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In light of the devastation brought on by Hurricane Ida, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered the delay of upcoming fall elections that featured important Constitutional questions statewide and municipal elections in New Orleans. The October 9 primary election will be […]

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On August 16, the Ethics Review Board of New Orleans voted unanimously to recommend the city’s Code of Ethics be revised to bar City Council members and candidates from accepting political contributions from utility firms regulated by the city. These […]

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The Louisiana Legislature ended its first-ever veto override session July 23 after failing to gather enough support to overturn any of the 28 bills Gov. John Bel Edwards had vetoed. During the session, which could have lasted until midnight July […]

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Louisiana lawmakers will convene for the first veto override session in history as the Republican-dominated Legislature plans to challenge Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ vetoes on a transgender sports ban, a gun rights expansion and as many as 26 other […]

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Louisiana election officials have scheduled a special election November 13 for the District 102 seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives. The seat became vacant after former incumbent Gary Carter Jr. was elected to the state Senate on June 12. […]

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The cap for how much Louisiana’s lobbyists can spend to wine and dine public officials is edging higher July 1. With the start of the new state budget year, the limit lobbyists can spend on food and drink for state […]

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Candidates for office in Louisiana will soon no longer be subject to aggregate contribution limits from political committees combined under a bill signed into law June 22 by Gov. John Bel Edwards. Effective August 1, the new law will remove […]

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The Louisiana Legislature will adjourn sine die no later than 6 p.m. June 10 in accordance with state law. Gov. John Bel Edwards will hold a media briefing about the 2021 legislative session 30 minutes after adjournment sine die. During […]

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Louisiana election officials have scheduled a special election for the District 7 seat in the Louisiana State Senate for July 10. The seat became vacant after Troy Carter was elected to the U.S. House to represent Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District […]

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The Louisiana February 6 special primary election and March 20 special general election for House District 35 are canceled. A special primary election was originally scheduled for February 6 followed by a special general election on March 20 to fill […]

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will call a special election on March 20 to fill the 5th Congressional District. This seat was previously held by the late Luke Letlow, who died December 29 from COVID-19 complications. Letlow, 41, had been elected […]

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The Louisiana Legislature will convene in a special session on September 28 to address issues such as COVID-19, storm relief, and unemployment.

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Lobbyists in Louisiana can now spend a bit more on wining and dining state lawmakers and other public officials. When the new budget year began July 1, the lobbying limit on food and drink for a public official edged up […]

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Louisiana lawmakers have until final adjournment at 6 p.m. on June 30 to pass the government spending plan for the fiscal year that begins on July 1. In the special session premised in large part on COVID-19 relief, lawmakers gave […]

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