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 […]

TLR: Alario & Episode One

EPISODE 1: JOHN ALARIO Senate President John Alario opens up about his future in politics, his greatest regret at the State Capitol, Donald Trump’s presidential bid and the art of revenge. Plus, a blast from the past courtesy of Edgar “Sonny” Mouton, who ran for governor in 1979. His bid fell short, but also gave […]

What’s Up Doc?

If you’re not doing so already, keep an eye on Congressman Ralph Abraham, the airplane-piloting, practicing physician, former veterinarian, mountain-climbing, deep-pocketed politico from northeast Louisiana. Back home, the word is out — “Doc,” as he’s called by friends and family, wants to run for governor. But if you ask Doc that same question directly, it’s […]

Scalise Backing Charbonnet

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 […]

Riser Is On The Ballot(s)

First published in Issue 1,333 of LaPolitics Weekly on Oct. 5, 2017. Wish you would have read it then? Subscribe now! If there were any doubts out there that Neil Riser was courting traditional Democratic voters in New Orleans they can now be put to rest. His campaign finance reports — including the one filed […]