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Louisiana’s Fourth Branch of Government, 1976-1991

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.

More than a year later, experts continue to question the legality of Sen. Kennedy’s $2.4 million donation to a SuperPAC.

A person very close to Sen. Kennedy, who asked to speak on the condition of anonymity, believes the complaints are nothing more than sour grapes and fake news promoted by his opponents and his most vociferous partisan critics. However, there are many others who contend that Kennedy’s actions violated both the spirit and the letter of the law and demonstrated a clear-cut lack of integrity and willingness to dismiss the values to which an ethical leader should aspire.

Bienvenue en Louisiane.

Join us this weekend in New Orleans for the first-ever Unrig the System Summit

The event is being hosted by Represent.us, a non-profit organization that seeks to “bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections,” and The Bayou Brief is proud to be one of two Louisiana-based sponsors, along with our friends at Louisiana Progress.