Steve Scalise: One Year After Assassination Attempt
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.
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Rep. Blake Miguez says certain House Republicans may lose interest in voting for tax bills
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.

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A proposal to increase hunting and fishing license fees failed to pass the House
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.

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Barras elected new Louisiana House Speaker
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.  
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Governor-elect Edwards supports Walt Leger as state House Speaker
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

At least 77-percent of state legislature will be decided by the end of Saturday's primary
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

Fleming endorses Scalice in House Majority Leader race
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.  
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State congressmen speak about House Speaker John Boehner's resignation
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.  
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Alexandria Rep. Lance Harris re-elected after opponent drops out
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

Cigarette tax bill goes to conference committee
Posted on 6/9/2015 12:38:00 PM.
The state House has sent legislation that would raise the tax on cigarettes to a conference committee to work out the differences between the two chambers.  The House passed the measure raising the tax to 68 cents per pack.  
Louisiana, House of Representatives, budget, taxes, cigarette, Lance Harris, Jay Morris, Harold Ritchie, conference committee

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