Field Notes!

— There’s still a vacancy on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee as this tax-writing special session gets underway. Well, there were two openings, but one has been filled by Rep. John Stefanski. They other seat may remain empty until the start of the next legislative year. — Senate Natural Resources Chair Norby Chabert […]


As lawmakers & the administration go through the motions, the stage is being set for a 27-day period of political reckoning The course can still be corrected over the next couple of days, and the Capitol is certainly capable of producing last-minute Christmas morning miracles, but this latest policymaking experiment is already starting to look […]

JBE, Mitch & The Donald

Not quite the three amigos, their political fates could be linked (in small but notable ways) Gov. John Bel Edwards is talking up his access to President Donald Trump. At the same time, former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is emerging as an anti-Trump voice on the national scene, while mounting what many view as […]