party switch en Republicans Gain Supermajority in State Senate <p>Another Louisiana State Senator has jumped the aisle to the Republican party.</p><p>Sen. Rick Ward, who represents parts of the Capitol Region, from Port Allen into Assumption Parish, gives the Republicans a supermajority in the Senate. Several kinds of measures are constitutionally required to pass with a two-thirds vote, like tax increases and procedural items after a certain date near the end of the session.</p><p>The Louisiana House alliance of fiscally conservative Republicans and Democrats may have a harder time facing the Senate next session.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:33:04 +0000 Kelly Connelly 13430 at FRIDAY: State Senator Elbert Guillory, LSUMOA's Fairleigh Cook Jackson <p>Another visit with Opelousas state Senator Elbert Guillory, who recently switched to the GOP; making him the only black Republican in the state legislature. Guillory's video explaining why has gone viral, and he's appeared on numerous national talk shows.</p><p>Also, Fairleigh Cook Jackson, from the LSU Museum of Art, talks about the 10th anniversary of Art Melt</p><p></p><p><em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:21:22 +0000 Jim Engster 13188 at