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Edwin Edwards’ Income

Edwin Edwards’ Income

Jeremy Alford August 20, 2014 0

As a requirement for running for Congress in the 6th District, former Gov. Edwin Edwards has filed his financial disclosure statement with the U.S. House. It shows his income in 2013 totaling $242,787. Released

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As Lawmakers Complain, Jindal’s Numbers Climb

As Lawmakers Complain, Jindal’s Numbers Climb

Jeremy Alford August 11, 2014 0

When higher education officials were scrambling to figure out whether they would need a seed loan to cover cash-flow payments, Gov. Bobby Jindal was in New York attending a meeting of the Republican Governor’s

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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.

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VITTER COULD USE A LIGHT TOUCH

VITTER COULD USE A LIGHT TOUCH

John Maginnis March 5, 2014 0

Jimmy Kimmel Live regularly features its “Mean Tweets,” in which celebrities, from Katy Perry to Larry King, read some awful things tweeted about them. A couple of weeks ago, in a segment on Congress,

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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,

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NATIONAL GROUPS INVADING LOUISIANA

NATIONAL GROUPS INVADING LOUISIANA

John Maginnis February 23, 2014 0

In the 1983 governor’s race, before there were limits on political contributions, Louis Roussel, Jr., the oil tycoon, banker and racetrack owner, gave $100,000 to Edwin Edwards’ campaign. Government reformers of the day cited

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TEAM JINDAL MEETS JOE FRIDAY

TEAM JINDAL MEETS JOE FRIDAY

John Maginnis February 7, 2014 0

Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols must have known what would come next when she announced a $4.2 million state contract with an out-of-state consulting firm to come up with recommendations of how to reduce

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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

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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

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GREEN ARMIES: THE COMING CLASH

GREEN ARMIES: THE COMING CLASH

John Maginnis December 21, 2013 0

John Barry and Russel Honoré are major celebrities in the state, with their fame established in connection to historic floods. Now the author and the retired Army lieutenant general (who is also a published

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