Category Archives: State News

Libertarian Party of Louisiana Supports Marijuana Legalization


Wendy Adams, Executive Director, Libertarian Party of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (January 28, 2014) – Wendy Adams, Executive Director for the Libertarian Party of Louisiana (LPL), testified in favor of marijuana legalization before the House Criminal Justice Committee last week. Ms. Adams stated that “Libertarians believe that it is a violation of our civil liberties to [...]

State Offices to Close Friday, January 24 in 20 LA Parishes

BATON ROUGE – Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols announced today that state government offices will be closed on Friday, January 24, in the following parishes across Louisiana where hazardous driving conditions and scattered power outages are forecast for the morning due to a mix of rain and sleet, as well as snow and ice accumulation:
Acadia, [...]

NAACP To Honor Libertarian Party of LA Chairman


Baton Rouge, Louisiana – The NAACP will honor Libertarian Party of Louisiana Chairman Scott A. Lewis III this Saturday.  The ceremony will take place at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge from 9am to 2pm.
Mr. Lewis has served the LPL since 2008 and became its first African American Chairman in 2013.  Scott Lewis has [...]

State Library Announces 2014 Teen Video Challenge

The State Library of Louisiana will again participate in the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s Teen Video Challenge, a national video competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public libraries’ summer reading programs.
Teenagers may enter the competition by creating a public service announcement that encourages teens to read and visit libraries during the [...]

State Senator Rick Gallot Running for Judgeship Vacancy


State senator Rick Gallot announces his candidacy for an upcoming judgeship vacancy in North Louisiana.  Gallot is serving a term that expires in 2 years, but he says he has his eyes on a vacancy in the third judicial district.
Gallot is a Ruston lawyer and is serving his first term as a senator.
If elected, this [...]

Jindal Meets with 4 Companies in Tokyo


Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal meets with 4 companies in Tokyo.
Here (above) he poses with company representatives of Sumitomo.  This company recently bought a Baton Rouge based steel company.
The Governor says he’s talking about how the state can support future growth for these companies.
KLAX ABC 31 News 1/17/14

Jindal to Appeal Ruling on Teacher Tenure Law

Louisiana’s governor says he’ll again appeal a ruling that declares his teacher tenure law unconstitutional.  The Baton Rouge judge today says the law as written encompasses too many issues.
Meanwhile, the Governor is about to head out of town to Asia.  Today he announced a forthcoming trade mission to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
And on a [...]

Treasurer Kennedy Announces Plan to Fund Higher Education

State Treasurer John Kennedy is again calling on the Jindal administration to do away with consulting contracts.
Kennedy claims this would save five hundred million dollars, which could be routed toward higher education.  The treasurer also points out that spending on higher education is down around 350 million dollars, and explains his plan, in an opinion [...]

Basile Housing Authority Asst. Director Suspected in Missing Funds Case


The State Legislative Auditor says the Basile Housing Authority in Evangeline Parish is missing 46 hundred dollars.
The CPA firm which prepared the audit, says the problem has been traced to the assistant director.  The auditor is recommending the matter be turned over to the police and the district attorney, because the funds are still missing.
KLAX [...]

New Year’s Eve 2nd Most Popular Night for Fireworks


Aside from Independence Day, New Year’s Eve is the most popular time for fireworks and there are a lot to choose from.  Currently, the state licenses about 800 fireworks stands.
We went shopping to see what’s hot, what’s not and what seems to be the all-time favorite.

The state fire marshal has some warnings for the adults, [...]