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Ponti Resigns From House

Rep. Erich Ponti, R-Baton Rouge, who announced late in the regular session that he would no seek re-election, officially resigned from his position with the House on …

Details of the Legislature’s Latest Deal

Thursday, June 11, 11:39 a.m. The latest conference committee plan: -- Cigarette tax at 86 cents per pack. Vapor will be included. -- 1.375 percent increase in MFP …

BREAKING: Senate To Vote On Secret Ballot Process

  The Louisiana Senate is expected to vote on a resolution some time on Wednesday that would allow members to use secret balloting for the election of its next …

ATR Responds to Robideaux

NOTE: Rep. Joel Robideaux's original letter to ATR's Grover Norquist can be viewed by clicking here.  Dear Representative Robideaux, Thank you for the letter you sent Sunday …

Pro-Union Forces Send Poll to Lawmakers

Special interests opposed to the paycheck protection bill sponsored by Rep. Stuart Bishop are sending out the following floor note this afternoon to lawmakers. floor note May …

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Johnson Releases Video on Religious Freedom Bill

Rep. Mike Johnson has released a four-minute video, shot in the Capitol's rotunda, on his religious freedom bill. The video was produced by the same team, led by consultant …

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EBR Registrar of Voters to Retire

According to a letter obtained by LaPolitics, East Baton Rouge Registrar of Voters Elaine Lamb plans to retire from her position this summer. In the letter sent to the Metro …

Vitter Will Report $4 Million Raised in 2014

Treasurer Kennedy Endorses Vitter for Governor

LaPolitics has learned that Treasurer John Kennedy will endorse U.S. Sen. David Vitter for governor at an 11 a.m. press conference today. The two Republicans have had a …

The latest updates on the budget negotiations

INVENTORY TAX FALLOUT: Ways & Means Tossing Most of Tuesday Agenda

After a Senate committee failed to advance an inventory tax repeal bill Monday afternoon, sources say the House Ways and Means Committee immediately started making plans to …

ALFORD: Vitter Via Video is Risky Campaign Option

Vitter Has $4.2M in Bank, Super PAC Has $3.5M

In an early sign that this will indeed be Louisiana's most expensive race for governor in recent history, possibly ever, U.S. Sen. David Vitter and the super PAC supporting …

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ALFORD: Beauty Pageant Offers Gateway To Upcoming Elections

With each passing year our elections more closely resemble beauty pageants than democratic exercises, as party labels replace sashes and fundraising becomes the talent portion …

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