Greg Larose

Greg Larose

Greg LaRose is the editor of the Louisiana Illuminator. He's covered news for more than 30 years in Louisiana. Before coming to the Illuminator, he was the chief investigative reporter for WDSU-TV in New Orleans. He previously led the government and politics team for The Times-Picayune |, and was editor in chief at New Orleans CityBusiness.

Steve Scalise announces he’s undergoing treatment for cancer

By: - August 29, 2023

U.S. House Majority Leader Steve Scalise announced on social media Tuesday morning that he is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. He told followers on the platform formerly known as Twitter that he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma after undergoing tests. “After a few days of not feeling like myself this past week, I had some […]

Trump to come to Louisiana for fundraiser

By: - July 12, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — Former President Donald Trump, the heavy favorite to carry Louisiana in the 2024 election, will be back in the state later this month to attend a private fundraiser. Retired shipbuilder Boysie Bollinger and former banker Joe Canizaro, three-time state co-chairmen for the Trump campaign, are hosting a July 25 event at Canizaro’s […]

Three-judge panel in U.S. appeals court hears arguments in abortion pill case

By: and - May 17, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court panel quizzed lawyers during oral arguments Wednesday over a Texas judge’s decision that could end access to the abortion pill nationwide. Observers see the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals as a legal way station for the case, in which anti-abortion groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, […]


It should be no surprise ‘the most pro-life’ Trump is waffling on abortion

By: - April 24, 2023

It’s not that former President Donald Trump says one thing and does another. It’s that he says and does whatever he wants, but very purposefully. Both must provide him with some sort of personal, business or political advantage. As anti-abortion stalwarts are now learning, Trump won’t say anything if that benefits him the most. One […]

Louisiana Conservative Caucus bemoans limited scope of insurance special session

By: - January 25, 2023

State lawmakers in the Louisiana Conservative Caucus said Tuesday it’s “unfortunate” that next week’s special session to address the homeowner’s insurance crisis will be limited to just one proposal. They say the seven-day session won’t result in lower policy premiums for the people who need it most. Gov. John Bel Edwards’ call for the special session, […]

Louisiana Legislature overrides Gov. Edwards’ veto of congressional map

By: and - March 31, 2022

The shape of Louisiana’s congressional districts will likely be decided in a federal court now that the Republican-led state Legislature has overridden Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto of a map that limits the state to one majority-Black district out of six in the U.S. House of Representatives. Edwards and voters’ rights groups have said […]