Politics

McConnell announces he’ll run for re-election next year

Sen. Mitch McConnell surprised nobody when he made the announcement in Frankfort just before 3 p.m. Friday.

  Internal audit shows someone outside City Hall ordered changes in City of Shreveport’s insurance coverage

  New Louisiana lawmakers are expected to begin work

Smith County commissioners review November election problems

  Building eyed as possible new home of SPD headquarters

  Caddo residents frustrated by potentially stricter property standards

  Civil rights pioneer Dr. C.O. Simpkins dies

Continued Coverage

Lawmaker takes issue with where clinics are located

Gov. Edwards will not hold inaugural ball the same day as National Championship game

  Caddo approves $500,000 to remove Confederate statue

Gov. Edwards charts new goals for second term

  Democrats spar at debate over health care, how to beat Trump

  With bond proposals nixed, city starts mulling next move

President Trump congratulates Gov. Edwards on reelection in private phone call

President Donald Trump called Governor John Bel Edwards to congratulate him on winning re-election Monday (Nov. 18) afternoon, an Edwards staffer confirmed to WAFB.

President Trump’s support helped but not enough for Rispone

President Trump made it clear during his visits to Louisiana what the stakes were during the runoff election. However, Louisiana voters chose the Deep South’s only Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards.

All eyes on President Trump after Edwards prevails against Republican offensive in governor’s race

Edwards would go on to address Trump directly for his role in the onslaught during his victory speech Saturday, Nov. 16.“God bless his heart,” said Edwards.

  Shreveport voters narrowly reject bond proposals

Propositions 1 and 2 were decided by 1,304 and 1,779 votes, respectively; the margin on Proposition 3 was only 50 votes

Gov. John Bel Edwards wins re-election

WATCH LIVE: KSLA News 12 Election Night Coverage

Election Day is here, and both candidates for La. governor gave final message for voters

Need a free ride to the polls? There’s an app for that

Gubernatorial candidates make final state-wide push ahead of Election Day

GEAUX VOTE: Louisiana General Election on Nov. 16

  Finals preparations wrap up on eve of Louisiana elections

Atop the ballot is the runoff between Gov. John Bel Edwards and challenger Eddie Rispone

Edwards, Rispone visit New Orleans on eve of election

Louisiana voters are about to make a choice about the future of the state. Friday is ostensibly last day of campaigning on the eve of the high-stakes and extremely close runoff in the governor's race.

  Trump leads campaign rally in Bossier City

The president just wrapped up his comments at CenturyLink Center

  La. Gov. Edwards speaks in Shreveport, ahead of Trump rally

Edwards maintains the sentiment he is putting Louisiana first by trusting the state’s citizens and personal work ethic to improve education, fix the state’s budget, and create jobs.

  Lines form outside CenturyLink Center ahead of POTUS rally

A steady line of people is continuing to grow outside of the CenturyLink Center for today’s President Donald Trump rally.

  Bossier City lays out some ground rules for Trump rally

Here are some do’s and don’ts, including what you cannot bring in with you

  Shreveport mayor says his city will provide some support for Trump rally at CenturyLink Center in Bossier City

He held a news conference to try to clear up confusion over the role the city will play in the logistics of the event

LA governor to address Shreveport ahead of Trump visit

Edwards will be speaking at noon with campaign volunteers at his Shreveport field office ahead of President Trump's visit.

Exclusive WAFB Poll: Most Louisiana voters oppose impeaching President Trump

The impeachment debate is pretty much all over network television these days, however, the same folks that conducted WAFB’s exclusive poll on the governor’s race also asked voters about how they feel about potentially impeaching President Donald Trump.

  Assessing veterans’ needs on this Veterans Day

Many veterans fall through the cracks with high rates of everything from substance abuse to suicide

THE INVESTIGATORS: La. secretary of state accused of violating state law, endorsing other candidates

Less than a week before voters head to the polls for the Non. 16 runoff election, questions have now been raised over whether Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin broke the law recently in his comments at a Republican rally in Monroe on Thursday, Nov. 7.

  POLL: Louisiana governor’s race tight as runoff nears

An exclusive KSLA News 12 poll days ahead of the Louisiana Gubernatorial runoff election reveals incumbent Democrat John Bel Edwards with a slim lead over Republican Eddie Rispone.

Arkansas election office may move due to high mold levels

Mold contamination is so high at one Arkansas election office that officials are considering moving.

Man pops ‘Baby Trump’ balloon in Tuscaloosa

The 20-foot-high, 13-foot-wide balloon depicts the president as a baby.

  Overton Brooks VA holds early Veterans Day observance

Some Veterans Day observances got underway early this year. That included one such event at the V-A Medical Center in Shreveport.

New event today for Edwards supporters in Monroe

Starting at 4:30 p.m., a concert will be followed by speakers then a march

  President Trump to hold rally Nov. 14 in Bossier City

Congressman Mike Johnson confirmed the plans Wednesday

Rock the vote rally

Candace Baptist the director of the Power of Coalition for Equity (PCEJ) and Justice Quinten Aught the co-founder of BLOOM spoke to Dominique Benn on how they plan to get millennials to go out and vote.

Expert: Voters approval of Prop 4 ‘bodes well for economic growth’ in East Texas

Proposition 4 eliminates the possibility of Texas imposing an income tax unless the state changes its constitution again.

Voters approve $10.5 million bond to help Alto ISD rebuild in wake of tornado

The bond was originally planned closer to Nov. 2022, but the damage done to Alto High School was too much to reconsider.

Voter turnout exceeds expectations across East Texas

Officials at the Smith County Election Office say that more voters turned out for this year's constitutional amendment election.

