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LABI’s First Round of Endorsements

The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry has released its first round of incumbent endorsements for this fall's legislative races. To see the names of lawmakers in …

SPECIAL REPORT: Part 3 – The Money Game

Part 3 in a series of 3. Read parts one and two.  Candidates cannot directly solicit money for the super PACs supporting them, but several donors have told LaPolitics that …

SPECIAL REPORT: Part 2 – What Amounts to Coordination?

Part 2 in a series of 3. Part one. Part three. While illegal coordination between a campaign and super PAC may be difficult to prove, the first such federal criminal case …

SPECIAL REPORT: Part 3 – Super PACs and the Money Game

SPECIAL REPORT: Part 1 – Louisiana Campaign Money Rules Being Tested

Part 1 in a series of 3. Part two. Part three. For the first time in the long history of Louisiana politics super PACS are poised to play a defining role in statewide …

Anti-union policy push will be revived

As Louisiana proponents of legislation to ban automatic deductions of union dues from public payrolls look ahead to 2016, they’re trying to glean lessons from similar debates …

House Leader Pushing New Policy Effort

State Rep. Lance Harris of Alexandria, the chairman of the Republican Legislative Delegation, has launched a grassroots policy effort called “Take Back Louisiana” to engage …

Freshman Congressman Steering Clear of Endorsements

While other members of Congress from inside Louisiana and out dish up endorsements for governor and attorney general here, as well as other races, freshman U.S. Rep. Garret …

Concerns Grow For Some Pro-Tax Republicans 

Some Republican lawmakers who voted in favor of tax increases this session are already worried about business interests and conservative activists recruiting opponents in …

When Vitter Surfaced This Session

When Vitter Surfaced This Session

In the past, U.S. Sen. David Vitter could be counted on to become an outside player in any given session, inserting his opinions through press releases and personal …

Coroner Being Recruited For B.R. Mayor

Republican donors are urging East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. Beau Clark to run for mayor, but they're unlikely to sway the up-and-coming politician. "Since I became …

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ALFORD: Fallout Certain From Grading Of Lawmakers

How do you flunk 94 lawmakers, most of which are facing re-election in the fall, and then turn around next year and ask them for their help? That’s the question many political …

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