ISSUE 1,165

THE RUNDOWN Cameron Henry raises the budget like Lazarus from the grave… Hearings may start Tuesday… The governor’s boosters aren’t amused… John Alario doesn’t understand “the games”… And staffers are steering clear of the matter altogether… We likewise have a special report from Mitch Rabalais & Sarah Gamard on the lawmakers who put their names […]

LOWDOWN: How A Podcast Gets Made

Here at LaPolitics, we like to use our videos and podcasts to teach you something you don’t already know. So in this week’s Lowdown, we’re taking a little break from political profiles and history lessons to provide some do-it-yourself advice on a multimedia must: making your own podcast. We know you’ve thought about it. So […]

TUESDAY TRACKER – ISSUE 146 – MAY 29, 2018

Get the Tuesday Tracker in your inbox every week.  Sign up for free. Previous issues are archived here. May 29, 2018 — Issue No. 146 By Sarah Gamard (Sarah@LaPolitics.com), Jeremy Alford (JJA@LaPolitics.com), & Mitch Rabalais (Mitch@LaPolitics.com) CRUNCH TIME Lawmakers wonder if the GOP sales tax bill has legs… The 2018-2019 budget may have issues… Plus 11 other things you […]

PHOTO GALLERY: The Final Four Hours Of The Special Session That Never Was

Lege Not Done With Net Privacy

This year and last there were bills filed in about 25 states to address privacy issues with internet service providers, and all of them were brought about by President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse a set of rules enacted by his predecessor. The recently-adjourned regular session placed Louisiana in that category and, like practically every […]

TUESDAY TRACKER – ISSUE 144 – MAY 15, 2018

Get the Tuesday Tracker in your inbox every week.  Sign up for free. Previous issues are archived here. May 15, 2018 — Issue No. 144 By Sarah Gamard (Sarah@LaPolitics.com), Jeremy Alford (JJA@LaPolitics.com) & Mitch Rabalais (Mitch@LaPolitics.com) EVERYTHING IS FINE How Special Do You Feel? “Don’t go jump off the I-10 bridge with this budget.” Those were the […]

Checking The Chokepoints

The governor’s 32-item call has many familiar topics, such as sales tax increases and income tax bracket compression, but it doesn’t include at least one topic that was key to the collapse of the last special session in March, namely matters related to Medicaid access. House Speaker Taylor Barras did not ask for Medicaid provisions […]

TUESDAY TRACKER – ISSUE 143 – MAY 8, 2018

Get the Tuesday Tracker in your inbox every week.  Sign up for free. Previous issues are archived here. May 8, 2018 — Issue No. 143 By Sarah Gamard (Sarah@LaPolitics.com), Jeremy Alford (JJA@LaPolitics.com) & Mitch Rabalais (Mitch@LaPolitics.com) GOING BACK TO CRAWLI In which EWE has your session distraction… …plus other Capitol notes from JJA —  After announcing his […]

TUESDAY TRACKER – ISSUE 142 – MAY 1, 2018

Get the Tuesday Tracker in your inbox every week.  Sign up for free. Previous issues are archived here. May 1, 2018 — Issue No. 142 By Jeremy Alford (JJA@LaPolitics.com), Sarah Gamard (Sarah@LaPolitics.com) & Mitch Rabalais (Mitch@LaPolitics.com) SHELVING SCHEDLER SOS now an open seat, special election coming The field of maybe-candidates who were waiting on Secretary of State […]

ISSUE 1,159

THE RUNDOWN An in-depth look at the Legislature’s dark mood swings… Through 32 on-the-record legislative interviews… JBE meeting privately with Republicans… Finance Committee holds the key to the budget… So do the panel’s swing votes… Critical chokepoints unaltered since last special session… Figuring out the secretary of state race… With one new candidate to watch… […]