LOWDOWN: Cooking With The Chairman

In the latest episode of The LaPolitics Lowdown we travel to southwest Louisiana to learn how to cook the perfect hunting camp appetizer with House …

SPONSORED: That Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure Package

Building bridges may be Washington D.C.’s greatest undertaking of 2018 – both literally and figuratively. “Infrastructure – the nation desperately …

#HBD Trackers!

— Tuesday 01/09: Late President Richard Milhous Nixon (1913), LaPolitics publisher Jeremy Alford, Kevin Roig, Kelli Spillers Bovard and Delia …

The Beltway Beat

— Who’s the richest elected official from Louisiana serving on Capitol Hill today? According to a review of federal disclosure information, …

Political Chatter

— Via Rep. Julie Stokes: “Last night, I received a phone call from my doctor confirming lab results. As a result of my surgery on January 3rd, I can …

Regents Has a New Chair, New Member

After this week’s meeting, the Louisiana Board of Regents, which oversees public higher education, has a whole new look. Former district …

Schroder Still Focused on “Checkbook”

When Treasurer John Schroder was running for the statewide-elected office he was sworn into last month, he promised voters a website where government …

Landrieu’s Very Shaky Start

It was exactly two decades ago this month (January 2017) when Louisiana found itself sending a new U.S. senator to Washington for only the second time …

Another Year, Another Shot

The coming year will provide voters with new opportunities to get involved in government, not only in their polling locations but also at the Capitol …

The LaPolitics Christmas Card

SPONSORED: Christmas On The Hill

Christmas spirit and good cheer may abound this time of year. There are beautiful trees of gargantuan proportions tinseled and trimmed, and the White …

LOWDOWN: The Officially Official Side Of The Legislature

Think the Legislature has a tough time voting on taxes? Try the official state jelly. (That decision was so tough lawmakers picked two.) There's …

Broadwater Resigns From House

Rep. Chris Broadwater, a Republican from Hammond, has resigned from the House to spend more time with his family and to focus on his law …

SPONSORED: First Lady, In Holiday Mode

First Lady Donna Edwards brings more than her beloved holiday décor to Baton Rouge. She also brings a familial tradition and a taste of her hometown, …

Governor Surprises House GOP Retreat

Members of the House Republican Delegation gathered in New Orleans today for a policy retreat, but they haven't been meeting alone. Gov. John Bel …

The Beltway Beat

— Congressman Garret Graves on President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Army Corps of Engineers: “I’ll be very candid. This nomination was a …

Political Chatter

— [Hello. You have exactly three months until the start of the 2018 regular session. This message will self destruct in 20 seconds...]  — A new …

LOWDOWN: The Bird & Carter Caucuses

They say birds of a feather flock together. But what about featherless legislators with bird-like names? Also, how many Carters does it take to …

SPONSORED: A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

Despite the horrors of the day, the attack on Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1941) shaped both the generation who survived it and their descendants for years …

#HBD TRACKERS!

— Tuesday 12/05: Former Congressman Rodney Alexander, Baton Rouge Councilman Buddy Amoroso and Charles Landry — Wednesday 12/06: Sen. Dale Erdey, …

Remarks from Mary Landrieu

Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu was presented with the Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award this past weekend by the Louisiana Center for Women in …

The Beltway Beat

— Congressman Ralph Abraham went duck hunting with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue this past weekend, in a couple of different blinds in Morehouse and …

Political Chatter

— Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards hosted their Christmas festivities at the Governor’s Mansion today. — The First Lady’s also …

LOWDOWN: Crowley Vs. Winnfield (Where’s The Real Political Muscle?)

Which Louisiana city has the best political crop? Is it Crowley or Winnfield? Or is it somewhere else? State Rep. John Stefanski of Crowley stepped …

Sponsored: The Spirit Of Metanoia

Metanoia is an ancient Greek word meaning “the journey of changing one's mind, heart, self and way of life.” But in an undisclosed haven in the …