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Candidate qualifying begins in Louisiana congressional races

Five candidates each have registered to run for Louisiana’s two vacant U.S. House seats as qualifying for the March 20 election wrapped up its first day.

Lil Wayne pardoned by Pres. Trump on final day in office

Arkansas legislature starts week 2 of new session with bills

Gen. Honoré, known for post-Katrina efforts, tapped for ‘immediate’ security review of U.S. Capitol

Shreveport water company releases statement after CEO seen carrying ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ flag at Capitol riot

  ‘We told you so. Richmond out’: New Orleans congressman remarks during second impeachment debate

Arkansas’ 93rd General Assembly begins; new senate president sworn in

Continued Coverage

  Gen. Honoré blasts security failures at the U.S. Capitol building; says some people deserve jail

Gov. Edwards sets dates for 3 special elections

  Congressman Mike Johnson gives live interview from U.S. Capitol after being evacuated due to protesters storming building

  ArkLaTex lawmakers respond to protest at U.S. Capitol

AG Landry’s office arrests city councilman on alleged election fraud

Candy Christophe announces run for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District

Louisiana senators back COVID-19 rules for next election

Louisiana would broaden the mail-in balloting options for spring municipal elections and two upcoming special congressional elections because of the coronavirus pandemic, under an emergency elections plan that started advancing Tuesday with lawmakers.

  Georgia Election: Who controls a 50-50 Senate?

The Georgia Senate runoff elections will determine partisan control of the chamber.

  Reset on Capitol Hill: A look ahead at the 117th Congress

When the new Congress takes the oath of office on Sunday, everything resets. Old bills that never got a vote are tossed out, but the issues remain.

Rand Paul on Biden victory: ‘The fraud happened’

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said that “in many ways” this year’s general election was stolen by President-elect Joe Biden, according to multiple reports.

Franklin Graham: History will remember Trump as one of the great presidents of our nation

Senator Bill Cassidy explains the Coronavirus Relief Bill

Louisiana electors unanimously cast their votes for President Donald Trump

NWLA Economic Summit to focus on vision for the region's future

La. Governor, Attorney General trade jabs over death penalty

November 6 Election - DeSoto Parish

Voters pass all Shreveport tax renewals, Mansfield gets new mayor

The people have spoken — all six of Shreveport's tax renewals will be renewed.

Porn star won't run in Senate race against Vitter

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana-born porn star Stormy Daniels has ended her year-long flirtation with politics with an announcement that she won't run against Sen. David Vitter.

Poll problems: Machine malfunctions reported in Caddo, Bossier

Some polling locations in Shreveport and Bossier started off Election Day with malfunctions elections officials say were minor and corrected quickly.

Campaign 2014: KSLA News 12 Election Day coverage on air and online

KSLA News 12 will provide complete election coverage today and tonight on air and online throughout the day and into the night.

Recount: Harbison ousts incumbent in race for Shelby Co. judge

The incumbent is out, after a recount in the Republican primary election for Shelby County judge.

Legislative Contacts

Contact information for the governor and all state senators and house representatives for NW Louisiana.

2012 Louisiana Primary Results

In addition to Rick Santorum winning the Republican Primary in Louisiana Saturday, several local races and ballot items were decided.

LA primary draws presidential candidates to Shreveport-Bossier

Three of the four candidates still in the GOP Presidential race have planned stops in Shreveport ahead of the Louisiana Primary on Saturday, March 24th.

Marshall Mayor files to run for TX House Dist. 9

Marshall Mayor Chris Paddie has made his run for House District 9 official by filing for candidacy for the office. Paddie filed on Monday, the first day candidates can file to be on the ballot in 2012.

Election results for Louisiana - November 19th

Polls in Louisiana close at 8:00 p.m. November 19. In addition to runoff races from the October 22 election, there is one constitutional amendment statewide and a parish-wide proposal authorizing an additional riverboat in Bossier. Click here for updated results

Hanisee declared winner in Bossier City Council Dist. 5 recount

Larry Hanisee has been declared the winner of the Bossier City Council District 5 race, following a recount of the ballots from Saturday's election.  The win is by a slimmer margin that the original tally that prompted the recount.

Jackson heads to runoff with predecessor

It was a heated race for the District 39 State Senate seat Saturday night, and in the end Senator Lydia Jackson pulled in 43% of the vote, not quite enough to win outright.

Jane Smith falls short in bid for LA Senate seat

Louisiana House incumbent, Jane Smith was unable to bring in the votes needed to claim the Louisiana Senate District 37 seat Saturday.

Whittington easily wins Bossier Sheriff's race

With all precincts reporting, Julian Whittington easily wins the race for Bossier Parish Sheriff. Julian Whittington - R 14,169 68%, Mike McConnell - R 4,156 20%, John Matlock - D 2,480 12%

KSLA 2011 Election results: Top statewide and local races

Click here for results for statewide elections and ballot issues.

