BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State Rep. Richard Nelson launched his campaign for Louisiana governor on Wednesday, joining a swelling list of prominent Republicans who are running to lead the state.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State Sen. Sharon Hewitt announced Friday that she is running to become Louisiana's governor, making her the third Republican to enter this year's race.
Hewitt, an engineer and a former oil and gas executive, was first elected to the legislature in 2015.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Treasurer John Schroder announced Monday that he is running for governor.
Louisiana’s current Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, is unable to run this year due to term limits, creating a huge opportunity for the GOP to capture the state’s top government post.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Republican Party’s leadership took the unusual step of endorsing Attorney General Jeff Landry for governor in 2023, before any other candidates have officially entered what is expected to be a competitive race among high-ranking GOP politicians.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has officially launched his bid for governor in a highly-anticipated gubernatorial race to succeed term-limited Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards next year.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana state Rep. John Stefanski, a Republican, announced his 2023 bid for Attorney General on Monday.
Stefanski chairs the House and Governmental Affairs Committee, which was recently at the center of a contentious redistricting battle.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Debate over Louisiana's abortion ban seeped into a state Bond Commission meeting as members have voted once again this week withhold approval of a future $39 million credit line — for a critical New Orleans area power plant project — amid city leaders' opposition to enforcing the ban.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court on Friday denied an appeal filed by plaintiffs in the ongoing legal battle over the state’s abortion ban, allowing the ban to stay in effect.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Staff at Louisiana’s abortion clinics spent Monday calling patients to cancel procedures and direct them to resources in other states as Louisiana’s near total abortion ban is once-again in effect.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Five days after a state judge blocked enforcement of Louisiana’s abortion ban, the same judge on Tuesday denied a motion by state officials to suspend the ruling while they pursue an appeal.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A day after a state judge blocked enforcement of Louisiana’s abortion ban, state officials asked the same judge to suspend his own ruling while they pursue an appeal.
Lawyers for state Attorney General Jeff Landry and health secretary Courtney Phillips filed the request Friday in Baton Rouge.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana authorities have once again been blocked from enforcing a near total ban on abortion, this time under a judge's order released Tuesday by a state court in the capital.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana teacher who pleaded guilty to tainting cupcakes with her ex-husband’s bodily fluids and feeding them to school children was sentenced Friday to 41 years in prison.
GREENSBURG, La. (AP) — The leader of the governing body of a south Louisiana parish has been arrested on charges of bribery and malfeasance in office.
St. Helena Parish Police Jury President Frank Johnson was arrested Monday, the Louisiana Attorney General's Office said.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Landry and a Republican state lawmaker filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block Gov. John Bel Edwards' plans to add the COVID-19 vaccine to Louisiana’s immunization schedule for schools and colleges.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A bipartisan group of Louisiana lawmakers Monday voted against Gov. John Bel Edwards' coronavirus vaccine requirement for some students, but the Democratic governor intends to overrule the rejection and add the shot to the immunization schedule starting next school year.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana officials Thursday blocked banking giant JP Morgan Chase from participating in a bond refinancing deal, in Republicans' escalating effort to keep some large investment firms sidelined from state work because they limit business with firearm manufacturers.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A second set of states has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers.
The latest suit, dated Monday, was filed in Louisiana on behalf of 12 states and comes less than a week after another lawsuit challenging the rule was filed in Missouri by a coalition of 10 states.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily halted the Biden administration's vaccine requirement for businesses with 100 or more workers.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana intends to divvy up the $325 million it expects to receive from a national settlement of opioid epidemic lawsuits to parish sheriffs and local governments to provide addiction treatment, response and recovery services, Attorney General Jeff Landry said Wednesday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The owner of seven Louisiana nursing homes that were evacuated to a warehouse where four residents died after Hurricane Ida amid conditions deemed squalid faced criticism after a prior evacuation-related death two decades ago.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amid public and political scrutiny, the New Orleans Saints have adopted a new refund policy allowing fans to relinquish their season tickets and get their money back.
The Saints plan to fill the 73,000-seat Superdome for home games this season but have said that, in accordance with various local and state protocols, only fans who wear masks and show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before a game may attend.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Republican attorneys general of Alabama and Louisiana are inviting people to submit complaints if they believe they have been unfairly censored on social media platforms.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water was blocked Tuesday by a federal judge in Louisiana who ordered that plans continue for lease sales that were delayed for the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska waters “and all eligible onshore properties.”
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana sheriff’s deputy has been convicted of sex crimes against girls.
Kevin Rickmon, 32, of Chalmette was found guilty Friday of sexual battery of a minor and attempted third degree rape, state Attorney General Jeff Landry said in a news release Monday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Having gotten what they wanted last fall — expanded early voting and mail balloting in the last presidential election — voting rights advocates in Louisiana are trying to dismiss the lawsuit they filed seeking safe voting opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thirteen states sued the Biden administration Wednesday to end a suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water and to reschedule canceled sales of leases in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska waters and western states...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A judge on Thursday ruled against Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry in a lawsuit he filed against a reporter who requested public records...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Thursday he's backing a $100 million settlement between a dozen coastal parishes and mining corporation Freeport McMoRan to end a lawsuit over damage to Louisiana's coastal wetlands, in what could become a landmark agreement...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday “it's well past time” for people to accept President-elect Joe Biden's victory, even as most Republican members of Louisiana's congressional delegation refuse to acknowledge the impending change at the White House...
NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge on Thursday rejected an effort by Republican state House members to force an end to Democratic Gov...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state district judge has dismissed Attorney General Jeff Landry's lawsuit seeking to block millions of dollars in grants to local election leaders, offered through a nonprofit backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Grants offered by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's nonprofit organization to run elections during the coronavirus pandemic have drawn the ire of Attorney General Jeff Landry and are prompting efforts to rewrite Louisiana law...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A simple gift from a bitter political rival — a medical mask emblazoned with Louisiana's state seal — has helped Democratic Gov...
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's latest foes: nearly every U.S. state.
A state-level antitrust investigation into the social networking giant now has the backing of a bipartisan group of 47 attorneys general, New York Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly two years after a black man was shot and killed during a struggle with two white police officers, Louisiana's attorney general isn't pursuing charges against the officers in a decision that infuriated Alton Sterling's family and frustrated residents in the neighborhood where he died...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general ruled out criminal charges Tuesday against two white Baton Rouge police officers in the shooting of a black man whose death led to widespread protests nearly two years ago...
Two federal judges have called into question a Louisiana law that makes it a felony crime to threaten a public official, saying the law is unconstitutionally broad and potentially hampers speech protected by the First Amendment.