Here are results of elections today in Arkansas, Texas

On ballots were 10 proposed amendments in Texas plus local decisions in both states

Tuesday means Election Day in Texas

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. throughout the state

Attacks coming from both sides in final weeks of Louisiana Governor’s race

With the election less than two weeks away and early voting in full swing, the attacks from people on both sides are getting pretty vicious.

  Free parking for early voters in downtown Shreveport

Voters are encouraged to park in spaces along the 600 and 700 blocks of Marshall Street.

Saturday marks highest single day early voter turnout in Louisiana history

With just one day of early voting for the coming runoff election in the books, the nearly 90,000 votes state-wide are very telling

Polls packed for first day of early voting

There was a big turnout for the first day of early voting Saturday, Nov. 2.

Early voting for runoff election is Nov. 2 through 9

Early voting begins Saturday, Nov. 2.

Trump campaign announces rally in Monroe on Nov. 6

The president is expected to campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone.

  Reforms expected in Caddo juvenile justice system

The parish is one of 7 locations in the U.S. that will take part in the Transforming Juvenile Probation program

  Shreveport police union to actively oppose city’s 3 bond proposals, the group’s leader says

Ex-police chief finalist claims police chief is trying to coerce officers' support

Eddie Rispone declines statewide debate invite

Baton Rouge businessman, Eddie Rispone, has declined an invitation to appear in a debate to be televised across Louisiana on the state’s highest-rated television stations.

Louisiana attorney general wades into the governor’s race

Attorney General Jeff Landry has created a state PAC to attack Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards in the Louisiana governor's race

Governor’s office has 30 days to turn over sexual harassment records, judge says

A judge ruled Wednesday, Oct. 23 in favor of a plaintiff who accused Governor John Bel Edwards’ administration of dragging its feet in turning over public records, but granted the administration 30 days to complete the request.

Voters to decide whether to allow Broaddus ISD to purchase attendance credits from state

Broaddus ISD recently fell into Chapter 49, also known as the Robin Hood program.

The Latest: First TV ads launch in Louisiana governor runoff

Louisiana's Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and his Republican challenger Eddie Rispone have released their first ads for the runoff election

Louisiana Senate race candidate asks for vote recount

One Republican candidate headed to an unusual three-person Louisiana state Senate runoff election is asking for a vote recount

Edwards releases first ad of Louisiana governor’s runoff

Gov. John Bel Edwards has launched his first TV ad of the Louisiana governor's runoff election, marking his first attack advertising in the race

  Unifying Louisiana’s Republicans in time for the gubernatorial runoff Nov. 16 could be a challenge

Is there enough time to heal primary wounds and rally the Louisiana Republican troops?

Arkansas judge announces bid for state Supreme Court seat

An Arkansas judge says he's running for a seat on the state's Supreme Court, setting up another potentially expensive and heated race in a state that has drawn heavy involvement from outside conservative groups

Gov. Edwards to face Eddie Rispone in November runoff

Gov. John Bel Edwards, D-Louisiana, will face Republican challenger and Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone in a runoff race to determine who will lead the state for the next four years

Election Results 2019

The big-ticket item on the ballot is the race for Louisiana’s governor.

ELECTION DAY 2019: What you need to know before heading to the polls

Before you head to the polls, here's what you're voting on this Saturday.

Governor’s race, 6 other statewide jobs on Louisiana ballot

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is vying for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor, trying for an outright victory in the open primary election

President Trump speaks at GOP rally in Lake Charles

On the eve of Election Day, President Donald Trump stopped in Lake Charles to encourage people to vote for Republican on Election Day.

Pres. Trump, Gov. Edwards make final pitches ahead of Saturday election

KPLC will be livestreaming President Trump’s remarks at a campaign rally Friday for the Republican candidates for Louisiana governor.

Eastbank Little League team catches ride back to La. on Air Force One

The Eastbank Little League team is returning to Louisiana Friday after a trip to Washington D.C. with special accommodations.

Gov. Edwards holds news conference ahead of President Trump’s visit to Lake Charles

Gov. John Bel Edwards will be holding a news conference at SOWELA Technical Community College in Lakes Charles at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11.

PRES. TRUMP VISIT: Here’s what you need to know

If you’re attending the Trump rally at the Civic Center, here are a few things you need to know.

  Saturday is the day to vote in the gubernatorial election

According to the Secretary of State’s early voting statistics over 10,000 people early voted in Caddo Parish while Bossier Parish saw over 7,000 people at the polls.

  Forum at Southern gives voters insights into candidates

Election day is Saturday, Oct. 12

  KSLA hosted final Louisiana gubernatorial debate

The final debate before the Louisiana gubernatorial primary gave voters their last look at the three candidates together

  Candidates for governor face off in The Final Debate on KSLA

Here's The Final Debate between Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone

La. collects over 360K in overdue child support with license reinstatement program

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) collected $360,556.45 in past-due support as part of the On the Road Again project. The money was collected from 291 payors for 365 families including 480 children.

Exclusive Gubernatorial Poll: John Bel Edwards leads with 5 days until election

In a new exclusive Gray Television poll, Democratic Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards comfortably leads his two chief Republican rivals, Eddie Rispone and Ralph Abraham, with five days left to the primary election

Donald Trump Jr. headlines Lafayette event for La. Republican gubernatorial candidates

Donald Trump Jr. headlined a special Louisiana Republican Party event at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette Monday.

  IN STUDIO: Sen. Bill Cassidy - Medicaid, Healthcare on agenda

Lousiana Senator Bill Cassidy spoke with KSLA News 12′s Christian Piekos at noon on Monday about the upcoming election and his trip to Northwest Louisiana.

What questions do you want asked in the final debate of the Louisiana governor’s race?

We’re asking voters across Louisiana to share with us the questions they want to ask the candidates.