YOUR DAILY BRIEFING
Lafayette-based entrepreneur Ken Miller launches Blackthorn PAC to challenge the seditious and dystopian vision of America championed by a congressman who pals around with anti-government militia groups.
When you type “1301 Kentucky St.” in Google Maps, a pretty nondescript white-painted warehouse pops up in a pretty average looking neighborhood - average for New Orleans, anyway. People may walk by, and likely not give it another look,...
Ray Davis, better known as musician and psychedelic guru Ray Bong, celebrated his 65th birthday in January, 16 years after speaking to Rush Limbaugh on-air, and setting the lie show host straight about the suffering in New Orleans. Ray...
The iconic American folk artist Clementine Hunter conducted a series of oral interviews in the 1970s. For the first time ever, a transcript of one of those interviews is being made available to the public on the Bayou Brief, courtesy of LSUA's Sue Eakin Archives.
“It’s the end of the world, as we know it (and I feel fine.) – R.E.M.
"We have to do something to keep this industry here. If we do not, the state of Louisiana will shrivel up and die!” -- Rep. Stuart Bishop, Ways and Means chairman
House Majority Leader wants to make Governor a "toothless pitbull"
"Let not thy right hand know what thy left hand is doing." Matthew 6:3 (KJV)
Despite the Governor’s extension of the statewide stay-at home proclamation to May 15, despite a House member having died from COVID-19, and despite the...
Decoding loaded language veiled in patriotism
OPINIONS AND COMMENTARY
WRECKED: HOW CAR INSURANCE TAKES LOUISIANA FOR A RIDE
It is impossible to separate the well-funded campaign for "tort reform" and the proposals in the Louisiana legislature to change state law, under the pretense of lowering auto insurance premiums, with the legacy of Big Tobacco.
Following the defeat of a thinly-disguised series of so-called "tort reforms" that were marketed to the public as a way to decrease the price of car insurance in Louisiana, conservative lawmakers and their patrons at the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) are once again attempting to push through legislation that would bargain away the legal rights of innocent victims.
In what amounts to a deployment penalty, several large Louisiana car insurers raise rates, in some cases by nearly 30%, on National Guard members and other military...
Since 2015, Donelon has received more than $680,000 in campaign donations from insurance companies and agents.
The research highlights a problem that impacts a significant proportion of Louisiana drivers, yet one that was apparently unknown to Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon.
On April 15th, when state Rep. Kirk Talbot first introduced HB 372, a now-defeated proposal that had been known as the Omnibus Premium Reduction...
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell pitches voters on a ballot proposition she claims would fund an early childhood education program, but read the fine print.
A former teacher at the high school inside New Orleans' jail can’t believe what he’s hearing.
“A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind
In her debut memoir, Broom misapprehends the geography of the city and reveals a disorientation with the lived experiences of Black New Orleans.
“... the time that it takes to get ready for those, when I need to be doing this,” Rispone said during a top-dollar fundraiser at the home of a Monroe oil and gas executive.