|Posted on 11/8/2018 6:12:00 AM.|
The state legislature has lost six lawmakers who were elected to other government positions. Eight state representatives chose to ran for another office and only Rick Edmonds and Julie Stokes failed in their bids to leave the legislature. Lapolitics.com publisher Jeremy Alford cites a laundry list of reasons on why lawmakers no longer want the job. More
|Jeremy Alford, House of Representatives, Julie Stokes, Rick Edmonds|
|Posted on 6/14/2018 6:00:00 AM.|
Today marks the one year anniversary of the shooting of US Representative Steve Scalise. Scalise was hit in the hip by assault rifle fire in a politically motivated shooting that targeted Republican legislators at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia.
Scalise says his recovery was a tough journey, but he made it through with help from his family.
|House of Representatives, Steve Scalise, Shooting Anniversary, District 1|
|Posted on 6/6/2018 1:07:00 PM.|
Conservatives in the House are punching back again the Governor’s claims that they’re at fault for the legislative gridlock and partisan conflicts that grounded yet another special session. Erath Representative Blake Miguez says after a House tax plan that raised 400-million dollars was rejected, some Republicans may be losing interest in voting for any revenue measure.
|Blake Miguez, House of Representatives, John Bel Edwards|
|Posted on 4/23/2018 5:46:00 PM.|
A proposal to
increase fees for hunting and fishing licenses failed to get the necessary 70
votes to pass the House. The legislation would raise an additional 6.8 million dollars a year for Wildlife and Fisheries, who says the
increase is necessary to help sustain the department for years to come. But Erath Representative Blake Miguez says if LDWF needs more money, they can get
it from the Conservation fund.
|LDWF, hunting and fishing licences, House of Representatives|
|Posted on 1/11/2016 11:51:00 AM.|
Louisiana's new Speaker of the House is Republican New Iberia Representative Taylor Barras. Barras defeated Governor John Bel Edwards' candidate New Orleans Democrat Walt Leger in a runoff.
|Louisiana, politics, House of Representatives, Speaker of the House, Taylor Barras, Stuart Bishop|
|Posted on 12/2/2015 11:20:00 AM.|
Governor-elect John Bel Edwards has publicly endorsed New Orleans Democrat Walt Leger as the next state Speaker of the House. Edwards spoke about the Speaker position at a joint news conference with Governor Bobby Jindal.
|Louisiana, politics, John Bel Edwards, Walt Leger, House of Representatives, Speaker|
|Posted on 10/20/2015 10:52:00 AM.|
After Saturday night's primary election, at least 77-percent of the state House and Senate races will be decided. LaPolitics-dot-com Publisher Jeremy Alford says that's based on the number of lawmakers running without opposition and the number of legislative races involving just two candidates.
|Louisiana, politics, election, House of Representatives, Senate, Jeremy Alford|
|Posted on 10/5/2015 1:26:00 PM.|
Minden Congressman John Fleming has thrown his support behind Metairie Representative Steve Scalise in his bid to become House Majority Leader. Fleming says electing Scalise would be good for the country and good for Louisiana.
|John Fleming, Steve Scalise, House of Representatives, Majority Leader|
|Posted on 9/25/2015 12:37:00 PM.|
Ohio Republican Congressman John Boehner has announced he will step down as Speaker of the House. The decision reportedly came after intense pressure from conservative Republicans for him to take a harder line on their causes.
|John Boehner, United States, House of Representatives, Speaker of the House, John Fleming, Garret Graves|
|Posted on 9/24/2015 10:44:00 AM.|
Alexandria Representative Lance Harris has been re-elected to his state House seat after his lone opponent withdrew from next month's election. The Secretary of State's Office reports that Vivian Brossett of Boyce dropped out of the race for the District 25 House seat.
|Louisiana, House of Representatives, District 25, Lance Harris, Vivian Brossett, Rapides Parish, Alexandria|
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