Lawmakers aim to lower Louisiana’s car insurance rates during legislative session

Louisiana lawmakers will again try to lower your car insurance rates during the 2020 legislative session.

La. Senator John Kennedy introduces pro-life legislation to protect mothers, unborn children

‘It appears to me it is clearly partisan’: Sen. Cassidy on Senate impeachment trial of President Trump

  Louisiana congressman added to President Trump’s defense team for impeachment trial

  Selection process begins for new state superintendent

  John Bel Edwards sworn in for second term as Louisiana governor

Rep. Schexnayder elected as La. House speaker

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  Gov. Edwards discusses funding future with SU Board of Supervisors

US border arrests drop as focus turns to Mexicans

  AG Jeff Landry files paperwork for President Trump to appear on Louisiana ballot in 2020

  State Superintendent John White announces resignation

  New Ascension Parish president, new parish council sworn in

  Dr. Rebekah Gee resigns as secretary of Louisiana’s health department

Louisiana not among 24 states where minimum wage is being raised

Arkansas is one of the 20 states where those increases went into effect Jan. 1

  Ascension sewer consolidation proposal vote postponed

A heated discussion is expected to take place in Ascension Parish Friday, Dec. 20.

Age to buy tobacco products may soon change from 18 to 21

The Senate passed a bill Thursday that could soon require anyone to be at least 21 in order to buy tobacco products.

  Gov. Edwards says he’ll sign a state of emergency following severe storms in Louisiana

Governor John Bel Edwards said he’ll sign a state of emergency for Louisiana later Wednesday during his end of the year speech on Dec. 18.

Rep. Cedric Richmond caught watching golf during impeachment hearing

  Long-time French Settlement mayor to resign Friday

  Legislature enters all-too-familiar budget debate

DeVos: Defrauded students may only get partial loan relief

  Louisiana legislature expected to look different by the time the next session starts in March

  What would the impeachment of President Trump mean for you?

Gov. Edwards will not hold inaugural ball the same day as National Championship game

Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards have announced plans for the inauguration.

  Senators Cassidy, Kennedy applaud confirmation of Dan Brouillette as Dept. of Energy secretary

Senators Bill Cassidy, MD and John Kennedy joined the Senate Monday, Dec. 2 in confirming Assumption Parish native, Dan Brouillette, as secretary of the Department of Energy.

  Governor declares state of emergency after cyber-attack

The Office of Motor Vehicles is still slated to re-open Monday

  Gov. Edwards charts new goals for second term

The newly re-elected governor will be thanking supporters and discussing his next four years in office during a press conference Thursday.

  President Trump congratulates Gov. Edwards on reelection in private phone call

President Donald Trump called Governor John Bel Edwards to congratulate him on winning re-election Monday (Nov. 18) afternoon, an Edwards staffer confirmed to WAFB.

  New legislature poses new challenges for Gov. Edwards

9News Capitol Reporter Matt Houston will lay out the details on 9News at 5.

  'How sweet it is:’ Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards elected to second term

Voters elected John Bel Edwards to a second term as Louisiana’s governor in a General Election held Saturday, Nov. 16, according to projections by WAFB Political Analyst Jim Engster.

  President Trump’s support helped but not enough for Rispone

President Trump made it clear during his visits to Louisiana what the stakes were during the runoff election. However, Louisiana voters chose the Deep South’s only Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards.

All eyes on President Trump after Edwards prevails against Republican offensive in governor’s race

Edwards would go on to address Trump directly for his role in the onslaught during his victory speech Saturday, Nov. 16.“God bless his heart,” said Edwards.

2019 ELECTION RESULTS: Louisiana Gubernatorial General/Runoff Election

Results for the 2019 runoff elections.

Cazes elected to fifth term as West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff

Voters elected West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Mike Cazes to his fifth term in office during a General Election held Saturday, Oct. 12 in Louisiana, according to complete but unofficial results from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office.

WAFB PROJECTION: Ardoin defeats Collins-Greenup in race for Secretary of State

Kyle Ardoin has been elected Secretary of State in Louisiana during a General Election held Saturday, Nov. 16. Ardoin defeated the lesser-known Democratic challenger Gwen Collins-Greenup for the second time.

