Congress shouldn't let flood insurance sink residents: Editorial
Drew Dunn, right, catches a sandbag from Randy Matherne while Derek Porche grabs another bag from a truck on Bayou Gauche Sept.
Fri May 17, 2013
Fight continues on multiple fronts to block large flood insurance premium hikes
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said Friday that she will introduce legislation soon to delay implementation of a 2012 flood insurance law that is leading to sharply higher premiums for policyholders.
Wed May 15, 2013
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I-team: Caring for mental health in Louisiana
"I wouldn't want anyone to go through what I go through, nobody," said a mother whose identity WAFB is concealing.
DeMint-Linked Group Eyes Louisiana Senate Candidate
Retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness announced his candidacy this week for Senate in Louisiana, and now the PAC formerly associated with Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint is considering supporting him.
Louisiana GOP reacts to IRS scandal. Obama sacks acting IRS head
Wholesale change at the IRS is needed, Louisiana Republicans say, in light of disclosures that the agency targeted Tea Party and other conservative organizations for extra scrutiny.
Tue May 14, 2013
Louisiana congressional Republicans rallying around Cassidy
In a sign that the GOP is rallying around Rep. Bill Cassidy as its choice for the 2014 Senate race, all of the Republicans in the state's congressional delegation are supporting Cassidy at a June fundraiser in Washington.
White House won't penalize hold-out states over Medicaid expansion
Hospitals in states that have refused to take the Medicaid expansion offered under the Affordable Care Act have been in a panic in recent months over the pending loss of funding they were supposed to suffer with the implementation of the law.
Ways and Means Committee will probe IRS actions on conservative groups
WASHINGTON - Republican Rep. Charles Boustany and other members of the House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing Friday on reports that the Internal Revenue Service singled out certain conservative groups for special scrutiny.
Landrieu picks up new challenger in Senate race
A retired Air Force colonel from Madisonville says he plans to run for the U.S. Senate next year, seeking to oust Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu.
Fri May 10, 2013
Cassidy Medicaid overhaul winning more GOP support
Rep. Bill Cassidy , R-Baton Rouge, has reintroduced a slightly modified version of his 2012 legislation that would overhaul how Medicaid is financed.
Wed May 08, 2013
Baton Rouge students visit D.C.
Two Baton Rouge middle school students met Wednesday with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and he told them that they have accomplished more than he has in academic research.
LA-Sen: James Carville To Be The Key Note Speaker At Luncheon For Mary Landrieu
Fort Polk Progress is set to honor U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-New Orleans, for her efforts on behalf of Fort Polk at a special luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 13 at the Landmark Hotel, located at 3080 Colony Blvd.
Time running out on single sales tax collection system in La.
By JOHN MAGINNIS and JEREMY ALFORD LaPolitics.com With the U.S. Senate approving legislation earlier this week to allow states to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases, attention turns to the Louisiana Legislature, where a proposal to create a single sales tax collection system is running out of time.
Tue May 07, 2013
Chat with NOLA.com state politics reporter about gun laws and legislation
Waving a Susan B. Anthony American Flag, Shawn Wilson and his sons attend a Defend Louisiana pro gun rally on the steps of the Louisiana State Capital in Baton Rouge, Monday April 8, 2013.
Reform Update: Ore. study could impact national Medicaid debate
New Medicaid research that garnered widespread attention from national health policy experts has not yet affected the expansion debate at the state level, but it could bolster national policy changes in the program.
Sat May 04, 2013
Rep. Cassidy calls work as physician extra outreach
As the shutdown of LSU's Earl K. Long Medical Center in northern Baton Rouge occurred and patients made the trip to private clinics, so too did U.S. Rep.
Fri May 03, 2013
On the Hill: Donna Brazile praises George W. Bush
President George W. Bush stopped for lunch at Li'l Dizzy's Cafe in Treme on March 1, 2007 during one of his post-Katrina visits.
Remainders: Conservatives Buy Airtime for Mark Sanford
Steve King to seek the open seat instead. #MI14: Several Detroit-area Democrats are positioning to run for Peters' seat including his primary foe from 2012, former Rep.
Thu May 02, 2013
Koch brothers making Cassidy Senate campaign a 2014 priority
The conservative billionaire Koch brothers, who poured millions of dollars into the 2012 elections, have given their largest single political action committee donation for the 2014 mid-term races to Rep.