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KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH ON OIL

KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH ON OIL

Jeremy Alford January 22, 2015 0

A decline in the price of oil, in concert with other factors like sluggish individual income tax collections and the use of one-time money, has already prompted midyear budget cuts in Louisiana and pushed

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MORE TO COME ON MARIJUANA

MORE TO COME ON MARIJUANA

Jeremy Alford January 8, 2015 0

After failing to pass a medical marijuana bill last year, state Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, is telling supporters he will return in 2015 with legislation that focuses on different applications, like oils and pills.

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Vitter Leads, Nungesser Tied

Vitter Leads, Nungesser Tied

Jeremy Alford December 18, 2014 0

Voters, obviously, aren’t yet tuned into the 2015 ballot, despite the intriguing races it will host. But that didn’t stop the Metairie-based research firm Multi-Quest from going into the field for 606 live interviews

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COMMITTEE FOR BETTER SCHOOLS REFLECTS ON ELECTIONS

COMMITTEE FOR BETTER SCHOOLS REFLECTS ON ELECTIONS

Jeremy Alford December 5, 2014 0

The Committee for Better Schools in Calcasieu Parish, a political action committee (PAC) comprised of concerned and interested citizens, formed earlier this year with three main objectives. They were eager to increase awareness of

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Talk Moves To Spending Surplus

Talk Moves To Spending Surplus

Jeremy Alford November 21, 2014 0

While the Division of Administration, Treasurer John Kennedy and the legislative auditor spar over the validity of a $178.5 million surplus, and how it was calculated, some officials expect the money to be up

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Vitter Hasn’t Forgotten Senate

Vitter Hasn’t Forgotten Senate

Jeremy Alford November 10, 2014 0

While he may be focused on running for governor in 2015, U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Metairie hasn’t lost sight of his gig in D.C., which includes a possible chairmanship in the near future,

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Payday Loan Issue Resurrected

Payday Loan Issue Resurrected

Jeremy Alford October 16, 2014 0

After failing to pass reform legislation aimed at the payday loan industry last year, Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, said he’s considering bringing a bill again, but is still on the fence. “I haven’t decided

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Low November Turnout Forecast

Low November Turnout Forecast

Jeremy Alford October 1, 2014 0

While bogged down with qualifying candidates last month, Secretary of State Tom Schedler didn’t lose sight of the true endgame coming in November and December. He said in an interview that the general election

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Jindal Watched Closely

Jindal Watched Closely

Jeremy Alford September 22, 2014 0

With expectations mounting that Gov. Bobby Jindal will soon announce his campaign for president, attention is turning to not only whom he will bring along with him but also what will transpire politically back

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Will Edwards Get Dem Nod?

Will Edwards Get Dem Nod?

Jeremy Alford September 5, 2014 0

With former Gov. Edwin Edwards more than likely serving as the Democrats’ best hope of seizing the 6th Congressional District, attention is turning to whether the state party will get behind the candidate, who

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