative lawmakers
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana political organization seeking to elect more conservative Republicans to the state House and Senate is focusing on two dozen legislative races this fall and...
Louisiana university urges vigilance after false gun alarm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University President F. King Alexander is encouraging the college community to continue reporting anything suspicious even though a previous report of a man...
The Latest: 9 candidates enter Louisiana governor’s race
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana's election signup period (all times local):
Louisiana's election signup period has ended with no surprises, and with Gov. John...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The signup period for Louisiana's Oct. 12 primary election runs through Thursday. The top of the ballot will include the governor's race and competitions for six other...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The sign-up period for Louisiana's Oct. 12 primary election runs through Thursday. The top of the ballot will include the governor's race and competitions for six other...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana's election sign-up period (all times local):
The first day of Louisiana's candidate registration period has ended with nearly...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general is rejoining a long-running legal battle over lethal injections of death row prisoners.
Kennedy: New Louisiana law won’t solve health care problems
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — If federal judges overturn the Affordable Care Act, a new Louisiana law won't be the fix for replacing the health overhaul, Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy said Monday....
Analysis: Health care bill boxed in Louisiana’s governor
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Legislation promoted as a path to creating state-level health care protections for Louisiana residents if the federal health law is overturned put Democratic Gov. John Bel...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general says more than 40 people were arrested over two months in a crackdown on internet crimes against children.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed legislation that could eventually lead to health insurance coverage for some residents if the federal Affordable Care Act is...
Louisiana senators stall lethal injection drug secrecy bill
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana state senators Tuesday narrowly scrapped a measure that would have shielded the identity of drug suppliers for executions, appearing to end debate over capital...
State: No deal made to get prisoner to opt out of lawsuit
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An inmate's decision to withdraw from a lawsuit alleging brutal treatment of mentally ill inmates at a north Louisiana prison prompted a warning to state officials from a...
Louisiana’s ‘Obamacare’ replacement bill sparks arguments
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Political bickering between Louisiana's governor and attorney general over potential fallout from a lawsuit seeking to overturn the federal Affordable Care Act spilled into...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The attorney general of Louisiana has joined a federal lawsuit that alleges drug manufacturers conspired to inflate pricing, reduce competition and restrain the trade of...
Kennedy and Landry team up to elect conservative Republicans
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy is adding his prodigious fundraising talents to a political organization aimed at electing more conservative Republicans to the Louisiana...
Louisiana senators advancing ‘Obamacare’ replacement bill
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After stalling the measure last week amid cost concerns, Louisiana senators Wednesday revived a proposal seeking to recreate federal health law protections for people with...
Health insurance protection bills hit snag: cost concerns
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers trying to enact state-level protections for people with pre-existing health conditions, in case the federal health law is overturned, are running into a problem:...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Landry took a Citigroup campaign contribution despite objecting to Louisiana doing business with the banking giant because of its gun...
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man is suing the Lafayette Consolidated Government over an ordinance to fix the planned split between the city and parish governments, which mistakenly excluded...
Louisiana lawmakers to debate state-level health protections
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's governor and attorney general are pushing competing proposals they say will help protect people with pre-existing health conditions if the federal health care...
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — If Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry wants to continue a dispute over the governor's appointments to a water commission, he must name Gov. John Bel Edwards as...
Louisiana attorney general: Edwards’ budget proposal illegal
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards' budget proposal for next year violates the Louisiana Constitution, Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry said in a legal opinion issued Friday that...
Louisiana AG hopes to revive suit over widening waterway
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general is appealing a federal judge's decision to throw out a lawsuit claiming that a federal canal has expanded well beyond the boundaries set in a 1920s...
Louisiana lawmakers hear push for restarting executions
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers heard hours of testimony at a hearing Tuesday about the state's stalled execution process for death row inmates, but made no headway in deciding whether...
Hunting for a Saints ticket? Attorney general warns of scams
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Landry is warning New Orleans Saints fans to be cautious when trying to buy tickets to Sunday's NFC Championship game.
The Louisiana Republican on Wednesday released tips for the hot Superdome ticket.
Judge: Louisiana records law not solely for state citizens
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A judge Thursday spurned Attorney General Jeff Landry's argument that Louisiana's public records law only applies to state citizens, refusing to throw out a lawsuit filed against Landry by a woman who lives in Indiana.
But state district Judge William Morvant also wouldn't heavily penalize the Republican attorney general for the lengthy time it took his office to turn over the records requested by Scarlett Martin, a researcher in Indianapolis.
Louisiana attorney general wins appeal in contract dispute
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A dispute between Attorney General Jeff Landry and a former state senator over who should represent a Louisiana licensing board doesn't belong in court, a state appeals court has decided.
Louisiana records law only for state citizens, Landry says
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Landry is arguing that Louisiana's public records law doesn't apply to out-of-staters, so he can't be penalized for his slow response to turn documents over to a researcher who sued him while living in Indiana.
