THE POLITICAL ABC’s (Alario, Barras & Comedy): Seven answers & one joke each, directly from the gavel masters

It has been nearly three months since the finale of 2018’s edition of session-palooza. That’s plenty of time for House Speaker Taylor Barras and Senate President John Alario to recover, second guess their career choices, and start looking forward. LaPolitics reached out to both of the legislative leaders and asked identical questions about the recent […]

SPECIAL ELECTION WATCH: Havard May Be Next

By the end of this calendar year, it’s quite possible that turnover in the House and Senate will have triggered at least 14 special elections this term. That could very well put this Legislature on pace to set some kind of record. The latest lawmaker to watch is Rep. Kenny Havard, who became so disillusioned […]