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  • Jindal signs ethics exemption for former senator

    June 1, 2014 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to carve out a special ethics exemption for a former state senator, allowing the ex-lawmaker to lobby the Legislature even though his brother is currently in the Senate. Jindal's office announced the bill signing this weekend, and it became law... more »
  • Senator gives up on Citizens insurance CEO job

    June 25, 2013 5:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Sen. Dan "Blade" Morrish has dropped his bid to become the next CEO of the state-run insurer of last resort, the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. The Louisiana Board of Ethics had advised that Morrish would have a conflict of interest. Because he is... more »
  • Sen. Landrieu Fights for Post Office Reform Bill

    May 4, 2012 8:59 PM

    The financial woes of the US Postal Service hit home in Lafayette Friday, with a visit from US Senator Mary Landrieu. Landrieu toured the Moss Street Post Office and Processing Center as part of her drive to halt the closing of thousands of post offices. Right now a moratorium... more »
  • Senator plans post office visits

    May 4, 2012 8:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu's office says the senator planned visits to post offices in Moss Bluff and Lafayette. Friday's visits were set after Landrieu wrote to the Postmaster General, urging the U.S. Postal Service to extend the current moratorium on post office and mail processing... more »
  • Senator Publicly Opposes Pardon for Edwin Edwards

    September 30, 2011 9:41 PM

    Former Governor Edwin Edwards making news again, this time over his bid for a presidential pardon. In 2003, Edwards' then wife Candy petitioned for a pardon for her husband. Now Edwards third wife, Trina Scott Edwards, is doing the same. "I would really hope that more people would... more »
  • Senator was not always critical of loan program

    September 19, 2011 9:28 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. David Vitter says the Obama administration has been "reckless" as it awards billions of dollar taxpayer subsidies for renewable energy projects, including a $528 million loan to a now-bankrupt California solar panel maker. The Louisiana senator and other Republicans have pounced on the bankruptcy of... more »
  • Senator says OMV late registration fees improper

    August 5, 2011 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A computer foul-up caused Louisiana car and truck owners to be charged late fees they shouldn't have paid for their vehicle registrations, the chairman of the state Senate Transportation Committee said Thursday. After state Sen. Joe McPhereson raised complaints, the Jindal administration said any late... more »
  • Charges Filed in Pie-in-Face Case

    December 31, 2010 5:02 PM

    BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - An anti-war protester who hit Michigan Sen. Carl Levin in the face with an apple pie has been charged with assault. An indictment filed Thursday charges Ahlam Mohsen of Coldwater with two counts of assault against the Democrat while he was meeting with constituents in... more »
  • LA State Senator Reprimanded For Racist Obama E-mail

    December 14, 2010 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana State Senate employee has been formally reprimanded and suspended for a month without pay because she sent an e-mail to hundreds of government workers showing President Barack Obama as white. Senate President Joel Chaisson announced the punishment Tuesday for Senate researcher Tammy Crain-Waldrop.... more »
  • Some Senators Criticize Plan to Sell State Land

    December 11, 2010 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's idea to sell state property to offset budget gaps drew complaints Friday from state senators who said it doesn't make sense to generate short-term cash relief for long-term money woes. Members of the Senate Finance Committee discussed the sale proposals as they... more »
  • Senator blocks Obama nominee over drilling halt

    December 9, 2010 10:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration won't be able to fill a key science position until it testifies about a decision to block areas of the eastern Gulf and Atlantic seaboard from new oil and gas drilling, a Republican senator said Thursday. Sen. David Vitter, R- La., said in a... more »
  • Immigration Law: LA State Senator Supports Arizona

    August 25, 2010 7:44 PM

    Louisiana State Senator, Troy Hebert, from St. Martin Parish, wants to file a friend of the court brief. That's paperwork intended to send a message to Washington D.C. saying Louisiana supports Arizona's immigration laws. "Since the hurricanes, we've had a lot of illegals coming into the state," Herbert tells... more »
  • Senator Landrieu to speak at Black Farmers Summit

