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 […]

Wags: “Watching & waiting”

You may have noticed in the last few issues of LaPolitics Weekly that we’ve been making our way through the slate of potential GOP candidates for governor. A few weeks ago we brought you the news about Rispone’s exploratory committee, followed by the revelation from Kennedy’s media consultant that he was cleared to begin work […]

McMahen Lands in Baton Rouge

Dr. Wayne McMahen of Springhill is Louisiana’s newest lawmaker, having won election unopposed to the open seat in House District 10, which was vacated by former Rep. Gene Reynolds. McMahen, a veterinarian, is a lifelong resident of the district, which encompasses all of Webster Parish and a small section of neighboring Bossier. In addition to […]