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We all watched in shock as Louisiana suffered record-breaking flooding from rapidly rising rivers. Nearly 5,000 homes were damaged, the National Guard was called in to rescue … [Read More...]

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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 …

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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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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' …

The Fight To Boost The Penny

(The following story was originally sent to LaPolitics Weekly subscribers at 7:46 a.m. Since then, Rep. Stokes did not appear at the fiscal note review committee and it was …

Edwards Connects with Landrieu

Pro-JBE Group Targeting Lawmakers

With 14 days remaining in the special session, a new 501(c)4 called Rebuild Louisiana is gearing up to help Gov. John Bel Edwards push his agenda through the House and …

Norquist Sends Letter To Lawmakers

February 23, 2016 To: Members of the Louisiana Legislature From: Americans for Tax Reform Re: Governor John Bel Edwards’ Tax Proposals Dear Members of the …

Dem Chair: Stop Vote Switching

Bittersweet Deal Coming Together In House

  A growing divide between freshmen and more senior representatives. Republicans and Democrats ticking votes. Demands and counter demands. Dueling …

Edwards Needs D.C. In Year One

Governor, Lawmakers Negotiating Sales Tax Plan

  Gov. John Bel Edwards met with Republican leaders from the House Friday afternoon in an attempt to craft a compromise on his proposal to add one penny to the state’s …

ALFORD: A Wild Night For The Louisiana Legislature

DEVELOPING: LCA Appeals Sales Tax Ruling

The Louisiana Chemical Association has filed an appeal to state District Judge Michael Caldwell’s ruling that the Legislature did indeed have the required votes last year to …

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ALFORD: Candidates Becoming Their Own Biggest Donors

More than half of the declared candidates in Louisiana’s most competitive federal races — for the U.S. Senate and in the 3rd and 4th congressional districts — are padding …

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