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After caving in to business lobbyists in Special Session, legislators pit educational institutions against one another

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Throughout the 2015 state election season, the Editorial Board of The Louisiana Weekly asked each and every candidate seeking our

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GOP delegate says what would happen at brokered convention

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Despite the New York billionaire’s recent slew of victories, a senior La. Republican argues that Donald Trump will not be

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The close of La. Special Session ruled by deception, and confusion, says local Senator
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer According to Democratic State Senator J.P. Morrell, a lot of rural Republicans were duped into voting for the final tax deal closing the 2016 special session.
Cao joins Senate race, skeptical on Trump
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Last week, former New Orleans Republican Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao became the latest candidate to join the U.S. Senate race to replace the retiring David Vitter. ...
Could a soda tax plugs exploding Louisiana deficit?
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer On last Wednesday, Louisiana’s looming fiscal crisis grew worse. The Revenue Estimating Conference, the state’s income forecasting panel, projected a deficit over $850 million for this ...
Can a Jindal tax be Edwards’ only option
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Governor John Bel Edwards has a twofold problem, and their names are Cameron Henry and Neil Abramson. The State Representatives received the consolation prizes of Chairmen of the ...
It’s official, Kennedy and Maness enter Senate race
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy formally threw his hat in the ring last Tuesday to succeed the outgoing U.S. Sen. David Vitter, as did retired Air Force Colonel ...
Walt Leger v. Cameron Henry for La.’s Speaker of the House
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer They were both elected in 2007. They stood for office as protégés of powerful politicians. They were both thorns in the side of Governor Bobby ...
Louisiana’s Top 10 political stories of 2015
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Per tradition here at The Louisiana Weekly, here are the ten stories that impacted the Pelican State’s political world in 2015. 10. The monuments and Mitch’s 3rd term The ...
Maness hopes Tea Party will put him in run-off for Vitter’s seat
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The 2016 U.S. Senate race to succeed David Vitter swelled this week with both GOP Congressmen John Fleming and Charles Boustany formally filling to run, and former ...

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