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Maness Reaping Support From Outside Louisiana

Maness Reaping Support From Outside Louisiana

Operatives are wondering if U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness, a Republican from Mandeville, is being bankrolled largely by out-of-state entities.  In 2013 and the first and …

Ground Game, Turnout Could Decide Senate Race

Ground Game, Turnout Could Decide Senate Race

While hopes are high for turnout this fall, a new report from the Center for the Study of the American Electorate suggests that Louisiana's midterm face-offs may amount to …

Boustany Eyes Future While Fielding Criticism

Boustany Eyes Future While Fielding Criticism    

As Congressman Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, eyes his next post of influence for the coming term, and with no serious re-election challenge as of yet, he's also continuing to …

Campbell Poll Puts Him Way Ahead

Campbell Poll Puts Him Way Ahead

In his quickly approaching re-election bid, Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell of Elm Grove has a 59 percent favorable rating and a 15 percent unfavorable rating, …

LABI Targeting Courts Again for 2015

LABI Targeting Courts Again for 2015

One of the biggest losses for the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry this session was the defeat of a bill that would have lowered the state's threshold for a jury …

Vitter Super PAC Now Taking Above Cap Donations

Vitter Super PAC Now Taking Above Cap Donations   

Even though the state Ethics Board could still technically appeal the federal ruling that allows the Fund for Louisiana's Future to accept unlimited donations above the …

Some Union Memberships Dip in Volatile Climate

Some Union Memberships Dip in Volatile Climate 

Declines in membership are posing serious challenges for some teachers unions, but even those experiencing growth spurts are uncertain what the future political environment …

Below Surface, Attorney General’s Race Bubbles

Below Surface, Attorney General’s Race Bubbles 

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell addressed the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association during its conference last month, referring to himself as "family." In regard to his job, he said …

Real Race Opening Up in 5th District

A great deal has changed since the 2013 special election in the 5th District, like the team that's no longer surrounding Congressman Vance McAllister, R-Swartz. His …

Will Edwards Get Democratic Nod?

Will Edwards Get Democratic Nod?

With former Gov. Edwin Edwards more than likely serving as the Democrats' best hope of seizing the 6th Congressional District, attention is turning to whether the state party …

Dems, GOP Target 2015 Session for Shared Agenda

Dems, GOP Target 2015 Session for Shared Agenda

While the Democratic and Republican parties in Louisiana have decided to team up to pursue unlimited fundraising possibilities on the federal level, there may also be a shared …

Several District Attorney Races Expected   

"I feel like I'm under siege," an attorney said recently over drinks at Galatoire's Bistro in Baton Rouge. "We all do. Every time I turn around somebody wants a check. …

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ALFORD: Public Service Commission Finally Becomes Interesting 

If the regulation of utilities and motor carriers is your thing, then you’ll feel right at home with the Public Service Commission. Otherwise, you’ve probably only ever heard …

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