ISSUE 1,176

THE TEMPEST OF THE TERM For each session held, Louisiana loses 1.6 legislators… [ A public service announcement told in five acts ] 09.27.18 — Issue 1,176 By Jeremy Alford & Mitch Rabalais ACT I. NEWSY TAKEAWAYS — Rep. Rob Shadoin this week became the 16th member of the Legislature to prompt a special election.  […]

THE TEMPEST OF THE TERM

For each session held, Louisiana loses 1.6 legislators… [ A public service announcement told in five acts ] ACT I. NEWSY TAKEAWAYS — Rep. Rob Shadoin this week became the 16th member of the Legislature to prompt a special election.  — Another eight House members are running for different jobs this fall, meaning the body’s […]

WILL INSURANCE RACE BE COMPETITIVE?

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has held his elected, although initially appointed, position for a dozen years. He has been elected to three full terms, and he’s aiming at another one. Donelon has also faced opponents in the past, and next cycle may host another. Politicos say Tim Temple of DeRidder is being encouraged too consider […]

ELECTING THE NEXT PRESIDENTS

(OF PARISHES, Y’ALL!) Candidates for parish presidencies are reaching out to voters with increased engagements in Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana and Plaquemines, according to subscribers. According to the secretary of state’s office, only 24 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes elect a chief executive. Thirty-nine have either a police jury or parish commission, while Orleans — as […]

A GREENE PSC CHECKUP

LaPolitics staff writer Mitch Rabalais: This term a lot of the political attention has been focused on the Legislature and what has been going on in Baton Rouge. But what are some of the biggest issues that will be coming before the PSC within the next few months and what should folks be on the […]

MARUSAK TO HEAD PAL & OTHER FIELD NOTES!

— BIG INBOX NEWS: “The Ports Association of Louisiana (PAL) has named Jennifer Marusak as its new executive director, effective October 1, 2018. In addition to joining the association management team, Marusak will lead PAL’s governmental affairs and lobbying efforts. She is also tasked with partnering with the local port representatives to implement an effective […]

OF MYSTERY TRACKERS & BEING ADORABLE

— We did not publish an issue of The Tracker this week due to scheduling conflicts but it’ll be back in your inbox Tuesday! See you then! — FROM JJA: I have to admit, of all the errors I’ve made during the past 18 years, one that appeared in last week’s issue of LaPolitics Weekly […]

THEY SAID IT

“I’m not interested in seeing Ms. Mitchell go Cat Woman on anybody.”  —U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, on bringing in a lawyer to question Kavanaugh’s accusers, on CNN “It’s political as hell.” —Kennedy, on the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, in The News-Star  “I guess they would rather a deficit? They would rather us open a […]

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 […]