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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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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK

Jeremy Alford July 2, 2015 0

Geymann Looks To Future Having just hammered out what was thought to be an impossible compromise on Common Core, and with term limits awaiting him this fall, Rep. Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles, is starting

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FIELD FOR GOVERNOR

FIELD FOR GOVERNOR

Jeremy Alford June 18, 2015 0

Not Settled Tony Clayton, a special prosecutor for the 18th Judicial District Court, is considering a run for governor as speculation grows about the impact an African-American Democrat would have on the early, all-white

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DARDENNE BRINGS ON FOSTER HANDLER

DARDENNE BRINGS ON FOSTER HANDLER

Jeremy Alford June 4, 2015 0

Old-timers on press row will certainly recognize the name of Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne’s new communications director for his gubernatorial campaign. Consultant George Kennedy has hired Marsanne Golsby, press secretary to former Gov. Mike

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RACE FOR HOUSE SPEAKERS

RACE FOR HOUSE SPEAKERS

Jeremy Alford May 14, 2015 0

Although the governor has traditionally enjoyed tremendous influence over whom the House selects as its leader — and even though the gubernatorial contest is far from being decided — there are already 10 representatives

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