TODAY’S HEADLINES FROM LaPOLITICS

Sponsored Message

Delete

SPONSORED: The Beast That Never Sleeps

One of many salvos in the 2016 Presidential Twitter war. The advent of social media has added a whole new dimension to politics and to any business that maintains a high … [Read More...]

Featured Stories

Fed Races Crammed With Candidates

Federal Races Crammed With Candidates

On the Nov. 8 ballot in Louisiana there will be 63 different candidates running in seven federal races for the U.S House and Senate, meaning voters will have plenty of names …

superpacsmll

Super PAC Bows Out Of Senate Race

A super PAC, or political action committee, that was formed to support the U.S. Senate candidacy of Treasurer John Kennedy has been disbanded and its money has been …

Media Campaigns Target Lawmakers

Media Campaigns Target Lawmakers

The governor isn’t the only one trying to influence the votes of lawmakers in the ongoing second special session that ends on June 23. The Louisiana Manufacturers Political …

12507136_1507118309583421_5716483447573911721_n

JBE To Lawmakers: Come On Over

Lawmakers might still be a little sore at Gov. John Bel Edwards for calling a second special session just 30 minutes after the ongoing regular session ends Monday evening. The …

Days In Session An All-Time High

LINGERING LAWMAKERS: Days In Session An All-Time Record

Sen. John Milkovich, D-Shreveport, shows the strain of listening to endless testimony and debate during the ongoing regular session, which, in concert with this year's two …

Barras Plan: Money For Hospitals, TOPS

Barras Plan Sends $45M To Hospitals

Contacted for an interview Saturday evening, House Speaker Taylor Barras said he plans on kicking off Sunday’s budget negotiations with a proposal to direct $45 million to the …

Possible (Maybe) Deal Coming Together 

This was originally sent to paying subscribers of LaPolitics Weekly on Friday, March 4, at 7:20 p.m. Wish you would have seen it then? Subscribe now! Yet again, it’s all …

JBE To Lawmakers: Come On Over

Governor Says Vote Coming, Questions House Leadership

JBE askes for alcohol vote Friday afternoon... Blames House for lack of progress... LABI offers up sales tax suggestion...  In a press conference with reporters Friday Gov. …

3d8ad876-b108-4a97-8b67-8de66da4620f

Amendment Directs Money To Group With Ties To Lawmaker’s Family

The House on Friday approved an amendment by Rep. Marcus Hunter that would send proceeds from an automobile rental tax to a Monroe nonprofit with connections to Hunter's …

DEVELOPING: Deal coming together on penny

2:37 p.m.  The House of Representatives voted 76-27 Thursday to approve a one-cent increase to the state's 4-cent sales tax. It is the linchpin in Gov. John Bel Edwards' …

More Featured Stories

OPINIONS AND VIEWS

Alford-headshot-medium

ALFORD: Shootings Now Move To Political, Policy Arenas 

The police-involved shootings this month in Baton Rouge have touched upon every thread in the fabric of our Louisiana lives. And that includes politics, where the aftershock …

CARTOONS

58a26056-7754-448c-a52d-dbe6a3845659