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ATTACKS GET NASTY

ATTACKS GET NASTY

Jeremy Alford December 3, 2015 Comments Off on ATTACKS GET NASTY

Challenger Beryl Adams Amedee stirred up controversy in House District 51, stretching across Terrebonne, Lafourche and Assumption parishes, with a radio ad attacking incumbent Rep. Joe Harrison, R-Napoleonville. The 60-second spot, which featured a

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ENDORSEMENTS IN GOVERNOR’S RUN-OFF

ENDORSEMENTS IN GOVERNOR’S RUN-OFF

Jeremy Alford November 19, 2015 Comments Off on ENDORSEMENTS IN GOVERNOR’S RUN-OFF

Two of the strongest forces in Louisiana politics have already taken sides for the Nov. 21 runoff in the governor’s race, with sheriffs coalescing behind state Rep. John Bel Edwards and an influential faction

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STATE SENATE CANDIDATE ARRESTED

STATE SENATE CANDIDATE ARRESTED

Jeremy Alford November 5, 2015 Comments Off on STATE SENATE CANDIDATE ARRESTED

In a strange twist to a quiet race in northeast Louisiana’s Senate District 35 race, candidate Stuart Cathey turned himself in to be arrested at the Monroe Police Dept. for an unpaid seatbelt violation

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LOTS OF LAUGHS FROM LEGISGATOR

LOTS OF LAUGHS FROM LEGISGATOR

Jeremy Alford October 15, 2015 Comments Off on LOTS OF LAUGHS FROM LEGISGATOR

The recent LegisGator banquet in Lake Charles, organized annually by the SWLA Economic Development Alliance, provided just as many chuckles as it usually does, beginning with U.S. Sen. David Vitter. During his opening remarks,

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OIL PRICES GET POLITICAL

OIL PRICES GET POLITICAL

Jeremy Alford October 1, 2015 Comments Off on OIL PRICES GET POLITICAL

While oil prices, and predictions about where they’re going, don’t paint a pretty picture for the state of Louisiana, we’re unlikely to see a true and complete portrait of their effect on the current

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MILLIONS SPENT ON PRESIDENTIAL ADS

MILLIONS SPENT ON PRESIDENTIAL ADS

Jeremy Alford September 17, 2015 Comments Off on MILLIONS SPENT ON PRESIDENTIAL ADS

Virginia-based media company Borrell Associates has released a report forecasting that political advertising in 2016 will eclipse $11.4 billion nationally. This is 20 percent higher than the total of the last presidential cycle in

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KEEPING WATCH ON OIL PRICES

KEEPING WATCH ON OIL PRICES

Jeremy Alford September 3, 2015 0

The state’s budget handlers correctly say there’s nothing to panic about. For now. They add that there’s no reason yet to believe the current fiscal year budget requires an adjustment. But eyeballs are nonetheless

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GEYMANN IN THE RUNNING

GEYMANN IN THE RUNNING

Jeremy Alford August 20, 2015 0

If Congressmen Charles Boustany and John Fleming run for the U.S. Senate next year, the 3rd and 4th Districts will become open seats. Already there’s a lot of momentum in the Lafayette-Lake Charles-anchored district.

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POLITICAL NOTEOOK

POLITICAL NOTEOOK

Jeremy Alford August 6, 2015 0

State’s Fiscal Future Uncertain The state’s new fiscal year started on July 1 with a budget that lawmakers and the Jindal Administration say is balanced. But Louisiana’s long-term financial outlook remains as murky as ever,

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK

Jeremy Alford July 16, 2015 0

Tough Session For Business The business lobby notched a small win on the final day of the legislative session when a handful of bills targeting Louisiana companies and the taxes they pay were given

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