- The Latest: Snyder: Disaster loans approved for Flint Updated: Feb-05-16 6:11 pm
FLINT, Michigan - The Latest on Flint's water emergency (all times local):
- In Obama's final year, Senate is slow to act on his nominees Updated: Feb-05-16 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON - If you wear combat fatigues to work, then your nomination is almost sure to sail through the Senate. If not, you're likely in for a long wait.
- Louisiana Senate race draws its first Democratic candidate Updated: Feb-04-16 4:51 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's U.S. Senate race has its first Democratic contender.
- Senators grill personnel office nominee over data hack Updated: Feb-04-16 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Office of Personnel Management on Thursday promised to strengthen the agency's cybersecurity and information technology systems after what's believed to be the largest data breach in U.S. history.
- State high court overturns bar to felons running for office Updated: Jan-27-16 7:58 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court has overturned a constitutional amendment barring felons from running for office because voters approved a version without a last-minute legislative change.
- Republicans decry waiver of food stamp work requirements Updated: Jan-14-16 6:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Republicans on Thursday criticized Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' decision to waive work requirements for thousands of food stamp recipients, saying the assistance program should only be a short-term safety net.
- Edwards reaches out to business leaders, seeking compromise Updated: Jan-14-16 5:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards struck a conciliatory tone Thursday with business leaders who backed his opponent in last year's governor's race, describing himself as a "willing partner" with them as he crafts ideas for lessening Louisiana's financial woes.
- Edwards sworn in as governor; only Democrat in Deep South Updated: Jan-11-16 4:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Saying he won't be a "business-as-usual" leader, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards took his oath of office Monday, promising to stabilize the budget and end cycles of financial crises that threaten public health services and colleges.
- $50M spent on Louisiana governor race, campaign records show Updated: Jan-07-16 7:13 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's most recent governor's race appears to be the most expensive in state history as unfettered spending from outside political groups boosted total campaign spending to $50 million, according to campaign finance reports filed this week.