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Chatter Over Special Session

Chatter Over Special Session

Jeremy Alford November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Chatter Over Special Session

By Jeremy Alford and Sarah Gamard Lawmakers, administration officials, lobbyists and other government relations professionals are working under the assumption that the next special session of the Legislature will be called some time after

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Public Records: The ‘Next Frontier’

Public Records: The ‘Next Frontier’

Jeremy Alford November 2, 2017 Comments Off on Public Records: The ‘Next Frontier’

The general counsel for the state’s premier newspaper and magazine association believes the “next frontier for public records law in Louisiana” will involve text messages and emails. How the text messages of elected officials,

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Gas Tax Future Uncertain

Gas Tax Future Uncertain

Jeremy Alford October 19, 2017 Comments Off on Gas Tax Future Uncertain

Transportation and Development Sec. Shawn Wilson recently said the construction backlog for the state now stands at $13.4 billion, which is an increase from where it stood when he took over the department in

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Roemer Book Release

Roemer Book Release

Jeremy Alford October 5, 2017 Comments Off on Roemer Book Release

On Sept. 19, UL Press released a new book penned by former Gov. Buddy Roemer that shares his early experiences growing up on his family’s cotton plantation in Bossier City. “Scopena: A Memoir of

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Riser: First Ad In Treasurer’s Race

Riser: First Ad In Treasurer’s Race

Jeremy Alford September 21, 2017 Comments Off on Riser: First Ad In Treasurer’s Race

The chatter among the lawmakers and lobbyists late last month at the annual LegisGator event at L’Auberge in Lake Charles included reports on a commercial many had seen on their hotel television screens that

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Johns May Seek Senate Presidency

Johns May Seek Senate Presidency

Jeremy Alford September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Johns May Seek Senate Presidency

One of the more substantive issues looming over the next term of the Louisiana Legislature is who will succeed Senate President John Alario to lead the upper chamber. Alario, R-Westwego, has held the post

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Over 30 New Laws Now In Effect

Over 30 New Laws Now In Effect

Jeremy Alford August 17, 2017 Comments Off on Over 30 New Laws Now In Effect

Part of the policy yield from six lawmaking sessions held over the past 18 months is several new laws recently enacted. They included the official state budget, which weighs in at $28 billion and

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New Laws Take Effect

New Laws Take Effect

Jeremy Alford August 3, 2017 Comments Off on New Laws Take Effect

Part of the policy yield from six lawmaking sessions held over the past 18 months is several new laws recently enacted. They included the official state budget, which weighs in at $28 billion and

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Kleckley Defends Barras

Kleckley Defends Barras

Jeremy Alford July 20, 2017 Comments Off on Kleckley Defends Barras

Former House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, now a government affairs advisor at Adams & Reese in Baton Rouge, recently said that he thought his successor in the Legislature’s lower chamber is “doing a good job.”

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EWE Party Update

EWE Party Update

Jeremy Alford July 6, 2017 Comments Off on EWE Party Update

Another week brings another update on the 90th birthday party for former Gov. Edwin Edwards. The shindig now has a website where tickets can be purchased: EWE90th.com. Expenses for the party are said to

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