June 24, 2009 01:52 PM
Brigadier Gen. Hunt Downer and Natural Resources Secretary Scott Angelle are both being encouraged to launch separate bids next year for the 3rd Congressional District, which encompasses portions of Acadiana. In interviews this week, neither would reject ...
June 24, 2009 12:00 AM
As the regular session wraps up this week, we recap the brightest and bawdiest moments with our 1st Golden Boudin Awards. “There are two things you don’t want to see being made: Louisiana laws and boudin,” according to an ancient political ...
June 19, 2009 09:30 AM
Just a perfect day, Problems all left alone, Weekenders on our own. It’s such fun. —Lou Reed, “Perfect Day” (1972) There are only six days remaining in the regular session — a normally-hectic time for lawmakers — but you couldn’t ...
June 19, 2009 09:27 AM
The state Senate is expected to vote on legislation as early as Sunday afternoon that would officially recognize the town of Henderson as the “Gateway to the Atchafalaya Basin.” House Concurrent Resolution 117 also designates a nearby portion of La ...
June 10, 2009 12:00 AM
As Congressman Charlie Melancon draws potential challengers for his 2010 re-election bid, national Democrats are urging him to switch races and take on U.S. Sen. David Vitter. U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon of Napoleonville might be the top Louisiana ...
June 8, 2009 12:38 PM
Legislation that would have brought together the bayou parishes region with Acadiana in an effort to place the conversion of I-49 South on solid asphalt appears to have run out of gas with less than three weeks remaining in the regular session. Members ...
June 3, 2009 12:00 AM
Behind the scenes with Scott Angelle He’s in the back corner of the House chamber, where the lobbying elite sit cramped in two rows of chairs against the rear wall (coach seating is on the other end) and the north side’s long line of windows give ...
May 29, 2009 11:43 AM
When Congress sent a proposed constitutional amendment for women’s rights to the states more than 37 years ago, Louisiana was never officially given the opportunity to weigh in on the still-controversial issue. But during the seven years following ...
May 29, 2009 11:39 AM
A House committee has approved a trio of bills aimed at changing the way the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission considers and adopts policies. After hours of debate earlier this week, the House Natural Resources Committee endorsed the bills and sent them ...
May 27, 2009 12:00 AM
Five things about the ongoing regular session that make absolutely no sense whatsoever. Springtime weather in south Louisiana; property tax assessments; the feu follet; the proliferation of nutria in the Bayou State; and hog’s head cheese — these ...

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