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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.

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The 14th Month Of 2020

13th Ward Ramblings on Carnival past and present, Stephen Perry and the New Orleans tourism cabal.

Who Do You Play For?

Personal profits triumph over needs of people that certain politicians presumably represent

A tribute to the Louisiana resident who pushed back against Rush Limbaugh’s on-air Katrina misinformation campaign

Ray Davis, better known as musician and psychedelic guru Ray Bong, celebrated his 65th birthday in January, 16 years after speaking to Rush Limbaugh...
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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.
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The Brazen Cajun

Louisiana's attorney general is now considered a leading contender in the 2023 governor's race, but while his record of intransigent and pugilistic partisanship may have made him into a force among the far-right, it also threatens to undermine his credibility with an electorate that scrutinizes gubernatorial candidates far more extensively than the electorate that shows up during federal elections. In this sweeping review of Landry's career in politics, we consider the issues most likely to dominate any discussion about whether he is qualified to lead one of the most diverse and most economically disadvantaged states in the nation.
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The 14th Month Of 2020

13th Ward Ramblings on Carnival past and present, Stephen Perry and the New Orleans tourism cabal.

Who Do You Play For?

Personal profits triumph over needs of people that certain politicians presumably represent

A tribute to the Louisiana resident who pushed back against Rush Limbaugh’s on-air Katrina misinformation campaign

Ray Davis, better known as musician and psychedelic guru Ray Bong, celebrated his 65th birthday in January, 16 years after speaking to Rush Limbaugh...