Aug. 6, 2008 12:00 AM
Laura Bush to attend fundraiser and more First lady Laura Bush will be in Lafayette on Thursday, Aug. 14, for a fund-raiser on behalf of Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Kennedy. Local businessman Will Mills and his wife Sandra will be hosting the ...
July 30, 2008 12:00 AM
Kennedy and Landrieu spar over oil legislation, Cormier gets rematch with Picard and more SENATE CANDIDATES SPAR OVER OIL LEGISLATION State Treasurer John Kennedy has been taking incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu to task over her opposition to bills ...
July 23, 2008 12:00 AM
Boustany's fundraising advantage over Cravins, veto session dies and more BOUSTANY POSTS BIG FUNDRAISING ADVANTAGE OVER CRAVINS Having entered the 7th District Congressional race relatively late, state Sen. Don Cravins Jr. has a lot of catching up ...
July 16, 2008 12:00 AM
Developer enters New Iberia's race, then bails out REPEAL OF OCS DRILLING BAN PICKING UP SUPPORT Members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation have long called for lifting the ban on offshore exploration in the U.S.’s Outer Continental Shelf ...
July 9, 2008 12:00 AM
Keaty nets $100,000 with a fund raiser, a possible Jindal staff shakeup and more KEATY FUND RAISER NETS NEARLY $100,000 Judge Phyllis Keaty’s re-election campaign kicked off last week with a major fund raiser netting just under $100,000. The event ...
July 2, 2008 12:00 AM
Perret resigns from ethics board and more ethics reform chaos abounds LAFAYETTE’S PERRET RESIGNS FROM ETHICS BOARD In an unsurprising move, Lafayette attorney Hank Perret has resigned as chairman of the Louisiana Board of Ethics. The well-respected ...
June 25, 2008 12:00 AM
The blasting of Gov. Jindal, the fury over the pay raise and more CONSERVATIVES AND CORE SUPPORTERS BLASTING JINDAL With his repeated pledge not to veto the pay raise that will double legislators’ salaries, Gov. Bobby Jindal continues to woefully ...
June 18, 2008 12:00 AM
Cravins to run against Boustany, Jindal on intelligent design and more CRAVINS JR. RUNNING AGAINST BOUSTANY When The Independent Weekly went to press with our feature on last week’s cover story subject, Democratic state Sen. Don Cravins Jr. of Opelousas ...
June 11, 2008 12:00 AM
Hardy's noose bill moves forward, Jindal's earmark irony and more HARDY’S NOOSE BILL MOVES FORWARD Democratic State Rep. Rickey Hardy’s bill to outlaw nooses displayed as a threat is another step closer to becoming Louisiana law. Last week, the ...
June 4, 2008 12:00 AM
Jindal-as-VP speculation, talk of Victoria Reggie picking up the Camelot crown and more THE DUELING JINDAL-AS-VP SPECULATION In the ongoing John McCain veepstakes, two camps have emerged as Gov. Bobby Jindal’s name continues to be bandied about as ...

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