May 28, 2008 12:00 AM
Acadiana legislators' slush funds, Vitter irony alert and more ACADIANA LEGISLATORS’ SLUSH FUNDS Same old song, different dance. Former Democratic Gov. Kathleen Blanco supposedly did away with slush fund projects, and current Republican Gov. Bobby ...
May 21, 2008 12:00 AM
Democrats look to Cravins to run against Boustany, a Legislative pay increase and more DEMOCRATS RECRUITING CRAVINS JR. TO RUN AGAINST BOUSTANY The national Democratic Party is putting the full court press on state Sen. Don Cravins Jr. to challenge ...
May 14, 2008 12:00 AM
Sen. Smith explains sex toys, Tucker bumps Trahan and more LOUISIANA SEN. SMITH EXPLAINS SEX TOYS Ask anyone in Louisiana to name the most pressing challenges facing the state, and you’ll get a laundry list of serious issues: our woeful public education ...
May 7, 2008 12:00 AM
Cravins Jr. considers party switch, McPherson gets "cutesy" and more CRAVINS JR. WEIGHS PARTY SWITCH, CONGRESSIONAL RUN State Sen. Don Cravins Jr. is considering a run for Congress in the 7th District — possibly as an independent. “Right now, my ...
April 30, 2008 12:00 AM
Skinner won't run for DA, Acadiana legislators say "enough" to surplus spending and more SKINNER NOT RUNNING FOR DA Disappointingly, it’s over before it officially began. Former U.S. Attorney Mike Skinner, who had been planning to mount a challenge ...
April 23, 2008 12:00 AM
Pro-Jindal raises nearlty $750,000, Dardenne stays put for now and more PRO-JINDAL GROUP RAISES NEARLY $750,000 The cost of gas, health care, and groceries keep going up, up, up, and the economy is struggling. But all’s good if you’re Believe in ...
April 16, 2008 12:00 AM
Blossman in hot water, Pinac not running against Boustany and more BLOSSMAN IN HOT WATER OVER PITCH FOR ACADIAN SALESMAN Public Service Commissioner Jay Blossman can now officially be counted in the politicians-without-a-clue category. Blossman thinks ...
April 9, 2008 12:00 AM
Tony Tramel's need for speed, Pastorek's raise halted and more TONY TRAMEL’S NEED FOR SPEED? While Lafayette Consolidated Government struggles with how to deal with the flood of violations being issued by its controversial SafeSpeed and SafeLight ...
April 2, 2008 12:00 AM
Bush to attend Kennedy fund-raiser, Michot's fund-raiser and more BUSH TO ATTEND KENNEDY FUND-RAISER If there were any doubt about the national Republican Party’s commitment to his U.S. Senate campaign, state Treasurer John Kennedy removed it last ...
March 26, 2008 12:00 AM
Langlinais seeks $20,000 in vacation pay, bills seek to raise college tutition and more LANGLINAIS SEEKING UP TO $20,000 IN VACATION PAY Former Iberia Parish President Will Langlinais, who resigned from office in July 2007 after pleading guilty to ...

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