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Candidates for attorney general still stacking up
November 21 at 10:36 am
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell will likely be called many things during the 2015 election cycle, but lonely will not be one of them.

State legislators had rough time on ballot
November 14 at 9:43 am
Of the eight state legislators who ran for other offices on the primary ballot this year, only two are leaving the Legislature for sure, another is facing a runoff and five others were handed defeats.

Political polling locked up during primary season
November 07 at 9:46 am
A cornerstone of campaigning slowly came to a troubling halt during Louisiana’s primary election season for some candidates and campaigns.

New Orleans once again center of Landrieu universe
October 24 at 9:32 am
Even though it had been rumored for months, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu finally pulled the trigger recently on a major campaign shakeup that moved control over to a few Big Easy insiders.

Questionable if GOP backs incumbent in runoff
October 17 at 10:10 am
Delivering stump speeches that roast Republican party officials may have finally caught up with Congressman Vance McAllister, R-Swartz.

Ground game, turnout could decide Senate race
August 22 at 10:38 am
While hopes are high for turnout this fall, a new report from the Center for the Study of the American Electorate suggests that Louisiana’s midterm face-offs may amount to nothing special in terms of votes cast.

Will business and industry go on the offensive for tax reform in 2007?
October 11, 2006 at 4:27 pm
BATON ROUGE -- It was a policy milestone for business and industry in 2004 when the state legislature approved a long-range phase-out of taxes on corporate debt and manufacturing equipment.

Country music star Willie Nelson was recently caught with a pound and a half of marijuana in Louisiana. Louisiana pot laws under fire after Ol' Willie's bust
October 04, 2006 at 12:40 pm
BATON ROUGE - A pound and a half of marijuana wasn’t the only thing country music legend Willie Nelson allegedly brought into Louisiana two weeks ago. Trailing close behind has been a wave of pro-pot advocacy spokesmen and global media attention.

Analysis: Insurance race has hefty issues for coast, but very few solutions
September 27, 2006 at 2:35 pm
BATON ROUGE -- In separate interviews this week, The St. Charles Herald-Guide asked the front-running Republican candidates for insurance commissioner what they would specifically do about the scarcity of home insurance in coastal Louisiana, the perceived ineffectiveness of the Insurance Rating Commission and the fledgling Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.

We win! Parish schools get national recognition; super kids, great teachers team for 'A' rating
September 20, 2006 at 1:21 pm
BATON ROUGE -- Local officials have been touting the fact for years and it's well-known on the state level as well, and now the school system in St. Charles Parish has been recognized on a national stage.

At a recent luncheon at the St. Charles Operatons site for Dow Chemical, U.S. Representative Charlie Melancon said that when duty calls and he travels to Washington, he goes there to represent his district and to convey to the government what is needed fo MELANCON VS ROMERO
September 06, 2006 at 1:39 pm
BATON ROUGE -- With qualifying finished and the Nov. 7 election date nearing, the race for the 3rd Congressional District is under way and it promises to be as contentious as it is telling.

St. Charles could 'disproportionately gain' from hurricane diaspora
August 24, 2006 at 2:17 pm
BATON ROUGE -- By now, most folks in south Louisiana have seen the maps.

On a short leash On a short leash
July 19, 2006 at 12:44 pm
BATON ROUGE -- When Buddy Roemer was denied a second term in office following the 1991 gubernatorial election, he said he made one major plea to Edwin Edwards, who had just been re-elected for an unprecedented fourth time. It was likely a distasteful task, as Edwards had made Roemer his whipping boy during the legendary contest – the pummeling even continued after Roemer was edged out of the runoff by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

Waiting for health care reform Waiting for health care reform
July 13, 2006 at 11:35 am
BATON ROUGE -- Aside from opinion polls and talk radio rhetoric, there are strong indicators that people are growing weary waiting the government to reform Louisiana’s health care system.

House endorses oil royalties plan, Senate brokers compromise
July 07, 2006 at 10:10 am
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana came one step closer last week to realizing its longtime goal of increasing its share of offshore oil and gas royalties when the U.S. House approved legislation that would guarantee $9 billion over the next decade.

The man with the plan The man with the plan
June 28, 2006 at 1:25 pm
BATON ROUGE -- Scott Angelle pointed hard and fast to Caddo Parish. The he breathlessly offered an overview of the state’s dry hole tax credit. Next he jabbed Cameron Parish and released a spitfire evaluation of coastal land loss.

Coastal concerns a major issue for legislature
June 22, 2006 at 10:25 am
BATON ROUGE – Issues that have long drawn concern from only south Louisiana communities, such as hurricane protection, flood control and coastal restoration, were crystallized as major state policy during the regular session that adjourned Monday evening.

With ethics, old ways die hard With ethics, old ways die hard
June 14, 2006 at 11:12 am
BATON ROUGE – When Rep. Mike Walsworth, R-West Monroe, tried last week to get a hearing on the House floor – his third attempt this session -- for a bill to prohibit elected officials from entering into hurricane recovery contracts, 52 of his colleagues tabled the move and buried the ethics proposal in a shallow grave.

Insurance concerns huge issue for bankers Insurance concerns huge issue for bankers
June 07, 2006 at 2:08 pm
BATON ROUGE -- More than 40 bankers descended on the State Capitol last month, awaiting meetings with agency heads and filling the hallways with pinstriped power suits and scrolling through BlackBerries while sitting in committee rooms.

eBay squaring off in legislative dot-com battle eBay squaring off in legislative dot-com battle
May 31, 2006 at 2:15 pm
BATON ROUGE -- There are business and industry folks up at the Capitol, as well as lobbyists for health care and video poker. But very rarely do you ever see eBay’s people, as they might be called, looking out for the interests of the popular auction website.

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Cajun-Creole restaurant will open in Luling in former Sailfish location
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A Cajun-Creole hybrid restaurant will soon offer up hearty portions of red beans and rice, white beans and catfish and seafood platters in Luling.