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Issue 1207

By JEREMY ALFORD & MITCH RABALAIS | May 30, 2019 | Issue 1207 | | @LaPoliticsNow | Aboard Air Force One  Scalise on DJT and D.C. When President Donald Trump visited the Bayou State two weeks ago, many politicos closely watched the commander-in-chief’s movements, waiting to see if he made any indication of […]

Former Lawmaker Running for Lafayette Mayor-President

Former Rep. Simone Champagne tells LaPolitics that she will be running for Lafayette mayor-president this fall. Since departing the lower chamber in 2014, the Republican from Youngsville has stayed involved in government, working as her home city’s chief administrative officer. Champagne said that she will be campaigning on the idea of bringing fiscally conservative policies […]


JUNE 14, 2016 – ISSUE 59 SPONSORED BY  THE PICARD GROUP By Jeremy Alford ( Printer-friendly PDF: Happy Tuesday, Trackers… I went from catching fish on Belle River this past weekend (PHOTO EVIDENCE: to watching the Louisiana Legislature catch hell on Monday. Not one to beat around the bush, Rev and Fisc Chair J.P. Morrell announced publicly […]

Tuesday Tracker – Issue 36 – Dec. 15, 2015

Get the Tuesday Tracker in your inbox every week.  Sign up for free. Previous issues are archived here. TUESDAY TRACKER – DEC. 15, 2015 – ISSUE 36 SPONSORED BY THE PICARD GROUP By Jeremy Alford ( Happy Tuesday, Trackers. Politically speaking we’re heading toward the dark side of the moon (BACKGROUND MUSIC:, that part of the […]

Tuesday Tracker – Issue 12 – June 2, 2015

TUESDAY TRACKER – JUNE 2, 2015 – ISSUE 12  SPONSORED BY THE PICARD GROUP By Jeremy Alford ( Good Tuesday morning, Trackers. I was busted flat in Baton Rouge last week, stranded roadside with Revenue Secretary Tim Barfield after an interview as rain rolled through the city. House and Senate members have to feel the […]

Issue 1009

Big Moves For Governor Angelle announces money, Vitter staffer to super PAC Right now the story is money and the numbers lead to Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle and U.S. Sen. David Vitter, but for very different reasons. Angelle will soon report to the state Ethics Administration slightly more than $1.5 million raised in the […]

Committee Assignments Only Half Done

The recent bout of musical chairs in the House committees is slowing down, but not yet completed. The new chairman of the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee has been named and slots have been filled on Appropriations, but the vacancies on the Education Committee have grown to three. The leadership is not in a rush […]

Issue 1,007

Kennedy Considering AG Treasurer may run for top attorney As speculation about a possible campaign for governor grew over the past few months, Treasurer John Kennedy was actually, very quietly, paving a path to run for attorney general, sources tell LaPolitics. One donor said the treasurer “sounded serious from the first phone call” and throughout […]

Maneuvering Underway for Choice Committee Seats 

With state Rep. Simone Champagne, R-Erath, stepping down at the end of the year, lawmakers are already jockeying to take her place on the Appropriations Committee and the House Education Committee. Her seat on Appropriations was originally an elected one among House members, representing the 3rd Congressional District. But that was before redistricting, prior to […]

Issue 1,006

The End Is Near Making final push, Landrieu’s fate approaches Republicans are worried their supporters may be too confident heading into Saturday’s runoff election as Congressman Bill Cassidy dances around a payroll controversy that has all the signs of sticking. Early voting figures and a new poll released to LaPolitics, however, are less than promising for senior Sen. […]