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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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LOTS OF LAUGHS FROM LEGISGATOR

LOTS OF LAUGHS FROM LEGISGATOR

Jeremy Alford October 15, 2015 Comments Off on LOTS OF LAUGHS FROM LEGISGATOR

The recent LegisGator banquet in Lake Charles, organized annually by the SWLA Economic Development Alliance, provided just as many chuckles as it usually does, beginning with U.S. Sen. David Vitter. During his opening remarks,

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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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