Service restored to voter information app, Secretary of State’s voter portal after temporary outage

The office of Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin says service has been restored after a temporary outage of the GeauxVote Mobile app and Secretary of State’s Voter Portal Saturday. Nov. 16.

  Election Day: Here’s what you need to know

Saturday, Nov. 16 is Election Day for the gubernatorial runoff election.

  Election Day is here, and both candidates for La. governor gave final message for voters

Both candidates traveled across the state Friday to try to get their bases energized ahead of Saturday’s runoff.

Need a free ride to the polls? There’s an app for that

The NAACP Louisiana State Conference has contracted with Uber to get you to the poll on Saturday, November 16, 2019.

Louisiana agrees to repay $13M in Medicaid claims settlement

Louisiana’s health department has agreed to pay the federal government $13 million to settle allegations it submitted false Medicaid claims for nursing home and hospice care during the Jindal administration

Edwards, Rispone visit New Orleans on eve of election

Louisiana voters are about to make a choice about the future of the state. Friday is ostensibly last day of campaigning on the eve of the high-stakes and extremely close runoff in the governor's race.

  West Feliciana parish president pushing to rededicate portion of existing sales tax dollars during election

West Feliciana Parish voters will decide Saturday, Nov. 16 if they want to keep paying a sales tax, and if they want some of that money to go towards roads and bridges.

  President Trump speaks in Bossier City ahead of runoff election Saturday

Louisiana’s Republican and Democratic political parties hosted rallies for their prospective candidates in northwest Louisiana on Nov. 14, two days before the Nov. 16 runoff election for governor.

  Gov. Edwards says good working relationship with president to continue should he be reelected

As he’s done each time the president has visited Louisiana recently, Governor John Bel Edwards also held his own rally Thursday, Nov. 14 in Shreveport.

  A look at the runoff election for the 19th JDC judge seat

The runoff election for the 19th Judicial District Division L judgeship will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16.

  Lines form outside CenturyLink Center ahead of POTUS rally

A steady line of people is continuing to grow outside of the CenturyLink Center for today’s President Donald Trump rally.

Bossier City lays out some ground rules for Trump rally

Here are some do’s and don’ts, including what you cannot bring in with you

Shreveport mayor says his city will provide some support for Trump rally at CenturyLink Center in Bossier City

He held a news conference to try to clear up confusion over the role the city will play in the logistics of the event

  Exclusive WAFB Poll: Most Louisiana voters oppose impeaching President Trump

The impeachment debate is pretty much all over network television these days, however, the same folks that conducted WAFB’s exclusive poll on the governor’s race also asked voters about how they feel about potentially impeaching President Donald Trump.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: La. secretary of state accused of violating state law, endorsing other candidates

Less than a week before voters head to the polls for the Non. 16 runoff election, questions have now been raised over whether Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin broke the law recently in his comments at a Republican rally in Monroe on Thursday, Nov. 7.

  Exclusive WAFB gubernatorial poll results released Monday

The poll of 625 registered Louisiana voters shows Edwards with a slim lead over Rispone.

Mayor, ‘Boo’ Milton, others to host Move and Groove to the Polls early voting event

The last day of early voting for the runoff election is Saturday, Nov. 9, and Baton Rouge leaders are holding an event to encourage people to vote.

President Trump speaks at campaign rally in Monroe

President Donald Trump was in Louisiana Wednesday, Nov. 6 campaigning for gubernatorial candidate, Eddie Rispone.

  President Trump to hold rally Nov. 14 in Bossier City

Congressman Mike Johnson confirmed the plans Wednesday

SU hosts ‘Prowl to the Polls’ to encourage students to early vote

Southern University is hosting a few events to encourage students to take advantage of early voting.

  Eddie Rispone speaks at ladies luncheon with wives of Sen. Cassidy and Congressman Graves

Gubernatorial candidate, Eddie Rispone, spoke Tuesday, Nov. 5 at a ladies luncheon held by Dr. Laura Cassidy and Carissa Graves, wives of Senator Bill Cassidy and Congressman Garret Graves.

