Sue Lincoln

Sue Lincoln
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Sue Lincoln is a veteran and widely-respected reporter who has been covering Louisiana politics for nearly three decades. Originally from Long Beach, California, Sue’s career in journalism began on the radio in Los Angeles. After moving to Louisiana, Sue earned her bachelor’s degree. For ten years, from 2000-2010, she was the Assistant News Director at Louisiana Network. Sue also worked as the education reporter for Louisiana Public Broadcasting and has contributed to various state publications as a freelance journalist. But she is perhaps best known as the voice of the popular politics Capitol Access.

Blame Claims: Who is Responsible for the House Impasse?

“You guys can have different opinions, but you can't have your own facts.” – Representative Ted James (D-Baton Rouge)

Spinning in Circles: House Bills Move, But Is It Forward Motion?

An old riddle asks, "Why did the dog chase his tail?" To make ends meet.

Keeping Score: Influencing Special Session Outcomes

Is the LABI "scorecard" prompting some lawmakers to push back against the new agreement for addressing the fiscal cliff?

Another Battle of Biblical Proportions in Louisiana House Committee

Could the failure of Medicaid restriction bills signify a parting of the Red Sea?

Louisiana’s “Disciples of No” are ignoring the warning signs

Yesterday, a small group of Republican state legislators, often known as the Jindal Caucus, inserted a poison pill amendment that they realized would blow up negotiations. The problem is they have no end game, and moderate Republicans are growing increasingly frustrated.

Day 2: Forging Ahead

Heated at times, House committees hammered away at some of the special session bills.   On the second day of 2018's special session, Louisiana's Republican House...

“The Problems We Face Are Not New”: Promises vs. Partisanship

"We've been through this song and dance before. The problems that we face are not new,” Governor John Bel Edwards said, as he addressed...

Special Session: Who Will Go Home Hungry?

Following the failure to pass any tax reform measures during the 2017 regular legislative session, two things became clear: (1) a 2018 special session...

Does the upcoming special session have to be a “no-win scenario”?

Before next week's special session, Gov. Edwards should consider renting the classic 1982 movie "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."

In a letter to Gov. Edwards, Speaker Barras peddles a can of red herrings

In her debut column with The Bayou Brief, Sue Lincoln unpacks the budget priorities listed in a recent letter by Speaker Taylor Barras.