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Longest-Serving Legislator Moves On

Longest-Serving Legislator Moves On

Jeremy Alford September 5, 2019 Comments Off on Longest-Serving Legislator Moves On

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais The end of a legendary era has come to a close, with Senate President John Alario’s decision to not seek re-election. Alario’s tide floated many boats, and there are

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When Boggs Ran Afoul Of Hoover

When Boggs Ran Afoul Of Hoover

Jeremy Alford August 15, 2019 Comments Off on When Boggs Ran Afoul Of Hoover

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais In the spring of 1971, Congressman Hale Boggs of New Orleans, then the House Majority Leader, was making moves on Capitol Hill. A well respected member of Congress, Boggs

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Hundreds Of New Laws Take Effect

Hundreds Of New Laws Take Effect

Jeremy Alford August 5, 2019 Comments Off on Hundreds Of New Laws Take Effect

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais With the new fiscal year, departments and agencies are preparing to enforce hundreds of news laws that were approved during the recent regular session. On Thursday, Aug. 1, a

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Scalise: Investigate Intel Power Abuse

Scalise: Investigate Intel Power Abuse

Jeremy Alford July 19, 2019 Comments Off on Scalise: Investigate Intel Power Abuse

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais Over the past few months, Capitol Hill has been plagued with rumors and innuendo regarding multiple investigations into President Donald Trump and related chatter about possible impeachment charges. Speaking

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Teacher Unions Look To Fall Elections

Teacher Unions Look To Fall Elections

Jeremy Alford July 8, 2019 Comments Off on Teacher Unions Look To Fall Elections

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais One day after word of a possible teacher walkout hit the capitol, Gov. John Bel Edwards appeared on the building’s steps to publicly urge House members to approve the

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Lt. Governor May Face A Challenge

Lt. Governor May Face A Challenge

Jeremy Alford June 20, 2019 Comments Off on Lt. Governor May Face A Challenge

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais After taking to Facebook to publicly acknowledge that he is considering a bid for lieutenant governor this fall, former Democratic Caucus Chair Gene Reynolds told LaPolitics that he should

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Senator Joins AG On Political Board

Senator Joins AG On Political Board

Jeremy Alford June 6, 2019 Comments Off on Senator Joins AG On Political Board

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais In a move that will only bolster the reach and resources of the Louisiana Committee for a Conservative Majority, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy has decided to become a board

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Team Gleason License Plate Approved

Team Gleason License Plate Approved

Jeremy Alford May 16, 2019 Comments Off on Team Gleason License Plate Approved

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais While a proposed hike in the state’s gasoline tax has been hogging the limelight in terms of transportation chatter at the Capitol, members of the House panel that has

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Landry Heightens Washington Profile

Landry Heightens Washington Profile

Jeremy Alford May 2, 2019 Comments Off on Landry Heightens Washington Profile

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais With no real opposition to speak of yet for the fall ballot, and a battle-ready war chest in the wings just in case someone gets froggy in Baton Rouge,

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Poltical History: Elaine Edwards 1978

Poltical History: Elaine Edwards 1978

Jeremy Alford April 19, 2019 Comments Off on Poltical History: Elaine Edwards 1978

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais Shortly before press time, elected officials, staff, journalists and other members of the Capitoland chattering class made the trek to Baton Rouge’s American Legion Hall for the annual Gridiron

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