Abortion poll sets stage for legislative debates
February 07, 2014 at 9:05 am
By Jeremy Alford and John Maginnis

After surviving attempts by lawmakers to defund it last year, Planned Parenthood is circulating the results of a November poll that suggest voters’ attitudes about reproductive health and pregnancy in Louisiana do not fit neatly along a pro-life to pro-choice continuum.

I didn’t get to say goodbye
January 31, 2014 at 12:41 pm
By "Deacon G" Gautrau

This morning I woke up dead. I know it because I just read my name in the death notices.

Edwin Edwards polling in 6th congressional race
January 31, 2014 at 12:39 pm
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

Whether or not former Gov. Edwin Edwards is seriously considering running for Congress, some of his allies have commissioned a poll to gauge his strength in the 6th District race this fall.

America’s melting pot or gumbo?
January 24, 2014 at 10:42 am
By "Deacon G" Gautrau

We have a right to honor our heritage, but we have a responsibility to respect each other’s heritage.

Lawsuit on elderly affairs possible against Jindal administration
January 17, 2014 at 10:18 am
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

A lawmaker from Assumption Parish and a group of senior citizens from south Louisiana say they are working on filing potential litigation against the administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal to address a variety of issues related to the Office of Elderly Affairs.

Politics getting heavy in new year
January 17, 2014 at 10:17 am
Unfortunately, the new year of 2014 will become more political as prospective candidates get into action seeking positions in the U. S. Senate and House of Representatives.

New year, new day, new beginning
January 10, 2014 at 9:20 am
"Deacon G" Gautrau

Finally, a new year. We can look back on last year and review just how things turned out. Certainly there were good things and bad things that happened, some over which we had control and others not. Did we go through life allowing things to happen to us or did we make things happen? What will we do this year to affect the outcome? Do we have a plan?

Vitter still mulling decision on governor’s race
January 10, 2014 at 9:17 am
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

In a recent interview with LaPolitics.com, U.S. Sen. David Vitter said there were no ulterior motives to his December announcement about his possible run for governor. But it was definitely an incomplete declaration and a definitive answer is expected sometime this month.

‘Gold standard’ depends on perspective
January 03, 2014 at 10:32 am
An analysis in Sunday’s Baton Rouge Advocate is headlined: “5 Years later, does Gov. Jindal’s ethics system work?”

Reality of the ranking system
January 03, 2014 at 10:30 am
How much stock do you put in rankings?

Another poll puts Vitter ahead in governor’s race
January 03, 2014 at 10:23 am
In polling both a large field of candidates for governor and a small one, a new statewide survey leaked to LaPolitics.com shows that U.S. Sen. David Vitter holds a small lead over New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne.

Perfect Christmas gift cost nothing
December 20, 2013 at 9:18 am
By “Deacon G” Gautrau

What are we getting for Christmas? What do we really want? What is the best present we could possibly receive? Where will we find that present? What will we give others?

Mandatory parenting classes being considered
December 20, 2013 at 9:16 am
By Jeremy Alford and John Maginnis

Should new parents be required by law to attend special classes before being permitted to raise their child? It’s an idea state Rep. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, is seriously considering.

Is optimism based on wishful thinking?
December 13, 2013 at 9:37 am
Last week, the Lege Fiscal Office (“LFO”) reported that it was “cautiously optimistic” that tax revenues for the current fiscal year would come in as anticipated.

Tax amnesty money usually laundered by lawmakers
December 13, 2013 at 9:35 am
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford
Sources in the Legislature and the Department of Revenue tell LaPolitics.com that this year’s tax amnesty program generated in excess of what was originally budgeted. While the official overage has not yet been announced, that means lawmakers will indeed have some extra cash to spend.

Advent is a time for preparation
December 09, 2013 at 10:01 am
By “Deacon G” Gautrau

Black Friday has come and gone, so has Cyber Monday. Are we prepared for Christmas?

Lieutenant governor post drawing wide interest
December 09, 2013 at 9:58 am
With Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne expected to announce for governor—he already has a campaign website—the post he would vacate is attracting a large field of potential successors.

Special Report: Katrina general capitol-bound
November 27, 2013 at 1:15 pm
Standing on the grounds in front of the State Capitol last weekend, Russel Honoré joined other independent authors pushing their wares at the Louisiana Book Festival.

Hahnville’s living legacy is over 300 years old
Hahnville’s living legacy is over 300 years old
Nineteen years ago, Richard Whitney Jr. and his wife took a look at an, at the time, undeveloped property in Hahnville adorned by a plush landscape of oak trees, and they decided they just might stay awhile.

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