Political Notebook »

CAN MANESS MAKE SPARKS IN SENATE BID?

CAN MANESS MAKE SPARKS IN SENATE BID?

Jeremy Alford August 7, 2014 0

While his campaign for the U.S. Senate has so far been defined by money and endorsements from national tea party groups, retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness of Mandeville could soon have the backing

Read More »
ANOTHER SUPER PAC TIPTOES INTO SENATE RACE

ANOTHER SUPER PAC TIPTOES INTO SENATE RACE

Jeremy Alford March 5, 2014 0

Why should U.S. Sen. David Vitter have all the fun? He shouldn’t, according to the architects of the new Blue Pelican Super PAC that’s being built up to support the re-election of senior Sen.

Read More »
O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?

O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?

Jeremy Alford February 23, 2014 0

If Treasurer John Kennedy does indeed run for governor in 2015, as will Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, one of the sideshow stories you’ll hear will concern the different camps the treasurer and his brother,

Read More »
ANOTHER SUIT AGAINST JINDAL?

ANOTHER SUIT AGAINST JINDAL?

Jeremy Alford February 7, 2014 0

A lawmaker from Assumption Parish and a group of senior citizens from south Louisiana say they may file litigation against the administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal to address a variety of issues related to

Read More »
ISSUES WILL SOUND FAMILIAR IN 2014

ISSUES WILL SOUND FAMILIAR IN 2014

Jeremy Alford January 23, 2014 0

The new year will feature old issues for the Louisiana Legislature, starting with a state budget that’s beginning to pull itself out of the muck, but may not be in the black for the

Read More »
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR POST DRAWS INTEREST

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR POST DRAWS INTEREST

Jeremy Alford January 8, 2014 0

With Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne expected to announce he’s running for governor — he already has a campaign website — the post he would vacate is attracting a large field of potential successors. Baton

Read More »
COMMON CORE: STAKES ARE HIGH

COMMON CORE: STAKES ARE HIGH

Jeremy Alford December 21, 2013 0

With more complaints than big ideas being heard, supporters and opponents are wondering what happens next in regard to Common Core. While observers in Louisiana aren’t predicting a court battle just yet, that’s an

Read More »
KLECKLEY OPEN TO TUITION CHANGES

KLECKLEY OPEN TO TUITION CHANGES

Jeremy Alford December 4, 2013 0

Legislation granting university boards more control over tuition didn’t make it through this year’s regular session. But House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, says he’s willing to give it another chance in 2014. In

Read More »
GOVERNOR NEEDS NEW MEMBER ON BESE

GOVERNOR NEEDS NEW MEMBER ON BESE

Jeremy Alford November 7, 2013 0

he new president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, Stephen Waguespack, officially stepped down from the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education before assuming his new role. He was an at-large member

Read More »
What’s Next For Budget Reform Group?

What’s Next For Budget Reform Group?

Jeremy Alford October 3, 2013 0

For starters, the organization will continue to be referred to as the Fiscal Hawks, whether its membership likes it or not. “It’s funny,” said Rep. John Schroder, R-Covington. “We never asked to be called

Read More »