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AD PULLS JINDAL INTO GOVERNOR’S RACE

AD PULLS JINDAL INTO GOVERNOR’S RACE

Jeremy Alford April 2, 2015 0

State Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, has thrown the first media jab in the race for governor with a radio spot that started airing on black radio stations in Acadiana recently. The buy overlaps

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UNION DUES FIGHT GOES ON

UNION DUES FIGHT GOES ON

Jeremy Alford March 25, 2015 0

The reshuffling of members and the chair of the House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee has given a new life to the debate over union dues. Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, told LaPolitics he’s returning

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GOVERNOR’S FIELD WAITING ON LANDRIEU

GOVERNOR’S FIELD WAITING ON LANDRIEU

Jeremy Alford March 5, 2015 0

Some say he will. Others call it downright unfathomable. Most simply have no idea what he’ll do. So until New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gives a definitive answer on the question of whether he’ll run

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PUBLIC SPLIT ON BUDGET FIX

PUBLIC SPLIT ON BUDGET FIX

Jeremy Alford February 19, 2015 0

“There’s no consensus.”  That’s the opinion of opinion-finder Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media and Opinion Research. His firm recently polled 600 likely voters on the budget situation, and learned that participants were as mixed

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KLECKLEY CONSIDERS RUN

KLECKLEY CONSIDERS RUN

Jeremy Alford February 5, 2015 0

Staring down his final year in one of Louisiana’s most influential political positions, House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, is pondering his next move. While he’s had one post in mind for a while,

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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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