SPONSORED: Legatus In Louisiana

The intersection of faith and the workplace can be a challenge to navigate. And yet, there is an undeniable way that faith and values inform how leaders lead. The juncture of faith and professional leadership has inspired leaders like Tyron Picard of The Picard Group to find a home in Legatus. Picard is president and […]

Happy Birthday, Trackers!

— Tuesday 10/17: Steve Duke and Kevin Gallagher — Wednesday 10/18: Paul Hardy, Connie Caldwell, Kodi Wilson and Robert Morris — Thursday 10/19: Carly Laing, Lunden Chenevert, David Melville and Kelli Braud — Friday 10/20: Sen. Blade Morrish, Rep. Robby Carter, Jerry Denton and Heath Hattaway — Saturday 10/21: Jean Armstrong, John Snow and Tara Pleasant Saxon — Sunday 10/22: Penny Berthelot Bouquet and Judy McCleary  — Monday 10/23: Former Sen. Ben Nevers, Hayden Haynes, Ann Silverberg Williamson and Wendy Waren — Who We Missed: Karl […]

The Beltway Beat

— U.S. Sen. John Kennedy to Gov. Edwards: “Top quality health care for our people is extraordinarily important. (No reasonable person has ever described Medicaid as “top quality,” but we can discuss that another time). So, however, are other things, like elementary and secondary education, higher education, TOPS, roads and public safety. The massive, unchecked spending increases in […]

Angele Davis For The State Senate?

When you run better than expected in a statewide race and pull 41 percent in your own Senate District 16 — against five opponents, one of which was swimming in money — chatter is bound to happen. LaPolitics subscribers are reporting it’s actually happening right now with former commissioner of administration Angele Davis, who’s being urged to […]

LaHistory: When The Majority Leader Vanished

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the strange disappearance of U.S. House Majority Leader Hale Boggs, a proud son of Louisiana. Boggs was last seen on Oct. 16, 1972, boarding a twin‐engine Cessna 310 that was making its way from Anchorage to Juneau. He was joined by the pilot, Alaska Congressman Nick Begich and Begich’s aide. […]

Oct. 14: What Happened?

An astounding 86.5 percent of Louisiana’s registered population didn’t vote during this past weekend’s statewide elections. The math is a little depressing, but it’s worth a spin on the abacus. It basically means that 400,000 voters collectively called the shots for Louisiana’s entire electorate, which numbers around 2.9 million voters. The story was a little […]

POD: One From The Lobbying Corps…

Episode 22 of Season 2 has two guests from Spradely & Spradley, a government relations firm in Baton Rouge. They are Tom and Matt Spradley, father-and-son lobbyists. Tom shares what it was like getting into the business in the 1970s, when lobbyists could actually be found voting the machines of lawmakers. Matt offers more of […]

LOWDOWN VIDEO: Election Zombies & Political Daredevils

We’ve got election zombies and political daredevils in this latest episode of The LaPolitics Lowdown. See how Louisiana lost a half million voters and learn why Congressman Ralph Abraham is an adrenaline junkie. Plus a bit of political Mardi Gras news out of Washington and Baton Rouge (you do not want to miss that). Click […]

MEDIA SNAPSHOTS: About Last Night…

SPONSORED: Tax Reform (& A Tax Cocktail)

Tax reform is one of the nation’s most polarizing issue. The topic is so vast and complicated that few even attempt to understand the array of options and changes. Even so, the U.S. could face massive restructuring at the hands of a Republican Congress. Former Congressman, Rodney Alexander, The Picard Group’s senior director of federal […]