State Rep. Willard’s Bill to Cap Increases on Property Tax Assessments at 10 percent Passes House, Advances to Senate

State Rep. Matthew Willard's proposed Constitutional Amendment to limit assessment increases on residential properties in Orleans Parish at 10 percent annually is on to the Senate after passing in the House of Representatives today (Monday, May 10). "I made a promise to the people of District 97 that I would take action to...

Voting Machine Bill Panders to Last Fall’s Unfounded Claims of Voting Security Issues, Advances through Senate

By Sydney McGovernLSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE-- A bill to allow legislative oversight in selecting new voting machines advanced through the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee Tuesday.  The bill, authored by Senator Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell, establishes a Voting System Technology Commission to review voting systems and a proposal...

SCLC Wants President Joe Biden to Use Executive Order to Restore the Gutted 1965 Voting Rights Act with Expansion

From the NNPA Newswire The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) called on President Joe Biden to use an executive order to restore Section 4 and Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Officials of the organization, which was co-founded and first led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said...

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin Forms Louisiana Commission on Election Integrity and Voting . . . But Why?

When the Louisiana Legislature starts its session on Monday, April 12, there will be more than a dozen bills already prefiled that deal with elections and voting. Some are good. For instance, state Rep. Fed Jones’ HB 286 would extend early voting. And state Rep. Ted James’ HB 286 would...

Faith Leaders Nationwide Decry Immorality of the Filibuster on Poor People’s Campaign Moral Monday

Faith leaders from across the nation gathered online and in-person On Monday, April 5 to stand against the immorality of the filibuster and its racist history.  Representing religions across the board, the faith leaders participated in the Poor People’s Campaign Moral Monday Program: Make Holy Trouble program that took place...

Nearly 8,000 Louisiana Republicans Have Left GOP Since Jan. 6 Insurrection

Dips in registrants for the party have been seen around the country. A report from The New York Times found more than 100,000 Republicans left the party in a number of states in the weeks after the U.S. Capitol riots, and Louisiana’s voter registration numbers mirror that trend. By Sarah...