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Metro Council appoints city prosecutor as interim parish attorney after Batson resigns

The Metro Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to appoint City Prosecutor Andy Dotson as interim parish attorney, replacing Lea Anne Batson who resigned Tuesday...

Private Baton Rouge law firm takes over city’s downtown library case

The city-parish has retained a private law firm to represent it in the escalating legal battle over the under-construction downtown library, which has been...

What’s next for Metro Council now that Baton Rouge parish attorney leaves quietly

Outgoing Parish Attorney Lea Anne Batson got out one step ahead of her detractors today, issuing her resignation before a scheduled Wednesday vote by...

Registrar’s office begins counting St. George petition signatures

Nearly three months after St. George organizers submitted their petition to the East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters, Steve Raborn says his office is...

Lea Anne Batson resigns as Baton Rouge parish attorney

Parish Attorney Lea Anne Batson has resigned from the position she’s held since 2015, pre-empting a scheduled Wednesday vote by the Metro Council on...

Gov. Edwards officially kicks off campaign

Gov. John Bel Edwards officially kicked off his re-election bid this morning with an online video that not only touts his performance, but also...

Planning Commission to consider new airport hangars, apartments

The Planning Commission will consider plans for a new jet center—with three hangars for lease—at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport at Tuesday’s meeting. Along with...

‘LaPolitics:’ Former congressman considering gubernatorial bid

John Fleming, the former 4th District congressman and current deputy assistant secretary of health information technology reform, is seriously considering jumping into the developing...

Soon you’ll be able to get a Real ID from Public Tag Agents

Planning a commercial flight after October 2020? You’ll need a Real ID. And you might be able to get one processed at any of...
Louisiana politics governor's race

2019 Louisiana politics: The calm before the gubernatorial storm

When U.S. Sen. John Kennedy defied conventional political wisdom in late November, announcing he wouldn’t be challenging Gov. John Bel Edwards in the fall...

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