#HBD TRACKERS!

#HBD TRACKERS! — Tuesday 08/14: Rep. Dustin Miller, Winston DeCuir Jr. and Phillip Joffrion — Wednesday 08/15: Patrick Gleason, Karen Carvin Shachat, Joe Mapes and Randy Angelle — Thursday 08/16: Judge Tim Kelley, Corey Meaux, Matt Adams, Frank Besson, Eileen Fleming, Roger Villere, Jim Brandt and Coach Blanco — Friday 08/17: Catherine Brindley, Stan Levy […]

TUESDAY TRACKER – ISSUE 153 – AUGUST 7, 2018

Get the Tuesday Tracker in your inbox every week.  Sign up for free. Previous issues are archived here. August 7, 2018 — Issue No. 153 By Jeremy Alford (JJA@LaPolitics.com), Sarah Gamard (Sarah@LaPolitics.com) & Mitch Rabalais (Mitch@LaPolitics.com) (Printable PDF) FOUR THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW Jim Out, Podcast In & Other Jazz 1.) BERNHARD: “I WILL NOT RUN” Will […]

CCA WRAP: Fish Tales & Flying Scales

The annual legislative rodeo hosted by the Louisiana chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association was held this past weekend in Grand Isle. (Underwritten by Shell, Entergy and the Offshore Marine Service Association.) Here’s what you need to know… — This year’s rodeo was the biggest in history, according to CCA CEO David Cresson, with more […]

POLITICAL CHATTER

— Julia O’Donoghue (@JSODonoghue): “@LouisianaGov says the state is applying for federal grants to approve school safety in wake of Florida school shooting.” (In the photo above, courtesy of O’Donoghue, the governor speaks to Louisiana State Superintendent of Education John White). — Louisiana Family Forum’s Legislative Scorecard is out. Eighteen lawmakers will receive LFF’s Patrick Henry […]

TUESDAY TRACKER – ISSUE 152 – JULY 31, 2018

Get the Tuesday Tracker in your inbox every week.  Sign up for free. Previous issues are archived here. July 31, 2018 — Issue No. 152 By Jeremy Alford (JJA@LaPolitics.com), Sarah Gamard (Sarah@LaPolitics.com) & Mitch Rabalais (Mitch@LaPolitics.com) (Printable PDF) FISH ON! Alexander Graham Bell, an island of Looziana legislators, loading the Labor Day starter pistol & other random […]

WEEKLY: Why JBE Won’t Thump Trump

This story was originally published for Weekly subscribers on July 26, 2018. Wish you had read it then? Become a part of our elite community by subscribing today! Discussed at length during the National Governors Association’s recent meeting in Santa Fe was a plan to win back statehouses and unseat GOP officials by rallying voters against […]

WEEKLY: ACLU Monitoring Officials On Social Media

This story was originally published for Weekly subscribers on July 26, 2018. Wish you had read it then? Become a part of our elite community by subscribing today! Bruce Hamilton, a staff attorney for the Louisiana chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, told LaPolitics that of the dozen or so complaints that his organization has […]

4TH ESTATE UPDATE: A New Dawg In The Statehouse

It’s no secret that newspapers have been increasingly laying off reporters for years, especially those covering statehouses. But a new conservative-leaning outfit is working to reverse that trend around the country, and in Louisiana. Watchdog.org, by covering state politics “from the taxpayers’ perspective,” has earned both fans and foes — and much like everything else […]

POLITICAL CHATTER

— The Advocate: “Animal welfare advocates aren’t happy about the Tiger Truck Stop’s recent acquisition of a camel and baby coati, but state lawmakers, Iberville Parish officials and the village’s mayor say they are staying out of the fight.” (The coati is a member of the raccoon family. This particular coati, pictured above, is named […]

TUESDAY TRACKER – ISSUE 151 – JULY 24, 2018

Get the Tuesday Tracker in your inbox every week.  Sign up for free. Previous issues are archived here. July 24, 2018 — Issue No. 151 By Jeremy Alford (JJA@LaPolitics.com), Sarah Gamard (Sarah@LaPolitics.com), & Mitch Rabalais (Mitch@LaPolitics.com) JJA: 6 THINGS THAT CAPTURED MY ATTENTION TODAY   1.) A Group Of Fine Fellows I had the opportunity this morning to […]