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A second special session: Business or gas tax hike?

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer A Special Session to raise taxes has never looked more likely, as of Thursday, May 25, 2016, when the Senate

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Legislators defy House leader and governor and passes a compromise state budget

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer In a dramatic, late-night showdown that stretched past 9 p.m. on May 12, the Louisiana House of Representatives defied both

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In Red Louisiana, can two Democrats make runoff for Vitter’s Senate
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The Senate race to replace the retiring David Vitter may be producing so many viable candidates, Republican Louisiana could, in fact, elect two Democrats to the December ...
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 endorsement, “If it came down to a ...
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 the GOP nominee — if he fails ...
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 ...

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