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Sue Lincoln

“I intend to issue a call to bring the Legislature into session to address the shortfall,” Governor John Bel Edwards told the Joint Budget Committee Friday. He advised them to prepare to be in session from February 13th through 23rd.


Sean Gardner

“This is – from my standpoint – one of the worst cases of Monday morning quarterbacking that I’ve ever seen,” former state Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham said Thursday.

Barham, who served as DWF Secretary throughout the Jindal administration, was on the defensive, responding to a legislative audit questioning several million dollars of the agency’s spending, primarily in the seafood testing program following the BP oil spill.


courtesy LA DOTD

After last August’s floods, many claimed the Comite River Diversion Canal would have prevented much of the damage.

“Most people would not have flooded, but this traumatic event happened because of ineffectiveness,” says Denham Springs Representative Valarie Hodges.


Louisiana’s senior Senator, Republican Bill Cassidy, presented a possible replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act Monday. 


Sue Lincoln

The phrase “riding circuit” may call up images of the Old West, but the current reality does not involve horses or clouds of dust.

“Will everyone please rise? Oyez, oyez, oyez. The honorable Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana is now in session.”

The Louisiana Supreme Court “rode circuit” Monday, hearing oral arguments on two cases at LSU Law Center. 

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