Will Fall Elections Be Postponed?

Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin and Gov. John Bel Edwards met today (Tuesday, Sept. 7) to discuss whether the upcoming fall elections should be postponed given the destruction Hurricane Ida has caused across more than two dozen parishes across the state, Ardoin wants the Oct. 9 election to be...

U.S. Rep. Troy Carter Calls on Gov. Edwards to Reinstate Expanded Unemployment Benefits Ahead of the Sept. 6

Ahead of the Sept. 6 expiration of expanded unemployment benefits at the federal level, U.S. Rep. Troy A. Carter Sr., is calling on Gov. John Bel Edwards to retroactively reinstate expanded unemployment benefits for Louisiana residents. The option to make these benefits retroactive ends on Monday, Sept. 6. Yielding to...

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...