Pres. Biden tours N.O. water plant after a stop in Lake Charles as part of his “Getting America Back on Track Tour”

President Joe Biden is on the road touting his infrastructure bill called the American Jobs Plan and his American Families Plan.

Gov. Edwards encourages restaurants to register for SBA’s new Restaurant Revitalization Fund

  AP FACT CHECK: Biden skews record on migrants; GOP on virus

Members of La. congressional delegation respond to president’s address

  La. lawmaker picks fight with big social media companies

  Louisiana House to debate whether to legalize marijuana use

Troy Carter projected winner of 2nd Congressional District

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  TODAY: Voters to decide between Troy Carter, Karen Carter Peterson in congressional race election

What you need to know on Election Day Saturday, April 24

  State lawmakers target police reform; some legislation backed by law enforcement organizations

  Some in Ascension Parish to vote on new sewer agreement Saturday

AG Jeff Landry says he’d consider hiring Pat Magee again

Louisiana Workforce Commission chief faces questions about unemployment payment issues

  Bill proposes tax on marijuana to help fix Louisiana’s roads

Members of the House Ways and Means Committee heard a bill that’s looking to tax marijuana but not recreational marijuana.

  New bill could save you money on your energy payments

After the previous hurricane season, we had the winter freeze and people were baffled by how much their energy bills went up. Lawmakers think they might have found a solution.

  Rep. Julia Letlow joins ranks on Capitol Hill after winning her late husband’s seat

After a three-month gap without representation, Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District has a vote in Congress once again.

  Lawmakers aim to reduce income tax but toss out federal tax deductions

Out of touch with the times is what some at the Louisiana State Capitol are referring to when it comes to how our current state income tax system operates, particularly when it comes to federal income tax deductions.

Gov. Edwards delivers State of the State address

  La. receives ‘D+’ grade for infrastructure in report card from White House

  Top discussions at 2021 Regular Legislative Session starting April 12

  LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron issues statement to La. Senate committee, will not testify in person

  Pres. Biden’s $2T infrastructure proposal includes money for Amtrak’s passenger train line connecting BR and NO

  LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron, other officials to testify before La. Senate committee about sexual misconduct reports

  Federal funding heading for restaurants as the industry continues to struggle

More than a year into lockdowns during the pandemic the restaurant industry is still struggling to get off its knees.

  AG Jeff Landry holds news conference on lawsuit against Biden administration

On Wednesday, March 24, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry was joined by members of the Louisiana Legislature to announce legal action taken against President Joe Biden’s administration.

What’s next for sports betting in Louisiana?

In November 2020, 56 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes approved to legalize sports betting, but it’s one of four states where it’s still not operational. Officials say there are a few things that must happen first before it can move forward

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome endorses Troy Carter for Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional district

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome publicly endorsed state Senator Troy Carter (D - New Orleans) for Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional district Monday, March 22.

Last day of early voting underway for March 20 election in Louisiana

Voters are encouraged to utilize Louisiana’s award-winning, free smartphone app, GeauxVote Mobile, to locate their early voting site, Election Day voting site, or view their sample ballot.

Head of Louisiana Attorney General’s criminal division, Pat Magee, resigns

Pat Magee, the high-ranking member of the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office accused of sexual harassment, has resigned, The Advocate newspaper reports.

  ‘Congress needs to reassert itself’ Sen. Cassidy, Republicans look to rein in executive power after Keystone cutoff

Republicans on Capitol Hill are trying to reverse some of President Joe Biden’s early actions aimed at mitigating climate change. One push is coming from Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who wants to revive the Keystone XL Pipeline project.

La. secretary of state withdraws request for new voting machines

Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin has announced he’s no longer requesting the replacement of the state’s more than 30-year-old voting machines.

  Proposed bill would allow concealed carry in Louisiana without a permit

Should you have to get a permit to carry a concealed handgun in Louisiana? Currently, you do, but one lawmaker is looking to get rid of the permitting process to allow for easier concealed carry in the state.

