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Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature

TheLens2by Tyler Bridges of The Lens

A high-profile lawsuit filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East is not the only lawsuit under assault by the oil and gas industry and its allies in the state Legislature.

Louisiana-house-repsby Tyler Bridges

Less than three weeks before the annual legislative session begins, Gov. Bobby Jindal has shown few signs of wanting to use his remaining political capital to tackle any of the major problems that bedevil the state.

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 by Tyler Bridges of The Lens

Louisiana’s congressional delegates typically have kept their distance from legislative business in Baton Rouge, focusing their attention on political affairs in Washington, D.C.

Friday, 17 January 2014 14:19
Critics: Mitch Landrieu's one team, is his

landrieu-press-superbowl-webcastIf you’re not on Mitch Landrieu’s team, people say, he’ll fight back by pulling city contracts, removing you from boards and committees, and dressing you down. The mayor says there’s no evidence of such retaliation, and that he’s tangled with entrenched political interests.

On the day he became mayor nearly four years ago, Mitch Landrieu delivered a stirring inaugural address. He concluded it by repeating a slogan from his campaign.

jindal-historicFresh off a stinging political defeat in a northeast Louisiana congressional race, Gov. Bobby Jindal is facing calls to re-engage with Louisiana residents and elected officials rather than travel about the nation in pursuit of his evident presidential ambitions.

landrieu-press-superbowl-webcastMayor Mitch Landrieu on Friday applied for $100 million in state funds for the redevelopment of the abandoned Charity Hospital building. Landrieu wants to move City Hall and Civil District Court into the refashioned building that would be called the Civic Center.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 13:35
The tale of two Louisiana economies

moretFor months, Gov. Bobby Jindal has boasted that Louisiana has a lower unemployment rate than the national average.

FamilyFeud1Gov. Bobby Jindal is five-for-five in an area where he gets no points for perfection.




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