THE LaPOLITICS REPORT: Picard, Politics & Ponies

In our latest podcast episode of The LaPolitics Report, Tyron Picard of The Picard Group drops in for a conversation about a bygone era in Louisiana politics, the current landscapes for government relations, what it really takes to be a racehorse owner and what big country music act came out Maurice. Picard talks about how […]

LOWDOWN: John Stefanski on Community

Crowley native and freshman Rep. John Stefanski is here to talk about community, both at home and online. John talks about the influence that Facebook had on his campaign, and the influence Twitter still has on how he legislates at the Capitol. He also talks about the effect social media has had on government transparency, […]


— Tuesday 05/01: Gregory Todd Hilburn, Caitlin Berni and Rhett Davis — Wednesday 05/02: Elizabeth McKnight — Thursday 05/03: Former U.S. Sen. David Vitter, Rep. Jim Morris, Rep. Neil Abramson, and Rep. Andy Anders — Friday 05/04: Patrick Mulhearn and Kandace Graves — Saturday 05/05: Late U.S. Sen. Edward James Gay (1878), Lamar White and […]


Get the Tuesday Tracker in your inbox every week.  Sign up for free. Previous issues are archived here.  THE HOUSE VERSUS THE SENATE (A Battle Never Won By The House) “Every year we send a lean thoroughbred race horse to the Senate in the form of a budget, and they send back a dairy cow. Full […]

ISSUE 1,158

THE RUNDOWN Treasurer, commissioner & executive counsel discuss the no-budget scenario… Louisiana doesn’t have a government shutdown option… The most recent spending plan will not roll over… But Illinois offers a case study… House chairs skeptical about ending early… Last of lower chamber’s bills will be in the Senate in a week & a half… […]

They Said It – April 26

 “What’s left of your bill is reported favorably.” —Senate Finance Chairman Eric LaFleur, to Sen. Sharon Hewitt, on her bill to eliminate funding dedications   “This has been the most lively one I can ever remember.” —Secretary of State Undersecretary Joe Salter, a former House speaker, on this morning’s Bond Commission meeting, which revolved around […]

LOWDOWN: Helena Moreno on Effective Advocacy

Meet Helena Nancy Moreno. She’s the former state representative from House District 93, in the French Quarter. Helena was still in the Legislature when this episode was recorded, but she’s back home now, transitioning into a new role on the New Orleans City Council. In the video, she gives her top tips for successfully passing a […]

#LA: Data Security and Craft Brewing with Cary Koch

Episode 4 of the Hashtag Louisiana podcast has it all – geniuses, politicians, lobbyists and all us regular folks trying to keep our private life private. We start with a hot topic: social media getting ahold of your personal information. Host Ira Wray gives some timely tips on finding and limiting the personal information you […]

WEEKLY: They Said It

“If we as legislators ever had a place to print money, it’s in capital outlay.” —Ways and Means Vice Chair Jim Morris, in The Advocate   “If you’re not in the trough with them, you’ll never see a dime.” —Rep. Sam Jones, on the capital outlay process, in The Advocate “Pluck some feathers when it […]


Get the Tuesday Tracker in your inbox every week.  Sign up for free. Previous issues are archived here. April 10, 2018 — Issue No. 139 By Jeremy Alford (, Sarah Gamard ( & Mitch Rabalais ( STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW …AND SOME OTHER STUFF YOU DON’T — Top Capitol Story: The Revenue Estimating Conference is […]