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Sue Lincoln

Governor John Bel Edwards took Attorney General Jeff Landry to court Monday, asking Judge Don Johnson to order the A.G. to do his job.

“The judge basically said that this procedural device, a writ of mandamus, is not available to the Governor in this case,” Matthew Block, the governor's executive counsel, said of the ruling against the governor’s case.

U.S Senator David Vitter

The Restore Louisiana Commission second meeting began with some good news about federal flood aid.

“We’ve gotten about $438-million dollars in the initial down payment,” U.S Senator Bill Cassidy told the group charged with coordinating flood recovery spending.


After getting two extensions on their report deadline, the Tax Structure Task Force was asked to update legislative fiscal committees on their progress Thursday.

Revenue Secretary Kimberly Robinson, co-chair of the Task Force, said while they've finalized some

recommendations, they're still grappling with inventory tax.

Wallis Watkins

Former state lawmaker Troy Hebert, an independent candidate for U.S. Senate, is suing to halt the debate LPB and the Council for A Better Louisiana are putting on next week.

“The million dollar criteria, I just can’t see how it’s constitutional,” Hebert said, referring to the list of requirements for inclusion in the debate.

Sue Lincoln

It’s been nine months now since Governor John Bel Edwards was inaugurated. At a Business and Industry Leaders luncheon Tuesday in Baton Rouge, he reflected on all that has happened in Louisiana since then.