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Alford: New strategy lifting Legislative Black Caucus

While the Legislative Black Caucus has a long and proud history in the Louisiana Legislature, the last two terms have seen the organization ramp...

Alford: Legislative session will continue to reverberate

When he made his way out of the House chamber last week, just moments after lawmakers adjourned the 2021 regular session, Rep. Raymond Crews...

Alford: Jockeying for governor’s race underway

At this point during the last open gubernatorial cycle, in the summer of 2013, then-Rep. John Bel Edwards was preparing to take his long...
JR Ball Louisiana Baton Rouge

JR Ball: What the BREC is going on with Bodi White?

Why is state Sen. Bodi White so determined to break the Baton Rouge suburbs away from BREC and start an independent parks department?

Riegel: A realistic look at flooding in Baton Rouge

Flooding is a worsening problem in Baton Rouge and across Louisiana but are we really getting serious about addressing the situation?

Publisher: Honoring Louisiana’s revolutionary, Buddy Roemer

Remembering former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer, a man who was a revolutionary and a leader in both business and politics.

Alford: Sales tax becomes a last-minute issue

With roughly a week to go until the regular session can be adjourned, lawmakers are tying up loose ends. The state operating budget has been...

Alford: Progress and pain at the state Capitol

"This bill has a long way to go and a short time to get there.” That’s what Ways and Means Chair Stuart Bishop, R-Lafayette, told...

Alford: Tax reform easier said than done

This week marks the midpoint of the Louisiana Legislature’s regular session, so lawmakers are halfway to somewhere. I wish I could offer a more...
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JR Ball: The Louisiana curse of resource abundance

If Louisiana hopes to actually compete in an economy powered by knowledge and innovation then it needs to end its resource curse.