- White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf states Updated: Feb-10-16 7:33 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast.
- Senate committee backs nominee for OPM director after breach Updated: Feb-10-16 11:19 am
WASHINGTON - A Senate committee is backing President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Office of Personnel Management.
- In Obama's final year, Senate is slow to act on his nominees Updated: Feb-05-16 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON - If you wear combat fatigues to work, then your nomination is almost sure to sail through the Senate. If not, you're likely in for a long wait.
- Louisiana Senate race draws its first Democratic candidate Updated: Feb-04-16 4:51 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's U.S. Senate race has its first Democratic contender.
- Senators grill personnel office nominee over data hack Updated: Feb-04-16 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Office of Personnel Management on Thursday promised to strengthen the agency's cybersecurity and information technology systems after what's believed to be the largest data breach in U.S. history.
- State high court overturns bar to felons running for office Updated: Jan-27-16 7:58 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court has overturned a constitutional amendment barring felons from running for office because voters approved a version without a last-minute legislative change.
- Republicans decry waiver of food stamp work requirements Updated: Jan-14-16 6:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Republicans on Thursday criticized Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' decision to waive work requirements for thousands of food stamp recipients, saying the assistance program should only be a short-term safety net.
- Edwards reaches out to business leaders, seeking compromise Updated: Jan-14-16 5:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards struck a conciliatory tone Thursday with business leaders who backed his opponent in last year's governor's race, describing himself as a "willing partner" with them as he crafts ideas for lessening Louisiana's financial woes.