Con-Con Commission On The Move

The Committee on House and Governmental Affairs advanced legislation Wednesday morning that could be a crucial first step in the calling of a constitutional convention. HCR56 by Rep. Franklin Foil would create a commission tasked with studying Louisiana’s current constitution and offering recommendations for the state’s governing document.  According to the resolution’s author, he has […]

Past is Prologue: Big John Makes a Big Promise

Late Gov. John McKeithen is remembered by many for his outsized personality and large stature, which earned him the enduring nickname of “Big John.” During his two terms in office, McKeithen was also regarded as the wizard of the Capital Outlay process, frequently delivering on big projects such as the Superdome.  But as much as […]

Landrieu’s Goal: The Governor’s Mansion

Yes…you read that right. A member of the Landrieu family, one of the Bayou State’s foremost political dynasties, will be on the ballot this fall in the governor’s race.  But no, when we say Landrieu, we’re not talking about Mitch, the former mayor of New Orleans or Mary, the former U.S. senator, or even Moon, […]

Q&A: Rick Ward & the Senate Presidency

LaPolitics: You have publicly acknowledged that you will be a candidate for Senate president in the next term. Have you started traveling around the state to meet with members and candidates yet?  Sen. Rick Ward: Pre-session, I met with a few and I’ve been meeting with some folks a little bit while we are in […]

Attorney Advertising Review Gaining Support

The House Judiciary Committee easily advanced legislation Thursday morning that would bring new scrutiny and oversight to the promotional practices employed by law firms. SCR37 by Senate President Pro-Tem Gerald Long would have both the state Supreme Court and Louisiana Bar Association study the existing advertising rules for attorneys and consider drafting new guidelines.  According […]

Inside The Rails

—SD31/LONG/OPEN: Three Republicans are running for this open seat in the state’s northwestern corner. Retired Natchitoches Parish Clerk Louie Bernard has been running since last year. Two first-time candidates, Alexandria attorney Trey Flynn and Douglas Brown, a Marine veteran and local farmer, are in the race as well. Despite earlier chatter linking him to the seat, […]

Field Notes

 —The News-Star: “The U.S. Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed President Trump’s controversial nomination of Wendy Vitter to the federal bench in Louisiana on a 52-45 vote. Vitter, who is married to former U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., secured a lifetime appointment as U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans.”  —For Mother’s Day […]

They Said It!

“You’ve been saying that word your whole lives. Me, I heard it for the first time 20 minutes ago.” —President Donald Trump, on the correct way to pronounce Calcasieu, in The News-Star “Louisiana, a state I love very much and based on the votes I should love it.” —Trump, on his support in the Bayou […]

Issue 1204

By JEREMY ALFORD & MITCH RABALAIS | May 9, 2019 | Issue 1204 | News@LaPolitics.com | @LaPoliticsNow | LaPolitics.com Keeping the Faith How the GOP #LaGov candidates are getting their church on While the Lord may rest on the week’s seventh day, gubernatorial candidates do not. Instead the men vying for the Bayou State’s top job […]

Keeping the Faith

How the GOP #LaGov candidates are getting their church on While the Lord may rest on the week’s seventh day, gubernatorial candidates do not. Instead the men vying for the Bayou State’s top job are visiting congregations and introducing themselves to the voters in the pews.  As most politicos remember, former Gov. Bobby Jindal seemly perfected […]