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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 …

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

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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EARLY LOOK: Jindal’s Final Speech to the Legislature

According to an advance copy of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s session-opening speech, to be delivered Monday at 1 p.m., he will promise to “protect religious liberty and not apologize …

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ADVANCE: Dardenne Announcement Speech (4/6/15)

LaPolitics has obtained an advance copy of the speech Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is expected to use during his official announcement tour this week. Here are a few takeaways: — …

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Vitter, Jindal Staff Trade Shots Over Inventory Tax Credit

Just hours before the gubernatorial candidates were to speak at a small business forum, U.S. Sen. David Vitter issued a press release Tuesday morning opposing Gov. Bobby …

The Alario Story Reaches a New Chapter

The Alario Story Reaches a New Chapter 

The story about Senate President John Alario's ability to strike 11th-hour deals, forge unlikely alliances and turn a finger jab into a thumbs up has been written and …

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ALFORD: Capitol Alert: Surprise Amendments Coming

Now is not the time to relax. Yes, we are quickly approaching June 11, or sine die, the Latin phrase meaning “without day” that lawmakers use to indicate the end of a session. …

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