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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. …

Louisiana Democrats Running in President’s Shadow

Louisiana Democrats Running in President’s Shadow

If President Barack Obama's poll numbers, and those for his health care law, haven't yet bottomed out in the Bayou State, then Democrats, accruing to pollsters and …

Parents Join Lawsuit Against BESE

Parents Join Lawsuit Against BESE

More than 190 names, primarily those of parents of students in public schools, have been added to the anti-Common Core lawsuit filed against the Board of Elementary and …

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LSU, LaPolitics to Oversee John Maginnis Scholarship Fund

The widow of legendary Louisiana political writer John Maginnis has endowed a scholarship in his name at the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU, which Maginnis …

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ALFORD: Senate Race Presents Risk for Jindal

Even though Gov. Bobby Jindal’s name won’t appear on the November and December ballots, he may very well be judged anyway come the end of this current election cycle. Despite …

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