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 […]


No. 2, or No No. 2? Billy on JBE, the GOP & more… You’ve really need to watch this interview from the latest episode of CAPITOL GAINS. From being mistaken for Coach O and fielding attacks from fellow Republicans, to why John Goodman should portray him in a movie and why movie tax credits are […]


Berry’s history of NOLA ‘captivating & colorful’ Walk through any bookstore in Louisiana and you will find countless volumes rehashing the unique history of the Bayou State from Bienville to Bobby Jindal, scraping the surface of nearly three centuries of civilization along the muddy Mississippi Delta. However, City of a Million Dreams: A History of […]


Good Sunday morning, friends. You may have noticed we were out of step this week. (If you missed it, we were.) The Tuesday Tracker temporarily became The Wednesday Tracker and LaPolitics Weekly is making its first ever debut — I think — as a Sunday morning publication. That was not by design, and no one […]

They Said It

“I’m sure he’ll be painted as a flaming liberal Democrat.” —Ed Chervenak, a political science professor at the University of New Orleans, on the 2019 race for governor, in The Advocate “Congress shouldn’t get to live by a different set of rules.” —Congressman Clay Higgins, on his bill to drug test members of Congress, in […]

The Tuesday Tracker (Sponsored By Harris DeVille & Associates)

September 18, 2018 — Issue No. 158 By Jeremy Alford ( & Mitch Rabalais (  HAPPENING NOW LATE AFTERNOON COURT DECISION Bringing DARK $$$ into the light! Political ramifications possible in Looziana! This is your top Toozday political story!  The Washington Post Political nonprofits must now name many of their donors under federal court ruling after Supreme […]

CAPITOL GAINS: Does Louisiana need a lieutenant governor?

You’ve really need to watch this interview. From being mistaken for Coach O and fielding attacks from fellow Republicans, to why John Goodman should portray him in a movie and why movie tax credits are important, this week’s guest tackles a wide variety of topics. Are tax dollars being wasted on tourism? Does Louisiana really […]

A Rare WEDNESDAY Tracker!

Five questions for JBJ at 86, a giveaway contest, forgotten history, AG versus JBE, more “Chatter” and some rather important birthdays (no fooling).


AN ACTUAL announcement may or may not be forthcoming, but various bits and pieces for a gubernatorial bid from U.S. Sen. John Kennedy are being put together.  According to senior campaign staffers, Kennedy met with advisors last week and has since cleared media consultant Fred Davis to begin work on the 2019 cycle. “I believe […]


Stakes are high is race for House speaker TO THE CASUAL OBSERVER of Louisiana politics, the race for Louisiana’s next House speaker is still 16 months away. But to the unofficial residents of Capitoland and its many external subjects, the starter pistol for this high-stakes marathon was discharged an eternity ago, or at least it […]