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Angelle Unleashes Six-Figure TV Buy

In the developing race for governor, Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle has officially become the first candidate to go up on television this year. Three spots began …

Rodney Alexander Lands at Picard Group

Rodney Alexander Lands at Picard Group

After a bit of back and forth in recent years, which included a top tier state job and short-lived government relations gigs, former Congressman Rodney Alexander is back in …

Jindal: No on Taxes, Maybe on Fees

Jindal: No on Taxes, Maybe on Fees

While proposals to increase taxes may be dead on arrival when reaching Gov. Bobby Jindal's desk, the administration seems willing to at least review fee changes this session, …

Pro-Dardenne Super PAC Emerges 

The Fund for Louisiana's Future, a super PAC created to back the gubernatorial campaign of U.S. Sen. David Vitter, is no longer the lone wolf in the Bayou State. Another …

Back to Closed Primaries?

Back to Closed Primaries?

Converting Louisiana back to a closed primary election system has been an issue that has been on and off the political radar over the past year. But a group of high-ranking …

BESE Election PAC May Return

BESE Election PAC May Return

With eight seats on the fall ballot for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, and a pro-reform majority to protect, it looks like the group that helped elect the …

Vance McAllister for U.S. Senate?

Vance McAllister for U.S. Senate?

Former Congressman Vance McAllister of Swartz is out of elected office but not out of politics. He told LaPolitics recently that he would consider running for the U.S. Senate …

By 2020, Half of Louisiana Legislature May Be Gone

Term limits were approved by Louisiana voters in 1995 by a vote of 76 percent, but they didn't go into effect until roughly eight years ago. With just three terms allowed, …

Special Session Chatter on Common Core, Budget

Special Session Chatter on Common Core, Budget  

It's probably not going to happen, according to House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, but lawmakers are talking about the need for two different special sessions ahead …

Major State Tax Study Taking Shape

Major State Tax Study Taking Shape

As the public conversation about tax incentives grows louder and lawmakers move ever closer to the term-ending fiscal session of 2015, pressure is building for a comprehensive …

Vitter Will Report $4 Million Raised in 2014

Vitter Will Report $4 Million Raised in 2014

U.S. Sen. David Vitter will soon report to the state Ethics Commission that his gubernatorial campaign raised more than $4 million in 2014. His campaign tells LaPolitics that …

Kleckley Considering Run for Treasurer or Mayor

Kleckley Considering Run for Treasurer or Mayor

Staring down his final year in one of Louisiana's most influential political positions, House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, is pondering his next move. While he's …

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MULHEARN: The Fellow Behind the Tree Strikes Back

“Don’t tax you. Don’t tax me. Tax the fellow behind the tree” is as relevant as ever, but today’s version might read, “Exemptions for you. Exemptions for me. Go after the …

ALFORD: Pity is the Prize for New Legislators

A round of congratulations is due to the newest members of the Louisiana Legislature who were elected over the weekend, and to the one who went into his seat unopposed last …

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