ISSUE 1,175

THE RUNDOWN Scalise’s “Oh, Canada” moment… A political brand brushing against pop culture notoriety… Behind the Kavanaugh question… Louisiana’s senators weren’t influenced by Anita Hill… Ford’s impact on Kennedy & Cassidy will be known soon… About that SCOTUS ruling… Internet sales tax issue a little messy… Back home in BR, Dem chair wants a joint […]

Oh, Canada

Whip’s words worth weighing Six days ago an item about Whip Steve Scalise appeared on the celebrity gossip site TMZ.com, on the same page alongside status updates on Lebron James, Suge Knight and Kylie Jenner. That was around the same time Scalise hosted a dinner in Washington that was attended by senior White House officials […]

THE KAVANAUGH QUESTION

Johnson ‘wasn’t impressed by Anita Hill’ Will Ford influence Cassidy & Kennedy? The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear testimony Monday regarding assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who is President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. If the proceedings go as planned, look for junior Sen. John Kennedy to steal a moment or two. […]

About that internet sales tax thing…

LaPolitics Weekly: Why all the headlines and buzz about the internet sales tax? Jason DeCuir, a principal with tax services firm Ryan and former executive counsel for the Louisiana Department of Revenue: All the headlines are related to the U. S. Supreme Court overturning one of the most significant cases in the history of state […]

RJ & THE AG

Dem chair wants joint hearing Caucus doing prep work for 2019 House Democratic Caucus Chair Robert Johnson has requested a joint meeting of the health and welfare committees to look into the legal action undertaken by Attorney General Jeff Landry regarding the Affordable Care Act.  Landry recently joined a lawsuit brought by Texas AG Ken […]

(Cleo) Field(s) Notes!

@MelindaDeslatte: @LouisianaGov confirms state ended last budget year with a surplus around $300M, says it’s a sign of improving economy… Edwards: Louisiana’s expected $300M surplus driven by better-than-expected personal and corporate income tax collections… @LouisianaGov didn’t spell out a list of how he’d like to spend the surplus, but said “there’s no shortage of needs,” […]

They Said It (Kennedy-Kavanaugh Edition) 

“So far, it’s pretty much been an intergalactic freak show.”  —U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, on the Kavanaugh confirmation process, on Fox News Sunday  “The only thing missing was the genitalia-shaped headgear.”  —Kennedy, on the initial hearings for Kavanaugh, on Fox News Sunday  “Most Americans are looking at this and they’re thinking that Congress has hit […]

They Said It (Regular Edition)

“I managed my money from a lemonade stand when I was 5 better than you handled taxpayer money.”  —Edwards Deputy Chief of Staff Richard Carbo, responding to former Jindal Chief of Staff Timmy Teepell, via Twitter “It certainly beats a deficit.” —Gov. John Bel Edwards, on the state’s projected surplus, on Ask The Governor  “We […]

ISSUE 1,174

THE JUNGLE BECKONS Candidates following their (2019) primary urges Gov. John Bel Edwards made a fundraising appeal to donors last week via email, noting he might need extra cash to take on potential challengers, namely U.S. Sen. John Kennedy. Edwards also recently announced that he will be pushing for a teacher pay raise on his […]

THE JUNGLE BECKONS

Candidates following their (2019) primary urges Gov. John Bel Edwards made a fundraising appeal to donors last week via email, noting he might need extra cash to take on potential challengers, namely U.S. Sen. John Kennedy. Edwards also recently announced that he will be pushing for a teacher pay raise on his way out of […]