St. George Transition Bill On The Move

The House Committee on Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs advanced legislation Wednesday morning which would make arrangements for the possible incorporation of the city of St. George. SB229 by Sen. Dan Claitor would create a special taxation district and levy a two percent sales tax to help fund the activities of the new municipality.  Claitor’s […]

Q&A: AFP’s John Kay On the Fall Elections

LaPolitics: So last year we saw the things such as the Taker’s Dozen. What other things will we be seeing from AFP as we get out of session and get into the fall elections?  Americans For Prosperity State Director John Kay: We’re currently looking at the landscape but we’ve haven’t made any decisions on that […]

Inside The Rails

—HD93/DUPLESSIS/INCUMBENT: Crescent City insiders raised a few eyebrows in Capitoland this week with chatter that former Judge Desiree Charbonnet is seriously eying the seat. Charbonnet still enjoys wide name recognition and a donor base from her run for mayor two years ago. She has also dropped several hints publicly about seeking another office since her loss […]

Field Notes

—The News-Star: “Louisiana will keep the death penalty in place for at least another year after the last effort of this spring’s Legislative Session died in the House Thursday.”  —@TegBridges: “Fmr La. Gov. Kathleen Blanco just called. She said an Internet is reporting that she has died. “Reports of my early demise are greatly exaggerated,” […]

They Said It!

“I’m so happy to be here. And I’m so happy to have appointed all of you to the committee.” —Senate President John Alario, addressing the Judiciary B committee before testifying, in The Advocate “There is more to being a mayor than riding in a Christmas parade and having an Easter Egg Hunt.” —Rep. Terry Brown, […]

The Tuesday Tracker, Sponsored by Harris, DeVille & Associates

   By Jeremy Alford & Mitch Rabalais    |   May 21, 2019    |    Issue 188   |    |    @LaPoliticsNow    |      Your Roll Call BESE member declines to seek re-election… John Kay talks gas tax and industrial hemp, CDB… A look back at Dave […]

Issue 1205

By JEREMY ALFORD & MITCH RABALAIS | May 16, 2019 | Issue 1205 | | @LaPoliticsNow | You’ve Been Trumped POTUS visit hit several political notes President Donald Trump’s promise of new I-10 bridge sort of stole the show when he visited Lake Charles this week. But several other stories, smaller in scope […]

You’ve Been Trumped

President Donald Trump’s promise of new I-10 bridge sort of stole the show when he visited Lake Charles this week. But several other stories, smaller in scope but just as politically interesting, have bubbled up in the wake of Trump’s swing through Louisiana.  The Cinderella story goes to Kirk Williamson, a Republican who is running […]

A Secret Ballot for Speaker?

Rumors are a dime a dozen in Capitoland, but buzz is building about a possible last-minute push by some House members to institute a secret ballot process for future leadership elections. If such a resolution is filed and passed, the House would then be situated to join the Senate next year in secretly electing its […]

Campbell Chasing Donations

Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell isn’t on the ballot until 2020, but he’s certainly campaigning like a candidate on the button. He recently raised $200,000 in donations that you won’t see in a campaign finance report for a while. So far, Campbell has no declared challengers, but conservative community leaders back home are said to […]