  Chief: Capitol assault much bigger than intel suggested

Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman denied that law enforcement failed to take seriously warnings of violence before the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Feb. 27 is registration deadline for March 20 elections in Louisiana

This also is the last day for registered voters to make changes to their registration

  Senate confirms Baker native Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador

Senate confirms veteran U.S. diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield to serve as President Biden's United Nations ambassador.

  Prophetic Voices holds live debate for Congressional District 2 candidates

The candidates invited to the debate are Claston Bernard, Senator Karen Carter Peterson, Senator Troy A. Carter, Gary Chambers and Mindy McConnell.

  Cassidy Votes to Convict President Donald Trump

Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) voted to convict President Donald Trump on a single article of impeachment

Biden’s dilemma in virus aid fight: Go big or go bipartisan

The president’s bipartisan bona fides have been a defining feature of his long political career.

Texas Rep.: Biden’s climate change plan disastrous to fossil fuel industry

Industry experts say offshore oil production in the Gulf of Mexico would be hit the hardest by the new policy.

  Biden administration’s green pivot makes future fuzzy for Louisiana oil and gas

The future of Louisiana’s oil and gas industry is murky, according to industry leaders.

  Some Louisianans blast Biden’s energy policies, other applaud them

President Joe Biden says his energy policies will create new high-paying jobs.

Will there be relief for private student loan borrowers?

Private student loans represent about 8% of total education debt.

  Sens. Cassidy, Kennedy vote to dismiss impeachment

Senator Bill Cassidy tells 9News he won’t decide on impeachment until the trial is over, but explained a few scenarios that could sway his vote.

Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy returns home after hospital visit

Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont was taken to the hospital for observation “out of an abundance of caution” after being examined by Congress’ attending physician.

First Biden-Putin call shows both cautious on big concerns

President Joe Biden has looked to establish a sharp break from the warm rhetoric often displayed toward Vladimir Putin by his predecessor, Donald Trump.

Biden orders end of federally run private prisons

Throughout his campaign and transition, President Joe Biden promised that his administration would keep issues of equity in the shaping of all policy considerations.

Biden orders review of domestic extremism threat in US

FBI Director Chris Wray has said that, over the last year, the most lethal violence has come from anti-government activists, such as anarchists and militia-types.

  6 in 10 older Americans don’t know how to get vaccine

About 6 in 10 older Americans don’t know when or where to get a COVID-19 vaccine, study finds.

  Baton Rouge children react to presidential inauguration

Some Baton Rouge schools tuned in to watch the presidential inauguration Wednesday.

La. senators react to inauguration of President Joe Biden

Louisiana’s senators, Dr. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy, have both released statements commenting on the day’s events.

  Baton Rouge native designs VP Kamala Harris’ outfit for Inauguration Day

A Baton Rouge native has a direct connection to the historic swearing-in of America’s first female vice president.

  WATCH: Southern University’s Human Jukebox Marching Band ‘We Are One’ video

It was a big night for Southern University.

  Bomb threat called into Supreme Court, all-clear given

The all-clear has been given after the U.S. Supreme Court received a bomb threat on Inauguration Day.

Lil Wayne pardoned by Pres. Trump on final day in office

Donald Trump pardoned over 140 people before leaving the White House.

  First state budget draft likely to include cuts to higher education, health care

Gov. John Bel Edwards’s first spending proposal for the coming budget year will likely slash state services to offset a budget hole worth “hundreds of millions,” Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne said.

Top AG official disciplined, loses $20K in pay

A top-ranking member of the Louisiana Attorney General’s office has been disciplined for “inappropriate verbal conversations” and will be made to work for nearly one month without pay.

Northeast High School band members participating in Presidential Inauguration celebration

Two Northeast High School band members and one former member are participating in the 2021 Biden-Harris Presidential Inauguration “We Are One” celebration Tuesday night.

