TODAY’S HEADLINES FROM LaPOLITICS

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A PLACE TO CALL HOME

Because of last year’s Village of Hope Gala in Lafayette, 53 families in Haiti have a place to call home. Though modest by American standards, these simple structures make a … [More]

OPINION

The Intersection Of Governing And Politics

An ill omen was seen on the House floor last week when Gov. John Bel Edwards, during his session-opening speech, had to gently encourage lawmakers to applaud when he … [More]

ANALYSIS

Chatter About Constitutional Convention Grows

The Louisiana Constitution that was approved by voters in 1974 has been amended 186 times since its inception. And it’s still nowhere close to being a perfect … [More]

Populist Label Applied To Governor

Gov. John Bel Edwards doesn’t have the ability to grease the skids at the Capitol like his predecessors. He won’t be able to throw around cash during the spring session … [More]

Race For Treasurer Wide Open 

A few polls are starting to surface in the race for state treasurer and they offer up a shared theme — this election is wide open and no one has it cornered. That’s not … [More]

Democrats Still Trying To Find Footing

There are a few sliver linings for Democrats in Louisiana, a state that leans so far Republican that it sometimes tips over. The governor, for instance, is a Democrat. … [More]