Takeaway: Not mentioned in the article is the investigation request filed by state Sen. Robert Adley against Judge Clark earlier this week. Adley wants the Louisiana Supreme Court to look into a fundraiser co-hosted for the judge by a lawyer representing Attorney General Buddy Caldwell in a case involving the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.
Takeaway: While it reads tough on the page, the DC newspaper states the slam was delivered “to tepid applause.”
The Times-Picayune: Louisiana, MoveOn group tangle over political billboard
Takeaway: Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne might be protecting the state’s “Pick Your Passion” tourism slogan by possibly taking the left-leaning MoveOn to court, but he’ll also be taking on a fight that conservatives will love. It also gives him a hand to play in the coming legislative debate over expanding Medicaid.
The Shreveport Times: Councilman Sam Jenkins says he will not seek mayor’s office
Takeaway: That clears the way for a tough fight between state Reps. Roy Burrell and Patrick Williams. Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover was said to be encouraging Councilman Jenkins to run, so his support may be up for grabs.
Jim Brown: Gov. Jimmie Davis brought us sunshine
Takeaway: The former insurance commissioner reflects on Jimmie Davis’ time in the sunshine, as well as a few occasions where their political careers intersected.
The Associated Press: Tort reform, workforce development top Jindal’s agenda
Takeaway: This could be the lightest legislative agenda the governor has ever had.
The Reveille: Former U.S. representative pushes bipartisan Congress
Takeaway: Rodney Alexander, on the partisan divide in Congress: “Someone asked me why nobody likes us. I responded, ‘We don’t even like us.’”