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Senators Urge Speed On Medicaid Contract

Senators Urge Speed On Medicaid Contract

Senate Health and Welfare Chairman Fred Mills said he and his committee are pushing state officials to make a decision soon on how to move forward with Louisiana’s massive …


SENATE 2016: Super PAC Overview

A few of the home-brewed super PACs created in Louisiana to support candidates in the fall U.S. Senate race experienced a very bumpy second quarter of fundraising this …

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 …


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 …


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 …

Another Ballot Test For Edwards

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. …

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ALFORD: Lonely Hearts In The Senate Race

  With so many heavyweight candidates running for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana, both of the state’s mainline parties are steering clear of the carnage. The …