Thu, 26 May 2016 15:54:23 -0500Some in Louisiana wondered if the new law, which comes at a time of national debate over policing and race, was really necessary.
Wed, 09 Mar 2016 20:50:35 -0500The Republican-controlled Legislature approved tax increases and budget cuts during a special session called by John Bel Edwards, a Democrat in his first year as governor.
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:30:31 -0500On Jan. 5, 2008, presidential candidates from both major parties met briefly onstage between back-to-back debates in Manchester, N.H.
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:09:09 -0500Mr. Edwards, a Democrat who was inaugurated on Monday, watched helplessly as the Republican-controlled State House rejected his handpicked candidate for speaker.
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 18:48:46 -0500John Bel Edwards acted to fulfill a campaign pledge tied to the Affordable Care Act and aimed at aiding hundreds of thousands of state residents.
Tue, 05 Jan 2016 09:30:08 -0500The former president has stops in Cedar Rapids and Dubuque on Thursday, in his first events without Hillary Clinton in Iowa.
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 20:35:10 -0500Louisiana’s budget woes are even worse than the incoming administration had anticipated, with an estimated shortfall of up to $750 million that must be closed by the end of June.
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 20:07:49 -0500In a race that many other Democrats once considered hopeless, Mr. Edwards defeated his opponent, United States Senator David Vitter, by a wide margin on Saturday.
Sat, 21 Nov 2015 22:18:33 -0500Mr. Edwards soundly beat Mr. Vitter, who said in his concession speech that he would not run for re-election to the Senate next year.
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 19:50:37 -0500Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to close a deficit received support from state lawmakers, who backed a stopgap approach that leaves problems for the next governor.