THE LaPOLITICS REPORT: Picard, Politics & Ponies

In our latest podcast episode of The LaPolitics Report, Tyron Picard of The Picard Group drops in for a conversation about a bygone era in Louisiana politics, the current landscapes for government relations, what it really takes to be a racehorse owner and what big country music act came out Maurice. Picard talks about how […]

CAPITOL GAINS: At Home with Clay

 “This is what America wants to see.” That was the promise from a beer-toting Congressman Clay Higgins in this episode of Capitol Gains. And, yeah, it’s indeed a must-see video!  With three guns (at least) and five dogs nearby, the man known as the Cajun John Wayne filled up an ice chest, lit the […]

SPONSORED: The 106th First Lady’s Luncheon

The Picard Group was honored to attend the 106th First Lady’s Luncheon, honoring The First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump. Held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Washington, D.C., the luncheon was hosted by The Congressional Club, a club made up of current and former spouses of Members of Congress, Supreme Court Justices, […]


This story was originally published in LaPOLITICS Weekly on May 4, 2018. Wish you had read it then? Become a part of our elite community by subscribing today! Civility is joining goodwill on the Capitol’s list of endangered sentiments. Could the trend ultimately derail the upcoming special session — and this term? In enough incidents from […]


You could say legislators in Illinois really dropped the ball when they failed to pass an operating budget for their state prior to the 2016 fiscal year. Editorial writers from the Land of Lincoln, meanwhile, said a whole lot more, even citing political malpractice in Springfield, when inaction again gripped the Illinois General Assembly not […]

POD: Politics & Drilling, According To Briggs

In this episode of The LaPolitics Report, we talk to Louisiana Oil and Gas Association President Gifford Briggs, who recently succeeded his father, Don Briggs, to oversee one of the most prominent organizations in the state. Briggs talks about his support for another constitutional convention, the role of his association’s PACs in local elections and […]

POD: I’m Sorry, Miss Jackson

Katrina Jackson, a state rep who’s running for senator, talks about her time leading the Black Caucus and working as a legislative staffer. Along the way we learn a little bit more about where Miss Jackson came from, who influenced her politically and what really keeps her motivated. Plus we reach back into the archives […]

SPONSORED: Acadian Companies’ 2018 Medic & EMT Of The Year

On Thursday, May 3, Acadian Companies held their annual luncheon to honor Paramedic Jerret Dunlap and EMT Taylor Walden who were selected as 2018 medics of the year for the company’s Louisiana/Mississippi service area. Over 1,000 people from Louisiana and Mississippi attended the luncheon, and The Picard Group was honored to return as a luncheon […]

LOWDOWN: John Stefanski on Community

Crowley native and freshman Rep. John Stefanski is here to talk about community, both at home and online. John talks about the influence that Facebook had on his campaign, and the influence Twitter still has on how he legislates at the Capitol. He also talks about the effect social media has had on government transparency, […]

SPONSORED: Congratulations!

Congratulations to LHC Group for being recognized as the 2018 Junior Achievement of Acadiana Large Company of the Year. On Tuesday, May 1, Junior Achievement of Acadiana held their 21st annual Business Hall of Fame event, honoring businesses and leaders who have made a significant impact in the community. LHC Group delivers home health, hospice, […]