POD: “So They Named Me Peppi”

He’s the one-time speaker pro tem, a master of the redistricting process, a former GOP House delegation chair and a current member of the Louisiana Board of Ethics.

New Orleans' own Peppi Bruneau fields any and all questions in this episode, reflects on his path through Bayou State politics and offers up some surprising thoughts on Bobby Jindal's so-called "Gold Standard."

Plus we eavesdrop on history by listening to President Lyndon B. Johnson and U.S. Sen. Allen Ellender make small talk on a forgotten phone call.

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HIGH ALTITUDE: About The FAA Reauthorization… (Sponsored)

Innovation in aviation regulation has come to a halt as Congress continues to grapple with whether to privatize air traffic controllers.

Happy Birthday, Trackers!

— Tuesday 09/19: Former State Police Col. Mike Edmonson, Wes Hataway, Michael Tisserand, Travers Mackel and Bruce Alpert — Wednesday

News About News, Via LPA

— Rachel Steffan is now editor at the Leesville Daily Leader, where Chris Schoonover and Micah Pickering have also joined as

Quiet Race About To Be Not-So-Quiet

Television buys, anonymous tips to reporters, shielded social media accounts and independent expenditures. Yes, the race for state treasurer

The Beltway Beat

— Ads Target Kennedy: As part of a six-figure national ad buy, Allied Progress is said to be running commercials in Louisiana highlighting

Political Chatter

— The House bulletin for the 2018 regular session has been completed. Read it now to prepare for legislative warfare. — Pollster Greg

LaHISTORY: Share Our Wealth, Post-Kingfish

We reflected on the death of Huey P. Long last week (the 82nd anniversary), so it’s only natural to move forward with that storyline and

The Treasurer’s Race

— Former state Rep. John Schroder has finally released his first commercial that “will begin airing on TV across Louisiana in the coming

Cassidy Healthcare Briefing

The hottest action in Louisiana politics is actually taking place in Washington, where U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy is helping drive the debate of

The Setting Goals & Paving Roads Episode

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SPONSORED: Chomp! Another LegisGator In The Books…

Last week more than 800 legislators, supporters, lobbyists, business leaders and others involved in the political realm gathered for

SPONSORED: What Drives Mike Michot

Mike Michot’s love for public service runs deep. His connection to politics and the political process can be traced back to roots even older

POD: Yard Signs?!? Yes, Yard Signs!

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SPONSORED: Go Sharks!

Before Southside High School in Youngsville opened its doors this August, nearly 50 years had passed since a new high school was built in

POD: “So They Named Me Peppi”

He’s the one-time speaker pro tem, a master of the redistricting process, a former GOP House delegation chair and a current member of the

Political Birthdays & Other Dates Of Note

— Tuesday 08/15: Joe Mapes, Karen Carver Shachat, Megan Regina and Randy Angelle — Wednesday 08/16: Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Rep. Dustin

ICYMI: Oil Spill Claims Process Nearing An End

After five years, nearly 400,000 claims and more than $9 billion in payment offers, BP’s massive settlement program may be coming to a close

ICYMI: Trump Has Another Judge to Name 

After a lengthy and public controversy involving her severe alcoholism, U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi finally took her disability

The “So Basically…” News Update 

1.) CORRUPTION ALERT! — What happened: “A. Wayne Lawson, a key witness in the attempted election bribery case against Ascension Parish

Political Chatter

— Former Gov. Buddy Roemer’s new book, “Scopena: A Memoir of Home,” will be released by UL Press on Sept. 19. LEARN MORE — District

LaHISTORY: Louisiana’s First Senators

For the first four months after it entered statehood, Louisiana didn’t have any representation in the U.S. Senate in Washington. But that

Barras, Edwards Meeting Wednesday

Gov. John Bel Edwards is calling it Louisiana’s “fiscal cliff,” and it’ll be the prime topic of conversation Wednesday when he meets with

Compromise Caucus A Grand Experiment

Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media and Opinion Research is fond of saying, “If you’re in the middle in Louisiana politics then you’re

Sponsored: The Life of A Congressman On “Break”

Congress breaks for recess each August. For many Members of Congress, the hiatus is anything but a break from their duties. Just ask

POD: The Constitutional Boogie

  In this episode of The LaPolitics Report podcast you’ll learn why the people and politics of the 1973 convention and 1974