“It’s like buzzards flying around Louisiana, ready to swoop in on the carcasses we leave behind.” — Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne
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Lingering tensions prompt one House Republican to give up committee chairmanship
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.
Over 1100 bills have been prefiled, but few — if any — involve new solutions or ideas.
For the past two years, State Rep. Cameron Henry (R-Metairie) has claimed an income range of between $38,000 to $78,000. Last year, his campaign and PAC spent more than $120,000, far more than any other current member of the legislature.
Special session ends with plenty of rancor — and not much else.
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.
On Oscar night in Hollywood, Louisiana’s House leadership re-enacted the plot of 1974’s best picture “The Sting.”
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.
Name-calling, bogus votes push Louisiana House closer to special session failure