  Day of service, justice still important during the pandemic, civil rights organization says

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is meant to be a day of service. The national holiday is, like most things, forced into a new look as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.

  FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Julia Letlow announces run for Congressional seat left vacant after husband Luke Letlow’s death

Julia Letlow, wife of the late U.S. Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, has announced she will run for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District seat in the upcoming special election.

  Local social media expert weighs in on Trump’s Facebook ban

Trump was essentially put in Twitter jail for hours after what went down at the Capitol Wednesday.

Gov. Edwards sets dates for 3 special elections

Governor John Bel Edwards has announced dates for three special elections in March and April.

Congressman Mo Brooks blames ‘fascist ANTIFA’ for violence at U.S. Capitol

Congressman Mo Brooks was active on Twitter Thursday morning, making allegations that “fascist ANTIFA” is to blame for Wednesday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol.

  Kennedy one of six senators to vote against Arizona certification

Six senators voted against keeping the results as they are, including Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana.

  Employers no longer required to give employees paid sick leave for COVID-19

Many U.S. workers will now have to use vacation days to get paid if they are exposed to COVID-19 and cannot work.

Candy Christophe announces run for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District

Alexandria businesswoman Sandra “Candy” Christophe has announced another run for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District seat.

  Sens. Cassidy, Kennedy split on Wednesday vote to certify Biden victory

Louisiana republican Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy will cast different votes Wednesday, Jan. 6 when Congress decides whether to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college victory.

  Georgia Election: Who controls a 50-50 Senate?

The Georgia Senate runoff elections will determine partisan control of the chamber.

  Reset on Capitol Hill: A look ahead at the 117th Congress

When the new Congress takes the oath of office on Sunday, everything resets. Old bills that never got a vote are tossed out, but the issues remain.

  Rep. Cedric Richmond tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Cedric Richmond has tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson for President-elect Joe Biden’s administration says.

  Louisiana’s 8 electoral college members officially cast ballots for President Trump

It’s been more than a month since the Nov. 3 presidential election, but President Donald Trump has officially won the state of Louisiana.

Louisiana AG throws support behind Texas election lawsuit

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) on Tuesday said he supported the election complaint Texas has brought before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gov. Edwards to travel to White House for summit on COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. John Bel Edwards will travel to the White House to participate in Tuesday’s Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit, alongside other governors and Alex Azar, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.

  Mayor Broome projected to win second term

Incumbent Sharon Weston Broome has won a second term as Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge parish.

  ELECTION 2020: Runoff elections in the WAFB viewing area

Sixteen races in the Baton Rouge area will be decided in runoff elections on Dec. 5.

  Broome, Carter make final pleas to voters in final Baton Rouge mayoral debate on WAFB-TV

Both candidates in the runoff election for East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President took part in a debate on WAFB-TV Thursday, Dec. 3.

  Rep. Garret Graves to quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

The congressman says will be tested and is making arrangements to safely travel back to Louisiana.

  EBR mayoral candidates participate in Press Club forum before final debate

The two candidates in the runoff for East Baton Rouge mayor-president, incumbent Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and former state Rep. Steve Carter, participated in a forum held by the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday, Nov. 30.

  President-elect Joe Biden officially names Baker native, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, as UN ambassador

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a Baker native and LSU alumna, has officially been named as President-elect Joe Biden’s U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (UN), the president-elect announced Monday, Nov. 23.

  Assessor Jeff Taylor should document personal use of public vehicle, audit says

Livingston Parish Tax Assessor Jeff Taylor should likely be documenting his personal use of his publicly-owned vehicle and reporting that use to the Internal Revenue Service as income, a state audit released Monday says.

  Mayoral runoff debate canceled due to candidate quarantining

The East Baton Rouge Parish mayoral runoff debate between incumbent, Sharon Weston Broome, and challenger, Steve Carter, has been canceled due to COVID-19.