    August 24, 2010 10:51 AM

    WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., will speak at the Fairness Now for Black Farmers Summit in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, August 24, at 1 p.m.The summit will be hosted by the National Black Farmers Association. Sen. Landrieu will join the National Black Farmers Association in... more »
  • Former Senator Booked with DWI Days Before Trial

    August 15, 2010 2:47 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Days before his second trial on tax evasion charges, former state Sen. Charles D. Jones is booked with driving while intoxicated. Jones, whose phone number is unpublished, could not be reached for comment Sunday. Attorney Mike Small did not immediately return a call. The News-Star reports... more »
  • Republican Senator Says he Backs Birther Lawsuits

    July 12, 2010 7:54 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana says he supports conservative organizations challenging President Barack Obama's citizenship in court. Vitter, who is running for re-election, made the comments at a town hall-style event in Metairie, La., on Sunday when a constituent asked what he would do about what... more »
  • La. Senator Presses to Stop Dispersant Use

    May 12, 2010 7:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state senator who represents several coastal parishes is asking Attorney General Buddy Caldwell to file a lawsuit to stop oil giant BP's use of a chemical dispersant to thin the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Republican Sen. A.G. Crowe of Slidell released... more »
  • Former State Senator on Trial

    May 11, 2010 10:31 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Jury selection has begun in Monroe in the federal tax trial of former state Sen. Charles Jones. Jones is accused of failing to pay at least $190,000 in taxes. He is charged with two counts of filing false tax returns and one count of tax evasion.... more »
  • Update to Senator Landrieu Phone Tampering Case

    March 26, 2010 5:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors filed reduced charges Friday against conservative activist James O'Keefe and three others who were accused of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office. The new charges are contained in a bill of information, which can only be filed... more »
  • Landrieu to support Louisiana judicial nominees

    February 24, 2010 7:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says she'll be speaking in support of two judicial nominees for federal courts in Louisiana. Landrieu says she will introduce Brian Jackson and Elizabeth Erny Foote at their confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Landrieu recommended both nominees. Jackson... more »
  • Senator Vitter Announces Bridge Grants For Cameron and Iberia

    February 12, 2010 3:55 PM

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced the award of three grants for bridge restoration projects in Southwest Louisiana. Cameron Parish received a $930,919 grant for the West Big Burn Bridge Restoration project to create a new water control structure that will restore approximately 10,000... more »
  • Vitter challenges NFL with "Who Dat" T-shirts

    February 11, 2010 12:37 PM

    In light of the recent "Who Dat" logo controversy, Senator David Vitter has printed up his own "Who Dat" shirt. To read Senator Vitter's original story CLICK HERE , to purchase the T-shirt CLICK HERE .
  • Landrieu Secures $487k for Alexandria Rail Spur Project

    December 13, 2009 7:18 PM

    Landrieu Secures $487k for Alexandria Rail Spur Project Funding included in the omnibus appropriations bill passed by the Senate today. WASHINGTON -United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that $487,000 to the City of Alexandriafor the Rail Spur... more »
  • Coastal Impact Grant Awarded to Vermiliion Parish

    December 1, 2009 12:10 PM

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced the awarding of a $217,782 Coastal Impact Assistance Program grant to Vermilion Parish for Shoreline Protection on Southwest Point at Southwest Pass. "This grant will add to the important coastal and wetlands restoration in Vermillion Parish, and - as all... more »
  • Senator Landrieu secures $29 million

    October 7, 2009 1:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - The United States Senate late yesterday, by a vote of 93-7, approved its annual Department of Defense appropriations bill, which included key provisions sponsored by United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La. These Landrieu requests strengthen the country's national defense, while providing funding for important military projects and... more »
  • Vitter to Visit St. Martinville Factory

    September 28, 2009 8:03 AM

    Senator David Vitter will be in Acadiana today. He'll be visiting a factory in St. Martinville that's recognized by the state for building energy efficient homes. Vitter should arrive in St. Martinville at about 8:30 this morning (Monday, September 28).

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