Attorneys general: Settlement talks ongoing in drugs lawsuit
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorneys general in Connecticut and Louisiana say settlement talks are ongoing in a federal antitrust lawsuit accusing companies that produce generic prescription drugs of price-fixing.
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, the Democrat leading the lawsuit, confirmed Tuesday that negotiations are underway and said he expects announcements in 2019.
Louisiana leaders exchange barbs over health care ruling
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's governor and attorney general are trading criticism and suggesting state legislation in the wake of a Texas federal judge's ruling that, if upheld, will jettison the entire federal health care overhaul.
Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, said the decision could eliminate insurance coverage for 480,000 people enrolled in Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program and 850,000 residents who are estimated to have pre-existing conditions.
Louisiana gets $11M settlement in interest rate manipulation
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is receiving $11 million as its share of a multistate settlement with Deutsche Bank over the manipulation of a key benchmark involving global interest rates.
Attorney General Jeff Landry's office, which was involved in the settlement, says $3 million will go to the Bond Commission and the remaining $8 million to the transportation department.
Possible candidates in Louisiana governor’s race dwindling
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The list of Louisiana Republicans eyeing a campaign against Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in the 2019 election is shrinking, with the head of the state's major business lobbying group Friday joining several others in declining to enter the race.
Stephen Waguespack, president and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, said he's ended consideration of a possible gubernatorial bid.
APNewsBreak: Landry to run for re-election, not governor
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said Wednesday that he won't challenge Gov. John Bel Edwards in next year's governor's race, choosing instead to run for re-election as the state's chief legal officer after significantly raising the profile of the job.
Attorney General Jeff Landry won’t enter the Louisiana governor’s race, says he’ll run for re-election next year
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Landry won't enter the Louisiana governor's race, says he'll run for re-election next year.
Louisiana GOP lining up with Ardoin for secretary of state
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Republican elected officials are rallying behind GOP secretary of state candidate Kyle Ardoin in the Dec. 8 runoff.
Many top Republican leaders avoided endorsements in this month's primary because six GOP candidates were on the ballot. With the race whittled to Ardoin and Democrat Gwen Collins-Greenup, GOP officials announced their backing of Ardoin.
US consumer agency chief in Louisiana to discuss elder abuse
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The leader of the nation's consumer watchdog agency visited Louisiana to talk about efforts to prevent financial abuse and defrauding of the elderly.
Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the Trump administration, joined Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry at a town hall meeting Thursday in Baton Rouge. Other government officials and advocacy groups also participated.
No charges in probe of mayor’s credit card use
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed over New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell's use of a city-issued credit card when she served on the City Council, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said Wednesday. The decision puts to rest an issue that dogged Cantrell during her 2017 campaign and lingered through the first months of her administration.
Louisiana attorney general targets governor’s board choices
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry lashed out at the governor in a new legal quarrel Tuesday, suing to invalidate Gov. John Bel Edwards' appointments to a local water regulatory commission.
Attorney general: Edwards’ pick for waterway board illegal
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Louisiana's governor violated state law with his appointment to a state water regulatory commission, Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry said Wednesday in his latest clash with Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Trial date set in lawsuit over Alton Sterling shooting death
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A trial date has been set in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the children of Alton Sterling, a black man killed by a white police officer in Louisiana's capital city.
Attorneys for Sterling's children said Tuesday that trial in the civil lawsuit will begin April 20, 2020.
Edwards pans Louisiana AG decision to join ‘Obamacare’ suit
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday slammed Louisiana's attorney general for joining a lawsuit aimed at throwing out the federal health overhaul, including protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions.
Louisiana AG wants court to reject transgender protections
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general joined 15 other Republican leaders asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that companies can fire workers based on their gender identity.
Attorney General Jeff Landry signed onto a legal brief seeking to overturn a lower court decision that determined a Michigan funeral home unlawfully fired a transgender employee.
Louisiana attorney general: Health lawsuit could yield $172M
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general says the state Medicaid program could get a refund of $172 million paid under the federal health overhaul, if a court ruling in Texas stands.
Attorney General Jeff Landry touted the federal court decision Wednesday, but acknowledged it could be appealed.
Louisiana bars banks from $600M deal because of gun policies
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana officials blocked two of the nation's largest banks Thursday from involvement in a $600 million road-financing plan because they have policies restricting gun sales and manufacturing by their commercial customers.
In a narrow 7-6 vote, the State Bond Commission refused to allow Citigroup and Bank of America to work as underwriters on the interstate highway financing deal.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says he's meeting with President Donald Trump this week to talk about his state's criminal justice overhaul.
The Democratic governor's office says Edwards is among a handful of governors invited to sit down with the Republican president Thursday in New Jersey.
Louisiana's prison population is dropping, with the state no longer the nation's top jailer, under changes enacted last year.