- Florida's 2 main parties turn in names for March primary Updated: Nov-30-15 11:55 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's two main political parties are turning in the names of the candidates that will appear on the March primary ballot.
- Small Mississippi town opens doors to Syrian refugees Updated: Nov-26-15 7:38 pm
LOUISE, Mississippi - Officials in Louise, a Mississippi town of 200, they'll take refugees from Syria, even though Gov. Phil Bryant has said he'll do "everything humanly possible" to keep such resettlements away from Mississippi.
- Another $48M taken from roadwork, steered to plug deficit Updated: Nov-25-15 10:25 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Despite criticism, Gov. Bobby Jindal has taken $48 million that would have been used on roads and bridges and used it instead to plug this year's budget deficit.
- Lawmakers to decide by Dec. 8 on using 'rainy day' fund Updated: Nov-24-15 1:56 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Ballots have gone out to state lawmakers, asking them to decide whether Louisiana should tap its "rainy day" fund to rebalance this year's budget.
- Medicaid expansion timeline under Edwards may be slowed Updated: Nov-24-15 1:53 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - While he pledged to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program on "day one" in office, Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards is finding out that might be trickier than he thought.
- Republican contender Jeb Bush names Louisiana campaign team Updated: Nov-24-15 1:31 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has named his Louisiana steering committee and finance chairs, ahead of the state's March 5 primary.
- Edwards names team to lead transition to governor's office Updated: Nov-23-15 4:01 am
NEW ORLEANS - Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards has picked seven people to lead his transition into the governor's office.
- The Latest: Louisiana chose hope, says Edwards after win Updated: Nov-21-15 11:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The latest news in the 2015 Louisiana election (all times local):
- Nearly 60 candidates sign up for New Hampshire primary Updated: Nov-21-15 3:23 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A near-record 58 White House hopefuls - from favored frontrunners to a dark horse running on a pony-heavy platform - have signed up to be on the ballot for the New Hampshire primary.
- Jindal plan to close $487M budget deficit wins approval Updated: Nov-20-15 12:55 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers have agreed to Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to rebalance the state's budget and close a $487 million deficit.
- Rubio and Cruz compete for Iowa evangelicals Updated: Nov-20-15 11:15 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have been sparring over national security and immigration policy as their rivalry intensifies in the Republican presidential primary race. Now their conflict is moving to Iowa and a powerful evangelical constituency that Rubio is making a play for, months after rivals sank roots.
- 17 candidates on Michigan's presidential primary list Updated: Nov-18-15 5:07 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Fourteen Republicans and three Democrats are on Michigan's list of presidential candidates for the March 8 primary election.
- Jindal heads home to Louisiana after ending presidential bid Updated: Nov-18-15 3:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - After ending his run for the Republican presidential nomination, Gov. Bobby Jindal was back in Louisiana on Wednesday, grappling with state budget troubles and beginning to plan for the transition to his replacement.
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- Final governor's race debate marked by exchange of attacks Updated: Nov-16-15 9:42 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter did little to mask their distaste for each other Monday night in the final statewide TV debate of the governor's race ahead of this weekend's runoff election.
- Syrian refugees an issue in the Louisiana governor's race Updated: Nov-16-15 5:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Republicans used a national debate about resettling Syrian refugees as a point of attack Monday against Democratic candidate John Bel Edwards in the Louisiana governor's race, even though states appear to have little control over the flow of refugees.
- State: 14 Syrian refugees resettled in Louisiana this year Updated: Nov-15-15 8:07 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Gov. Bobby Jindal has told the White House he wants to know how many Syrian refugees have been placed in Louisiana. The Republican said he wants that and other information "in hopes that the night of horror in Paris is not duplicated here."
- Bobby Jindal won't endorse in Louisiana governor's race Updated: Nov-13-15 4:56 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Term-limited Gov. Bobby Jindal said Friday that he won't publicly back a candidate in the Nov. 21 runoff election to choose his successor.
- Vitter lags Edwards in latest governor's race fundraising Updated: Nov-12-15 5:11 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Democrat John Bel Edwards is outraising Republican rival David Vitter in the governor's race runoff campaign, according to fundraising updates released Thursday.
- State lawmakers in Utah to discuss constitutional convention Updated: Nov-11-15 6:36 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A small but unwavering group of mostly Republican state lawmakers is gathering in Utah to plan how legislatures would hold a convention to revise the U.S. Constitution.
- For Carson, debates have played limited role in his rise Updated: Nov-10-15 3:27 am
WASHINGTON - For some Republican presidential candidates, the party's first three primary debates have been pivotal proving grounds that have strengthened their campaigns or shaken their supporters.
- The Latest: Attorney files to run for Supreme Court post Updated: Nov-09-15 5:13 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The latest on the end of the one-week filing period for the 2016 election in Arkansas (all times local):
- Governor candidates share common aversion to Common Core Updated: Nov-06-15 6:39 am
NEW ORLEANS - They differ in many ways but the candidates for governor in Louisiana's Nov. 21 runoff election, Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter, share an aversion to the Common Core education standards.
- Vitter makes criminal sentencing an issue in governor's race Updated: Nov-03-15 4:53 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - In his campaign for governor, Republican David Vitter is raising the specter of crime committed by released prisoners, putting a partisan spin on an effort that has bipartisan support to overhaul criminal sentencing laws.