The Tuesday Tracker, Sponsored By Harris, DeVille & Associates

ALERT: TO ALL VOTING ADULTS & PEOPLE WITH HEART CONDITIONS OR YOUNG CHILDREN…. THE SILLY SEASON IS UPON US… THERE IS NOWHERE TO RUN… YOU CANNOT HIDE… THERE ARE ONLY THINGS TO RUN FOR… & RUN FROM… GET YOUR BIG GIRL & BIG BOY PANTS READY… THIS IS NOT A DRILL… WELCOME TO THE 2019 […]

ISSUE 1184

LaPOLITICS WEEKLY By Jeremy Alford & Mitch Rabalais Issue 1,184 — November 29, 2018 SPOTLIGHT ON KENNEDY Just like he likes it… But maybe not how he planned it… Here’s why you definitely shouldn’t count him out… U.S. Sen. John Kennedy must be happier than a hound dog sitting on a porch chewing a catfish […]

SPONSORED: The Picard Group

THE JUNGLE BECKONS

Candidates following their (2019) primary urges Gov. John Bel Edwards made a fundraising appeal to donors last week via email, noting he might need extra cash to take on potential challengers, namely U.S. Sen. John Kennedy. Edwards also recently announced that he will be pushing for a teacher pay raise on his way out of […]

SPONSORED: The Picard Group

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 […]

House & Senate Survey Results

LaPolitics spent the past two days conducting 32 on-the-record interviews with state legislators. We interviewed 23 representatives and nine senators; or 18 Republicans and 14 Democrats; or 28 men and four women. Full results are below. We made only two requests of each legislator: 1.) In one sentence define the current mood of the Louisiana Legislature. 2.) […]

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, […]

WAGUESPACK: People Over The Process

It is a trend these days for professional sports teams to implore their fans to “trust the process.” This is code for when teams beg for their fans’ continuous support as they trade away popular stars to clear salary cap space and lose enough games to secure high draft picks as they try to set […]

How MS Beat LA To Legalized Gambling 

By the mid-1980’s, gas prices were at record lows as foreign oil flooded the marketplace. Louisiana, having collected millions in severance taxes during the preceding decade, was now facing massive budget deficits amid the falloff in revenue. In response, then-Gov. Edwin Edwards put forward an ambitious package of bills during the 1986 regular session. He […]