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More State Legislators Resign

More State Legislators Resign

Jeremy Alford January 18, 2018 Comments Off on More State Legislators Resign

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais State Rep. Chris Broadwater, R-Hammond, recently became the 10th member of the Louisiana Legislature to resign from his seat in the past two years. That’s a historically high

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Maginnis Books Optioned

Maginnis Books Optioned

Jeremy Alford January 4, 2018 Comments Off on Maginnis Books Optioned

The landmark books by the late journalist John Maginnis have been optioned by a Maryland-based media firm that hopes to produce documentaries based on his works. Strategic Partners & Media also has an office

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Gov. Edwards Staffer Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Gov. Edwards Staffer Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Jeremy Alford December 21, 2017 Comments Off on Gov. Edwards Staffer Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Claims

A key staffer to Gov. John Bel Edwards resigned from his position after the administration launched an investigation into sexual harassment claims. Sources related to the investigation claimed litigation against the state and the

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Political History: A Bankrupt Affair

Political History: A Bankrupt Affair

Jeremy Alford December 7, 2017 Comments Off on Political History: A Bankrupt Affair

By Jeremy Alford and Sarah Gamard Saturday, Nov. 11, marked the 33rd anniversary of the closing of the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition, which had the distinction of being the only World’s Fair to declare

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Chatter Over Special Session

Chatter Over Special Session

Jeremy Alford November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Chatter Over Special Session

By Jeremy Alford and Sarah Gamard Lawmakers, administration officials, lobbyists and other government relations professionals are working under the assumption that the next special session of the Legislature will be called some time after

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Public Records: The ‘Next Frontier’

Public Records: The ‘Next Frontier’

Jeremy Alford November 2, 2017 Comments Off on Public Records: The ‘Next Frontier’

The general counsel for the state’s premier newspaper and magazine association believes the “next frontier for public records law in Louisiana” will involve text messages and emails. How the text messages of elected officials,

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Gas Tax Future Uncertain

Gas Tax Future Uncertain

Jeremy Alford October 19, 2017 Comments Off on Gas Tax Future Uncertain

Transportation and Development Sec. Shawn Wilson recently said the construction backlog for the state now stands at $13.4 billion, which is an increase from where it stood when he took over the department in

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Roemer Book Release

Roemer Book Release

Jeremy Alford October 5, 2017 Comments Off on Roemer Book Release

On Sept. 19, UL Press released a new book penned by former Gov. Buddy Roemer that shares his early experiences growing up on his family’s cotton plantation in Bossier City. “Scopena: A Memoir of

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Riser: First Ad In Treasurer’s Race

Riser: First Ad In Treasurer’s Race

Jeremy Alford September 21, 2017 Comments Off on Riser: First Ad In Treasurer’s Race

The chatter among the lawmakers and lobbyists late last month at the annual LegisGator event at L’Auberge in Lake Charles included reports on a commercial many had seen on their hotel television screens that

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Johns May Seek Senate Presidency

Johns May Seek Senate Presidency

Jeremy Alford September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Johns May Seek Senate Presidency

One of the more substantive issues looming over the next term of the Louisiana Legislature is who will succeed Senate President John Alario to lead the upper chamber. Alario, R-Westwego, has held the post

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