In Secret Recording, Eddie Rispone Claims High-Dollar Fundraisers “More Important” Than Attending Debates
“... the time that it takes to get ready for those, when I need to be doing this,” Rispone said during a top-dollar fundraiser at the home of a Monroe oil and gas executive.
The unearthing of the common existence of black schooner captains and crews throughout the 19th Century has profound effects on the history of the Gulf Coast. In the second of three installments, author Troy Gilbert looks into the unnamed hurricane of 1893, made famous by Kate Chopin in her book The Awakening, and identifies that many of the schooners and luggers that sank in the storm were crewed by black watermen and captains.
In her debut memoir, Broom misapprehends the geography of the city and reveals a disorientation with the lived experiences of Black New Orleans.
60 Years Ago, JFK Attended the 23rd International Rice Festival in Crowley. For the First Time, Here Are the Color Photos.
At the invitation of Judge Edmund Reggie, John F. Kennedy was the guest of honor at the 23rd annual International Rice Festival in Crowley, where he was joined by his wife Jackie.
In the late summer of 1999, after a career spanning more than four decades, Andy Barousse (pronounced BAH-roos) finally decided it was time to pass the reins of the family business over to his 35-year-old son Robby. Andy had been in charge since 1968; it was the same job his father had held until the day he died. For 59 of the past 68 years, the Acadia Parish Clerk of Court’s Office has been led by three generations of Barousse men. It is supposed to be an...
OPINIONS AND COMMENTARY
Among Medicare enrollees, in 2013, the year before running for Congress, Ralph Abraham ranked as the 11th most prolific family practice opioid prescriber in Louisiana.
BRIEFLY SPEAKING PODCAST
In 1991, David Duke lost in a landslide against Edwin Edwards in Louisiana's most consequential gubernatorial election in a century. Back then, Duke publicly presented himself as a moderate conservative in an attempt to distance himself from his toxic, racist past. Today, two GOP candidates seem to be rummaging through Duke's baggage to see what fits.
THE CAPITOL BRIEF by Sue Lincoln
“I don’t know what Bible they’re readin’, but that’s not what my Bible says.” – Michelle Perkins
"If our costs spike because of an economic downturn, we've got to find the money to pay for it." -- Conrad Appel
“This is protecting small businesses from big financial institutions that make social policies that are discriminatory." -- Rep. Blake Miguez
“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in.” – Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1865
“As I was motivatin' over the hill I saw Maybellene in a coup de ville. A Cadillac a-rollin' on the open road, Nothin' will outrun my V8 Ford…. Maybellene, why can't you be true? Oh…” – Chuck Berry, “Maybellene”
"I look forward to working with the Legislature to approve a responsible budget." - Gov. John Bel Edwards
No one agrees to pay $100 million unless they believe it's possible they'll be found guilty of owing much more.
hinky: adjective. A word which means questionable, unreliable, suspect. It refers to something which is not quite right, something out of place, causing concern.
WRECKED: HOW CAR INSURANCE TAKES LOUISIANA FOR A RIDE
In what amounts to a deployment penalty, several large Louisiana car insurers raise rates, in some cases by nearly 30%, on National Guard...
Since 2015, Donelon has received more than $680,000 in campaign donations from insurance companies and agents.
The research highlights a problem that impacts a significant proportion of Louisiana drivers, yet one that was apparently unknown to Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon.
On April 15th, when state Rep. Kirk Talbot first introduced HB 372, a now-defeated proposal that had been known as the...
VIDEO: Douglas Heller, Nationally-Acclaimed Auto Insurance Expert, Eviscerates LABI-Backed “Reform” Bill
If you’ve had a hard time understanding why car insurance became such a thorny issue this session, watch this video.
This afternoon, following a nearly four hour-long debate, Louisiana state Rep. Kirk Talbot’s sweeping tort reform...