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Money for judgments also missing from budget
May 18 at 6:50 am
There’s no money in the House-passed budget to address legal judgments that have been decided against the state and lawmakers are doubtful that any new dollars will be added to the spending plan to pay them next fiscal year, according to Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry, R-Metairie.

Lawmakers are looking into prescription drug pricing
May 10 at 2:36 pm
A set of bills moving through the state Legislature’s ongoing regular session would create new layers of disclosure in regard to prescription drug pricing in Louisiana.

Gas tax hike is still on the session agenda
May 04 at 1:35 pm
While House and Senate leaders contend a proposed increase to the state gasoline tax still has a long road ahead in the ongoing regular session, supporters aren’t letting up on their push to generate more money for Louisiana’s overwhelming transportation needs.

Dedicated funds to get a close look in session
April 27 at 5:19 pm
Should the Legislature unlock the state’s dedicated funds to free up more money for the budget?

Battle of the PACs begins at Capitol in Baton Rouge
April 20 at 3:07 pm
An “armed and ready,” Louisiana-based super PAC called Truth In Politics started taking aim at Gov. John Bel Edwards last week not long after lawmakers convened their spring regular session.

Trump could show hand on Louisiana fundraising case
March 09 at 5:00 am
President Donald Trump’s administration could potentially offer a filing in an appeal the Louisiana Republican Party is pushing before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Political eyes turn to approaching regular session
March 03 at 9:00 am
Less than 24 hours after the Legislature adjourned its special session last week lawmakers serving on the budget committee gathered again at the Capitol to hear Gov. John Bel Edwards’ spending proposal for the next fiscal fiscal year.

Cooper: Bringing people together a ‘top priority’
February 17 at 9:22 am
In an interview last week, Mark Cooper said his most important task as Gov. John Bel Edwards’ incoming chief of staff will be to unite people.

Edwards campaign expected to report $3.4M raised
January 27 at 6:00 am
Gov. John Bel Edwards raised roughly $3.4 million for his re-election campaign in 2016, his first year in office, and will soon report the total to the state Ethics Administration, according to a spokesperson for the Edwards campaign.

Governor may steer clear of legislative races
January 20 at 11:19 am
As January reaches its midpoint, Gov. John Bel Edwards hasn’t decided who he might support in the Legislature’s upcoming special elections in north and south Louisiana.

Louisiana has a new party
January 13 at 3:17 pm
While you were gathering with family and friends and celebrating the holidays last month, a new political party was very quietly established in Louisiana.

Cabinet change follows push by recreational lobby
January 06 at 10:44 am
After a year of fighting the former wildlife and fisheries secretary on a number of fronts, recreational interests are hopeful for 2017 as state Rep. Jack Montoucet of Crowley takes over the top hunting and fishing regulatory job in Louisiana.

Special session chatter persists through holidays
December 30, 2016 at 10:00 am
Will Louisiana lawmakers be forced to gather in yet another special session in the New Year?

Refinery tax being ‘vetted’ by legislators
December 23, 2016 at 4:00 am
With some lawmakers already getting cold feet over the idea of a personal income tax change in 2017, a small circle of political players are starting to look at a concept that is being described as a refinery tax.

Race for Louisiana treasurer revs up
December 16, 2016 at 5:45 pm
With U.S. Sen.-elect John Kennedy preparing a move to Washington, the list of names of who might replace him as treasurer in Louisiana seems to be growing with each passing day.

Legislature hosting a bit of election action, too
December 09, 2016 at 8:00 am
Even though the regular campaign season for the Louisiana Legislature won’t come around again until 2019, there’s already one open seat that will be decided by a special election next year and more could soon follow.

Louisiana firm behind Trump’s TV campaign
November 25, 2016 at 11:04 am
The Mandeville-based Innovative Advertising, led by partner Jay Connaughton, oversaw 45 percent of the total media buys for President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign this year.

Election season enters round two
November 18, 2016 at 10:48 am
The big challenge in the U.S. Senate runoff for Treasurer John Kennedy and Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell will be grabbing the attention of the same voters who were already less than enthusiastic about this race during the primary.

Edwards: Cuts may worsen, but no special session
November 11, 2016 at 11:22 am
Given the mounting concern over the state’s incoming revenue this fiscal year, several conversations at high levels have been had about a potential special session of the Louisiana Legislature, but it’s unlikely that one will actually be called, according to Gov. John Bel Edwards.

State budget hearings slated for December
November 04, 2016 at 9:51 am
Eager to get a jumpstart on finding savings for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the House Appropriations Committee is planning a set of meetings for the first two weeks of December to begin reviewing agency budgets.


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Destrehan alum signs with NFL’s Raiders
Destrehan alum signs with NFL’s Raiders
Former Destrehan High School and LSU star Rickey Jefferson has his chance to make an impact on the NFL level.