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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 …

Latest Poll Predicts Democrat-Republican Runoff for Governor

Louisiana’s open primary system allows for all candidates, regardless of party, to run on a single ballot, which in races for governor has traditionally created a runoff with …

Keeping A Close Watch On Oil

Keeping A Close Watch On Oil

A decline in the price of oil, in concert with other factors like sluggish individual income tax collections and the use of one-time money, has already prompted midyear budget …

Vitter Emptying Campaign Account Into Super PAC

Vitter Emptying Campaign Account Into Super PAC

In October and November, U.S. Sen. David Vitter was the single largest donor to the independent super PAC that is supporting his run for governor in 2015. It's an …

Working the Political Angles On Scalise’s Controversy

Working the Political Angles On Scalise’s Controversy

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Republican from Jefferson Parish, didn’t exactly become a household name when he was elected to the lower chamber’s leadership in June. …

They Said It: The Rest of the Best From 2014

They Said It: The Rest of the Best From 2014

I recently dedicated an entire column to some of the best “They Said It” quotes collected for subscribers in 2014 in LaPolitics Weekly. While we regularly quote the shocking …

The Hottest Louisiana Political Stories of 2014

The Hottest Louisiana Political Stories of 2014 

I'm quite certain there are several honorable mentions. Maybe a few political stories out of Louisiana that should have made this list. If you think so, drop us a line at …

The Most Read LaPolitics’ Stories of 2014

The Most Read LaPolitics’ Stories of 2014

It’s only appropriate that the top story of the year was about the loss of LaPolitics’ founder and author John Maginnis. He was a towering figure and the story of his untimely …

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ALFORD: The Making of a Budget War

If you squint just so, and look out with the right kind of eyes, you can almost see the Legislature unfurling the skull and crossbones of the Jolly Roger. Lawmakers with …

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