Newly-elected State Treasurer John Schroder campaigned for a job he never fully understood, and as he demonstrated in a recent state bond commission meeting, his ignorance isn’t just embarrassing; it’s bad for business.
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The House Majority Whip’s remarkable recovery after an assassination attempt compelled and inspired Americans. If he runs to replace Paul Ryan, he’ll need to do something else courageous: Confront the scandal that nearly toppled his political career.
During the past 20 years, a small group of anti-government ideologues has transformed state politics by preaching fiscal responsibility. Quietly, they’ve also collected billions in tax breaks, incentives, and government contracts. Part one of an ongoing series.
83 years after Huey P. Long’s death, it is time for the Louisiana State Police to acknowledge what the work of historians and forensic scientists has revealed.
There’s one question no reporter has yet to ask Stormy Daniels.
In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History.
Louisiana’s Department of Justice is currently being led by people who have repeatedly proven to care more about the profits and public image of Big Oil and chemical companies than about the state’s environment or those who live in our most vulnerable communities, even if it poses a danger to first responders.
There is a coordinated effort by Republicans to deny Gov. Edwards, a Democrat, a solvent budget, even if it means sabotaging the state’s credit rating, jeopardizing college scholarships, eliminating the services upon which disabled people rely every single day, and pretending as if hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients should be investigated for fraud.
In recognition of Women’s History month, The Bayou Brief features a multi-part series on the career of former three-term U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, arguably the most accomplished woman in Louisiana political history.
Mardi Gras in New Orleans should be unifying, not divisive. This year, the “Lost Causers” and the “Chadders” tried their best to ruin the fun.