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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

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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

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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 ...
The reason Bel Edwards chose Dardenne for Commissioner of Administration
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer When Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne commenced his quest to obtain UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status for the Mounds of Poverty Point, most in state government thought the ...
Young, Cazayoux and Hebert consider Vitter’s U.S. Senate seat
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer In the looming 2016 U.S. Senate race to replace the retiring David Vitter, Democrats may have a found candidate in Independent State Sen. Troy Hebert, and potentially ...
La.’s sheriffs pivotal in electing John Bel Edwards as governor
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Former Gov. Edwin W. Edwards often voiced a dictum of Louisiana politics. In the Pelican State, the Governor is the King, and the Sheriffs are ...
With fatal flaw, Gov. Jindal ends his presidential bid
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer “Bobby Jindal could have been the greatest Governor Louisiana ever had,” former Louisiana Democratic Insurance Commis-sioner and Sec. State Jim Brown observed to this newspaper. ...
Vitter hopes for Kentucky upset on Nov. 21
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer As the U.S. Senator’s gubernatorial polls have plummeted, partisans of David Vitter have replied with two words, “Matt Bevin.” The Republican candidate for Governor of Kentucky ...

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