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 […]


Politics & pennies collide in The Big Picture Story of 2018 Overlooked by those with a passing knowledge of government and revered by others who know less than they think, the Revenue Estimating Conference has become yet another reason to point to the internal election of Speaker Taylor Barras as the most important political event […]


How John Bel, David, Jay & that Breaux Bridge boy did it Ever wondered where we were at this point during the 2015 race for governor? Luckily, journalist and author Tyler Bridges and myself clocked that contest in LONG SHOT. The following was excerpted from a massive timeline created by Tyler that we later populated […]


Cantrell wants new revenue for NOLA As she enters her second year in office, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is making an aggressive push to bring more revenue into her city. With little wiggle room in the municipal budget and a daunting list of public works projects to address, Cantrell and her administration are actively […]


Abraham passes bill & pushes poll The U.S. House of Representatives passed a conference committee version of the Farm Bill Wednesday, sending the nation’s key agricultural legislation to President Donald Trump’s desk after months of tense negotiations. For Congressman Ralph Abraham, now officially a 2019 gubernatorial candidate, the bill’s passage removes a major issue from […]


— The Louisiana Budget Project has released a new set district fact sheets, tabulating figures such as “district-by-district data on poverty, Medicaid enrollment, education, incomes, the safety net, and other important statistics.” LBP has complied sheets for all 105 House districts and 39 Senate seats. (SEE THE DISTRICT LEVEL FACT SHEETS) — U.S. Sen. John […]


In his latest opinion column, LABI President Stephen Waguespack weighs in on the Smith v. Robinson decision. It’s a signal that business won’t take this lightly, and that the next state  Supreme Court race may have some added emphasis: In plain English, the state messed up and collected taxes that it shouldn’t have. And these […]


“It seems those who have put deadlines on themselves before really haven’t been able to honor their own deadlines.” —Sen. Sharon Hewitt, on making a decision on the governor’s race, in The News-Star “If it is shutdown, it is a pox on all of our houses,” —U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, on a government shutdown, on CNN […]

The Tuesday Tracker, Sponsored By Harris, DeVille & Associates

The Tuesday Tracker Sponsored By Harris, DeVille & Associates December 11, 2018 / Issue No. 168 By MITCH RABALAIS ( & JEREMY ALFORD ( TERM TO END AS IT BEGAN, MORE UNCERTAINTY EXPECTED IN 2019 ———————————————————— Cameron Henry offers a preview from the right in this week’s Q&A ———————————————————— LaPolitics: We’ve had two REC meetings in the […]

ISSUE 1185

LaPOLITICS WEEKLY By Jeremy Alford & Mitch Rabalais Issue 1,185 — December 6, 2018 AND THEN THERE WERE THREE Doc prescribes himself for #LaGov 2019, just as JBE gains “secret squirrel” traction If you are not yet a candidate for governor, and if you’re not a member of the congressional leadership, then you are drawing […]