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‘LaPolitics’: Insurance commissioner reflects on session

LaPolitics: What is your overall take on the regular session? Commissioner of Insurance Tim Temple: Thanks to strong leadership from Gov. Jeff Landry and legislators,...

‘LaPolitics’: New secretary of state goes 11-for-11 during session

During her first statewide campaign last year, Secretary of State Nancy Landry was sometimes asked if she was related to the gubernatorial frontrunner, or...

‘LaPolitics’: Health chair talks about noncompete agreements for doctors

LaPolitics: Previous attempts to limit noncompete agreements for doctors have been highly controversial. How did you get your Senate Bill 165 to the point...

‘LaPolitics’: Regular session may be over, but the drama continues

After spending the better part of five months in session—from organizational and redistricting to crime and regular—lawmakers, lobbyists, staffers, reporters, activists, hangers-on and rouges...

‘LaPolitics’: State will soon see a GOP registration plurality

Republicans will have a plurality of registered voters in the once-Democratic stronghold of Louisiana in two to four years, based on statistical trends and...

‘LaPolitics’: Legislative spending bills prepped for passage

The final days of the state appropriations process can sometimes be filled with suspense when there are deep cuts to be made, or lots...

‘LaPolitics’: DOTD reorganization will be privately funded

The Louisiana Coalition to Fix Our Roads, an advocacy group of contractors, concrete firms and others, has been asked by Gov. Jeff Landry to...

‘LaPolitics’: EBR mayoral race will be a ballot highlighter

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated since its original publication to reflect that as reported by The Advocate, $13.4 million in federal housing grants...

Garret Graves announces his intent to run for reelection

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves on Friday announced his intent to run for reelection, though he is not yet sure which district he will run...

Louisiana’s congressional map for this fall’s elections is set

A congressional map creating Louisiana’s second majority-Black district will be used in this fall’s elections despite being rejected by three federal judges earlier this...

‘LaPolitics’: Gov. Landry’s national political profile is on the rise

Jeff Landry will be the keynote speaker for the Tennessee Republican Party’s 47th annual Statesmen’s Dinner—an early indicator national GOP influencers view Louisiana’s governor...

‘LaPolitics’: Political professionals are forced to navigate map uncertainty

As the courts continue to wade through our congressional map drama, some donors, consultants and others who spend or make money on Louisiana politics...

‘LaPolitics’: Tort reform speedbumps at Capitol

Insurance Commissioner Tim Temple’s legislative agenda hit its first major roadblock last week in the Senate Judiciary A Committee, a place where tort reformers'...

‘LaPolitics’: Kirk Talbot talks about how to move the needle on homeowner rates 

LaPolitics: Critics say the Legislature has been approving "pro-industry" legislation regarding insurance while rejecting "pro-consumer" legislation. How do you respond to this complaint? Senate Insurance...

‘LaPolitics’: Truckers make appeals on insurance, regulatory issues

LaPolitics: Is your membership pleased with the progress so far of legislation meant to address the legal climate and insurance costs experienced by the...

‘LaPolitics’: Fundraising is also on this session’s agenda

House and Governmental Affairs Chair Beau Beaullieu says his first election to the lower chamber cost his campaign $300,000. But that was five years...

‘LaPolitics’: Six questions for the House education chair

LaPolitics: What led you to run for office? House Education Chair Laurie Schlegel: When I was fresh out of college, I joined a Young Republicans...

’LaPolitics’: Gov. Landry is making aggressive tax changes

Gov. Jeff Landry replaced the entire membership of the Louisiana Tax Commission roughly a month ago, on Feb. 23, quietly marking the beginning of...

‘LaPolitics’: A Q&A with NFIB’s Leah Long on what’s impacting Louisiana businesses

LaPolitics: What were you doing before you joined NFIB, and what is your new role with the business organization? Leah Long, state director of National...

‘LaPolitics’: Will constitutional chatter dominate legislative workflow?

Larry Bagley was a young teacher fresh out of college in 1972, when Louisiana was preparing to hold the constitutional convention that produced our...