ISSUE 1187

December 20, 2018 Issue 1,187 By JEREMY ALFORD & MITCH RABALAIS 1 2   c R a Z Y   M O N T H S ! The year that was and still is 2018 offered more than a few valuable lessons for working in or around politics in Louisiana. While there are certainly more, here are […]

1 2 c R a Z Y M O N T H S !

The year that was and still is 2018 offered more than a few valuable lessons for working in or around politics in Louisiana. While there are certainly more, here are eight takeaways worthy of your year-end consideration… 1.) NO IN BETWEENChange can happen suddenly (like the resignation of former Secretary of State Tom Schedler) or […]

UNFORGETTABLE OR FORGETTABLE?

A dozen (incomplete) months of Capitoland’s political happenings JANUARY: Chicken Finger Flinger Todd Graves made a major splash as king of Washington Mardi Gras… He’s not running for anything… Gov. John Bel Edwards entered the year openly talking about his re-election… As author John Grisham and others planned a Virginia fundraiser for his campaign, signaling […]

OH, DEAN, WHERE ART THOU?

Multiple House members eligible for role The era of term limits has certainly changed some traditions around the Legislature, particularly when it comes to seniority. With members now locked into fixed amounts time, it can create some intrigue, particularly when determining who will be the dean in each chamber.  With the 2019 elections approaching and […]

MOON OVER RED STICK

Griffon rises again in BR market Moon Griffon, the fiery conservative Cajun radio host, is bringing his brand of political punditry back to Baton Rouge after several short runs in the market over the pervious decade. Griffon has started up a new show on WJBO, airing from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  “I’m […]

4-IN-A-ROW 4 LR3

Rainey touts defeats, losses Eight years ago strategist and media consultant Lionel Rainey III was striving to solidify his relocation from Alabama to Baton Rouge, but even the electricity bill was too daunting, he reveled in an interview this week, and another failure led to a lack of power — figuratively and literally. Today, Rainey […]

FIELD NOTES!

— The Advocate: “After arguing for months that New Orleans’ powerful tourism and sports agencies should shift some of their tax revenues to help fund the city’s aging and sometimes crumbling infrastructure, Mayor LaToya Cantrell is demanding $3.6 million in rent from the Superdome’s governing body for its use of a city-owned portion of Champions […]

THEY SAID IT!

“I think it’s served us pretty well.” —Gov. John Bel Edwards, on the open primary, in The Advocate  “I just paid off my law school loans myself in the last few months.” —Edwards, on getting rid of his student loan debt, on Ask the Governor  “The industry has created a kind of cartel to divide the market […]

The Tuesday Tracker, Sponsored By Harris, DeVille & Associates

* * * * *   S P E C I A L   H O L I D A Y   I S S U E   * * * * * The Tuesday Tracker, Sponsored By Harris, DeVille & Associates December 18, 2018 – Issue No. 169 By Mitch Rabalais (mitch@lapolitics.com) & Jeremy Alford (jja@lapolitics.com) […]

ISSUE 1186

* * *   A   S P E C I A L   H O L I D A Y   R E C   E D I T I O N   * * * [PAID ADVERTISING] LaPOLITICS WEEKLY By Jeremy Alford & Mitch Rabalais Issue 1,186 — December 13, 2018 GETTING REC’d […]