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Issue 1201

By JEREMY ALFORD & MITCH RABALAIS | April 18, 2019 | Issue 1201 | News@LaPolitics.com | @LaPoliticsNow | LaPolitics.com What Will Alario Do? Next move by legislative godfather may be complicated There are two words that can be uttered inside the marbled walls of Capitoland that will instantly capture the attention of any of its […]

What Will Alario Do?

Next move by legislative godfather may be complicated There are two words that can be uttered inside the marbled walls of Capitoland that will instantly capture the attention of any of its inhabitants: John Alario. The Senate president’s legend looms larger in Jefferson Parish, and even more so back home in Westwego. He’s Louisiana’s longest […]

Chabert Reaches Out to Hank Jr.

If you were a Louisiana legislator pushing legislation that’s connected to the legacy of the late Hank Williams Sr. and one of his classic country ditties, who would you call for help?  If you’re Senate Natural Resources Chairman Norby Chabert, you reach out to the dude with the beard and the shades from Monday Night […]

Cash from Capitol Hill

 While Tuesday marked the Ethics Administration’s filing deadline for candidates seeking state offices this fall, the day was also an FEC deadline for 2020’s federal candidates. While the excitement of a U.S. Senate race and six House contests are still a year out, it is worth giving a look to what the financial footing is […]

PAST IS PROLOGUE: Louisiana’s Broadcasting Governor

Overshadowed by the turbulent times of Huey Long and the corruption scandals of Richard Leche, the political career of James Albert “Jimmie” Noe, Sr. has largely become a footnote in Louisiana’s history. While Noe was governor for a brief term of less than five months, his impact on the Bayou State’s politics stretched almost 30 […]

Q&A with Speaker Pro Tem Walt Leger

LaPolitics: Do you believe that the City of New Orleans and the state can come to a compromise on infrastructure funding? Speaker Pro-Tem Walt Leger: It is absolutely possible for there to be a successful agreement and legislation that can bring needed emergency funding to New Orleans for infrastructure payments now and significant recurring revenue that will form a […]

Inside the Rails

—HD97/BOUIE/INCUMBENT: Local activist Durrell Laurent officially announced his candidacy earlier this week and appears to be the first candidate in the race. Laurent is president of the Edgewood Heights Neighborhood Association and the Einstein Charter School Network, in addition to serving on the Orleans DPEC. Incumbent Rep. Joe Bouie is passing on other therm in […]

Field Notes

—With incumbent Mayor-President Joel Robideaux declining to seek a second term, attorney Josh Guillory has jumped into the race for Lafayette’s top job. Guillory challenged Congressman Clay Higgins in 2018 and finished third with 13 percent of the vote. —LSU has hired Baton Rouge native and Catholic High grad Scott Woodward as the Tigers’ new […]

They Said It!

“Now there’s no sneaking up on anybody.”—Gov. John Bel Edwards, the differences between his current campaign and 2015, in The Advocate  “It’s hard to get a two-thirds vote for a Mother’s Day resolution.” —Senate President John Alario, on getting a budget passed, in The News-Star  “You have to read the fine print to find that.” —House […]