  Attacks coming from both sides in final weeks of Louisiana Governor’s race

With the election less than two weeks away and early voting in full swing, the attacks from people on both sides are getting pretty vicious.

  St. George organizers release statement after Mayor Broome files lawsuit

Mayor Broome has filed suit against two St. George organizers, challenging their ability to provide services to voters in the proposed new city.

Saturday marks highest single day early voter turnout in Louisiana history

With just one day of early voting for the coming runoff election in the books, the nearly 90,000 votes state-wide are very telling

  Polls packed for first day of early voting

There was a big turnout for the first day of early voting Saturday, Nov. 2.

  Early voting for runoff election is Nov. 2 through 9

Early voting begins Saturday, Nov. 2.

  Candidates bicker over economy. So who’s right?

When they weren’t talking over each other, Governor John Bel Edwards and Republican challenger, Eddie Rispone, were hurling economic statistics at each other during the final gubernatorial debate, held Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Trump campaign announces rally in Monroe on Nov. 6

The president is expected to campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone.

  Final debate trades substance for vitriol

Wednesday night’s final gubernatorial debate offered entertaining fireworks, though often at substance’s expense.

Eddie Rispone declines statewide debate invite

Baton Rouge businessman, Eddie Rispone, has declined an invitation to appear in a debate to be televised across Louisiana on the state’s highest-rated television stations.

  Vice President Mike Pence visits Baton Rouge to stump for Eddie Rispone

Vice President Mike Pence visited Baton Rouge Monday, Oct. 28, surprising guests at Dearman’s Diner & Soda Fountain and fundraising at the Country Club of Louisiana for Republican gubernatorial candidate, Eddie Rispone.

  Gov. Edwards asks “Where’s Eddie?”

The governor slammed Rispone for his close friendship with Baton Rouge contractor Lane Grigsby, who the governor Monday called "corrupt."

  Runoff candidates for House District 88 seat share their visions for the state

The candidates for Louisiana’s House of Representatives District 88 seat in Ascension Parish shared some of their vision Wednesday should they be elected.

  Ascension Parish President-Elect Clint Cointment is ready to get to work after opponent drops out

Now that Clint Cointment has become the next Ascension Parish president by default, he's getting to work to improve his parish.

Metro council to discuss short-term rentals at regular meeting

Councilmembers will table talks on AirBnBs and red light cameras at Wednesday's meeting.

  Ascension residents react to Painter dropping out of parish president race

There were hints that Murphy Painter might drop out of the race for Ascension Parish president, and that’s just what he did Monday, Oct. 21.

  Painter drops out of Ascension Parish president race

Murphy Painter dropped out of the race for Ascension Parish president Monday, Oct. 21.

Oct. 30 runoff debate set in Louisiana governor’s race

Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and his Republican challenger Eddie Rispone will meet in an Oct. 30 debate

Cointment, Painter to face off in public roundtable discussion

Two candidates locked in a runoff for Ascension Parish president will faceoff in a roundtable discussion.

Audio bombshell dropped in race for Ascension Parish president

An online publication dropped diesel fuel Friday, Oct. 18 on the thus far relatively clean race for Ascension Parish president.

Challenge of Louisiana abortion rules survives, for now

A federal appeals court has declined, for now, to grant Louisiana's request to kill key parts of a lawsuit challenging nearly all of Louisiana's abortion regulations

  Edwards, Rispone spar over Medicaid

Governor John Bel Edwards slammed Eddie Rispone’s plan to “freeze” Medicaid enrollment during a press conference Thursday, Oct. 17.

  Pointe Coupee Parish sheriff-elect already working to get office ready for his administration

In his hometown of Morganza, the “attaboys” and congratulations are still rolling in for Sheriff-Elect René Thibodeaux.

Having lost election, will Rick Webre return to Ascension OHSEP?

Now that he’s lost the election, will Rick Webre try to return to his old $96,907 per year job as OHSEP director?

  Senate candidates Franklin Foil, Beverly Thompson head to runoff after recount of mail-in votes

Candidates Franklin Foil and Beverly Thompson are headed to a runoff after a recount of votes.


WAFB political analyst Jim Engster will announce the projected winners once enough votes have been collected.