Politics

LA AG files lawsuit against Red River Waterway Commission, Gov’s office issues response

On Tuesday, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has filed a lawsuit against the Red River Waterway Commission.

  Rep. Garret Graves highlighting federal flood aid to Louisiana

  Criminal justice reform: Who has the right numbers?

Gov. Edwards meets with President Trump, others to discuss criminal justice reform

  Sen. Kennedy continues criticism of criminal justice reform

  One year away from qualifying, who might challenge Gov. John Bel Edwards?

  Sen. Kennedy says those on food stamps should have job

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US Senate passes NFIP extension

  More than 400 new laws take effect in La. on Wednesday

  Battle to win public opinion for unanimous juries begins

  Councilwoman Wicker responds to recall petition

  Cassidy announces duplication of benefits fix added to bill reauthorizing FAA

  Congressional candidate accused of impersonating police officer for the second time

  With qualifying closed, what the 2018 election might look like

Qualifying for statewide elections closed at 4:30 p.m. Friday and the field is set for the November 6 election. Candidates visited the secretary of state's office to register over the last three days, with the hopes of winning the special election for secretary of state or upsetting any of Louisiana's powerful congressional candidates.

  La. flood victims receive a third extension for FEMA's Temporary Housing Program

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that his request for a third extension of the federal temporary housing program for survivors of the August 2016 floods has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through January 15, 2019.

  Sparks fly as Buddy Amoroso's widow appointed to temporarily fill his seat on metro council

After hours of public comment, some of which was quite heated, the metro council finally voted on the issue, appointing Denise to fill her husband's vacant seat.

  Gov. Edwards and Attorney General Landry spar over death penalty

It's been 23 years since Todd Wessinger robbed Calendar's in Baton Rouge and shot three people, including Stephanie Guzzardo. In 1997, Wessinger was sentenced to death. In 2018, he's still alive.

  Restore Task Force moves resolution forward that could aid in flood relief

  Widow of Buddy Amoroso will seek to fill his seat until special election can be held

  Councilman slams colleagues' stance on vacant Amoroso seat; others support it

  Baton Rouge Metro Council announces special meeting to appoint Amoroso replacement

  Gov. Edwards touts criminal justice reform results one year after becoming law

  Senate passes bill by La. senators to extend National Flood Insurance Program

  Baton Rouge legislator throws name in hat for secretary of state position

A Baton Rouge legislator is throwing his hat in the ring for the secretary of state's race.

  Port Allen City Council meets to discuss lawsuit against police chief

The Port Allen City Council met Wednesday evening to discuss a lawsuit against the city's police chief. He's accused of forcing his officers to go to religious counseling.

  Baton Rouge Republicans defending their votes on tax bill

Representatives Tony Bacala and Rick Edmonds are seatmates. Both are from the capital area, and both describe themselves as "fiscally conservative." But they didn't vote the same way on the key tax bill that divided lawmakers for the last four sessions.

  How the legislature reached compromise

The special session is over and lawmakers' work is finished. After 17 weeks and four sessions, lawmakers found a compromise to solve the fiscal cliff.

  Lawmakers reach compromise to balance budget; steep cuts avoided

Louisiana lawmakers reached with a compromise to balance the state budget, wrapping up the third special session of the year Sunday.

  Compromise tax bill passes House; session could end Sunday

On Friday, the Louisiana House of Representatives approved a compromise bill that would extend 4.45 percent of the state sales tax until 2025. It would raise about $460 million, fully funding higher education and TOPS. Local sheriff's offices would be cut by 5 percent.

  Lawmakers back to square one after voting down bill that would’ve covered most of fiscal cliff

Lawmakers are back to square one after voting down a bill that would have covered most of the $507 million fiscal cliff. Republicans and Democrats are divided over how much of the state sales tax to extend.

  Revenue bills clear major hurdle in special session

The House Ways and Means Committee approved three tax bills Wednesday, giving lawmakers a trio of options that could raise revenue before the June 27 deadline.

  US Sen. Bill Cassidy disagrees with drug pricing program under review by Senate committee

US Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., is at the center of a debate on Capitol Hill regarding a federal program for medical drugs. A Senate committee is reviewing the 340-B Drug Pricing Program.

  Edwards says urgency makes this session different

The Louisiana State Legislature convened for the year's third special session, the seventh since Governor John Bel Edwards took office in 2016. The problems have not changed and the solutions remain the same.

ELECTION RESULTS

9News will bring you continuing coverage of Election 2014 here online starting at 7:45pm. Election results will update automatically every 3 minutes once the Louisiana Secretary of State begins to release them after the polls close at 8:00pm this evening.