Political Notebook »

TAX CHAIR AT CENTER OF SESSION

TAX CHAIR AT CENTER OF SESSION

Jeremy Alford March 17, 2016 Comments Off on TAX CHAIR AT CENTER OF SESSION

In its first week, the special session of the Legislature, which was called to address the state’s huge budget gap, was dominated by tax issues. Tax legislation can only originate in the House of

Read More »
IEYOUB REGULATES ENERGY INDUSTRY

IEYOUB REGULATES ENERGY INDUSTRY

Jeremy Alford March 3, 2016 Comments Off on IEYOUB REGULATES ENERGY INDUSTRY

Gov. John Bel Edwards recently appointed former Attorney General Richard Ieyoub as the new commissioner of conservation. It’s a big year for Ieyoub, who’s also being inducted into the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame.

Read More »
EDWARDS SURPRISED BY PAY RAISES

EDWARDS SURPRISED BY PAY RAISES

Jeremy Alford February 18, 2016 Comments Off on EDWARDS SURPRISED BY PAY RAISES

During the final months of former Gov. Bobby Jindal’s tenure, his office and cabinet heads implemented millions of dollars worth of pay raises for state employees and made nearly two dozen board and commission

Read More »
THE RACE FOR BOUSTANY’S SEAT

THE RACE FOR BOUSTANY’S SEAT

Jeremy Alford February 4, 2016 Comments Off on THE RACE FOR BOUSTANY’S SEAT

In the 4th Congressional District, which is being vacated by Congressman John Fleming of Minden as he prepares to run for the U.S. Senate, several names are starting to crop up. State Rep. Jim

Read More »
STATE GOP FACES TRANSITION

STATE GOP FACES TRANSITION

Jeremy Alford January 21, 2016 Comments Off on STATE GOP FACES TRANSITION

As the next governor and Legislature segue into a new term, the Louisiana Republican Party is transitioning into a new era as well. Its top leadership role is up for grabs as questions percolate

Read More »
TANGLED WEB IN 3RD DISTRICT

TANGLED WEB IN 3RD DISTRICT

Jeremy Alford January 7, 2016 Comments Off on TANGLED WEB IN 3RD DISTRICT

With Congressman Charles Boustany, a Lafayette Republican, apparently abandoning the 3rd District to run for the U.S. Senate in 2016, a long and complicated line of potential successors is forming up. The latest name

Read More »
BOUSTANY LANDS CHOICE SUB CHAIR

BOUSTANY LANDS CHOICE SUB CHAIR

Jeremy Alford December 17, 2015 Comments Off on BOUSTANY LANDS CHOICE SUB CHAIR

On Capitol Hill, where you sit is who you are. And Congressman Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, has a pretty nice chair waiting for him in D.C. He was just chosen to lead the Ways and

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »