|Posted on 3/4/2018 7:41:00 PM.|
All hope appears is lost that the state legislature will pass any tax legislation to address a nearly one-billion dollar shortfall. A sales tax bill that would provide nearly 300-million dollars in revenues was defeated soundly for a second time last night. Jeremy Alford, the publisher of LaPolitics.com was there for the vote.
"That sales tax bill is the linchpin to this entire special session," Alford said. "It didn't just fail, it went down in flames, a 33-70 vote."
|Louisiana, sales tax, John Bel Edwards, special session, Jeremy Alford, LaPolitics.com|
|Posted on 10/3/2017 2:48:00 AM.|
Early voting for the October 14th election is underway, and most people still don't know about the race for state treasurer. That's according to LaPolitics.com Publisher Jeremy Alford who says even donors aren't writing checks the way the normally do. He says that's partly because wealthy leaders and activists have just been through an active three year election cycle.
|Jeremy Alford, LaPolitics.com, state treasurer, Neil Riser|
|Posted on 9/14/2017 6:08:00 AM.|
One month from today is the general election for State Treasurer. Three Republican candidates are raising money. There’s also a Democrat and Libertarian on the ballot. Publisher of Lapolitics.com, Jeremy Alford, says Columbia Senator Neil Riser has been the most active in televising advertising.
|State Treasurer, Jeremy Alford, Lapolitics.com|
|Posted on 7/19/2017 4:25:00 AM.|
As the race for State Treasurer is underway, now might be a good time to start the conversation about eliminating the position for good. That’s according Jeremy Alford, the publisher of LaPolitics.com, who says this is the first time in 17 years there has been an open race for the seat.
|state treasurer, election 2017, Jeremy Alford, LaPolitics.com|
|Posted on 6/18/2017 6:17:00 AM.|
Legislators struggled to approve a budget this year and the state’s financial woes will only look worse next year. That’s because one-point-two billion dollars in temporary taxes will expire in July 2018. Publisher of Lapolitics.com, Jeremy Alford, says state lawmakers face more difficult decisions.
|Louisiana legislature, Jeremy Alford, Lapolitics.com, |
|Posted on 5/25/2017 6:59:00 AM.|
With only two weeks left in the legislative session, lawmakers are not close to agreeing on a budget for next fiscal year and addressing the loss of over a billion dollars in temporary taxes that are set to expire in July 2018. That’s according to Jeremy Alford of LaPolitics.com.
|legislative session, budget deficit, Jeremy Alford, LaPolitics.com|
|Posted on 12/28/2016 2:53:00 AM.|
2016 was quite a hectic year for Louisiana politics. Jeremy Alford of LaPolitics.com says the top political story of the year was Republican Taylor Barras being elected as speaker of the House rather than Governor John Bel Edwards’ pick of Democratic Representative Walt Leger. He says this is the first time in modern history that the governor did not hand select the speaker.
|2016, politics, Jeremy Alford, Lapolitics.com|
|Posted on 11/22/2016 3:41:00 AM.|
A number of Louisiana Republicans have had their names tossed around as potentially working in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. Jeremy Alford of LaPolitics.com says Trump’s campaign team in Louisiana is putting names together and sending them to the transition team.
|President-elect Trump, Donald Trump, Lapolitics.com, Jeremy Alford|
|Posted on 10/24/2016 3:04:00 AM.|
With only 15 days before the U.S. Senate election in Louisiana, we’ll
likely hear a lot more from the major candidates. Lapolitics.com publisher
Jeremy Alford says get ready to see and hear radio and TV campaign advertisements
and a fair share of attack ads from third party groups.
|U.S. Senate race, Congressional election, Lapolitics.com, Jeremy Alford|
|Posted on 10/17/2016 1:54:00 AM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry are in court today after the governor sued the AG for blocking state legal contracts that had wording to protect members of the LGBT community from workplace discrimination. Jeremy Alford of Lapoltics.com says it’s very unusual to see statewide elected officials sue another.
|John Bel Edwards, Jeff Landry, LGBT, Lapolitics.com, Jeremy Alford|
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