Tarver says he's runoff ready

The October 22nd election made Greg Tarver a runoff contender for the District 39 State Senate seat. He'll be facing Lydia Jackson, the current incumbent, who took over the position after Tarver stepped down in 2004. Tarver said Saturday night he's ready for a runoff and ready to regain the seat he gave up seven years ago.

Nagin 'alarmed' by proposed health care cuts

Mayor Ray Nagin said he is "alarmed" by health care cuts the governor is proposing, including closure of the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital, saying they would hinder the region's recovery from Hurricane Katrina.

LA stimulus money to fund highway projects

Four more highway projects, including the widening of Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge, will be funded with Louisiana's share of the federal stimulus package.

LA lawmakers unsure about use of red light cameras

As more motorists complain about traffic tickets in their mailboxes, Louisiana lawmakers are considering ways to regulate or prohibit cameras that snap photos of moving violations.

Money biggest issue when LA legislative session starts

Money will be the main thing on lawmakers' minds as they return to the Louisiana Capitol on Monday: the shortage of it in next year's budget and the amount some want to give away in tax breaks.

New Orleans outlines its agenda for legislative session

Those fit under four broad categories: recovery, health care, economic development and public safety.

Sen. Cmte. looking at state money for N. LA chicken plant

A Senate committee tackles Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to use $50 million from an economic development fund to keep open a chicken plant in north Louisiana.

LA legislative sessions begins

Lawmakers opened a new regular session Monday with far fewer dollars than the last time they converged on the Capitol, and angst over the state's budget woes is expected to overshadow debate on most everything else.

Lawmaker pulls bill to increase gas, diesel tax

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration's strict anti-tax stance came under criticism after a Jindal adviser voiced opposition to legislation that would pay for highway construction by raising fuel taxes.

Partial list of bills pre-filed for LA legislative session

The Louisiana Legislature convenes its regular session Monday. More than 1,100 bills have been pre-filed for consideration in the nine-week session.

Gov. likes idea of change to LA's Homestead Exemption

Gov. Bobby Jindal says he looks favorably on a change to homeowners' property tax exemption.

Bill protecting health care workers delayed by lawmakers

Lawmakers have delayed action on a proposal to protect doctors and pharmacists if they refuse to provide health care services because of religious or moral objections.

Pet projects from LA lawmakers total $11M

Lawmakers want the state to spend money on boat launches, a Girls Scouts organization, neighborhood associations, local town projects and more.

House Cmte. working on tax amnesty bill

The House Ways and Means Committee on Monday approved a bill by Rep. Jane Smith that would allow people who owe back taxes to pay without penalty.

LA House OKs tougher penalty for not taking breath test

A House committee has voted for a tougher penalty for suspected drunk drivers who refuse to take a breathalyzer test.

LA upping state college tuitions by up to 5%

Public colleges across Louisiana will increase their tuition costs for students by as much as 5 percent next year, raising $29 million to help offset planned budget cuts to the schools.

LA House agrees to using surplus money for construction budget

The Louisiana House overwhelmingly agreed to $783 million in surplus spending plans included in the state's construction budget.

House Cmte. says no to bill banning traffic light cameras

A House committee on Monday rejected legislation that would have prohibited municipalities from using automated cameras to issue traffic tickets.

Lawmakers may bail out private golf course in S. LA

Louisiana lawmakers are preparing to spend $9.2 million to bail out a financially struggling private golf course near Avondale that has already consumed $18.4 million in public funds.

LA House Cmte. approves new deal with N.O. Saints

A central piece of Gov. Bobby Jindal's new deal with the New Orleans Saints, to have team owner Tom Benson acting as the state's landlord, crossed its first legislative hurdle Monday.

New commissions to look at redoing LA government

The governor's Commission on Streamlining Government must hold its first meeting by July 30, under the proposal approved by the Legislature.

Disclosure bill defeated by LA Lawmakers

Allies of Gov. Bobby Jindal have defeated an effort to make the governor and other elected officials report the identity of any person they have appointed to a government post and who donates at least $1,000 to their campaigns.

House Cmte. approves using surplus cash for budget

Plans to spend $783 million in state surplus cash have won easy passage from a House committee - with very little public discussion of much of the spending.

Results for Louisiana's April 4th Election

Find results for NW LA parishes from the Saturday, April 4th elections.

Lo Walker gets second term as Bossier City Mayor

Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker and Caddo Parish District 6 Representative Lindora Baker ran unopposed for their offices for the upcoming April 4 election.

1st Presidential Debate Kicks Off

It was a night of contrasts as Barack Obama and John McCain shared a stage in their first of three presidential debates.