Roger Villere's run as state party GOP chairman ends after 14 years
Posted on 2/23/2018 11:36:00 AM.
Louisiana Republican Party Roger Chairman Villere will relinquish his role on Saturday after serving for 14-years. It’s believed he’s the longest serving chairman to lead a state Republican Party in the country. Villere says during that time, the political demographics have certainly changed, making the GOP the dominant party for statewide offices.
 
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State leaders spar ahead of special session
Posted on 1/3/2018 3:52:00 AM.

The looming fiscal cliff has party leaders preparing for a series of tense negotiations ahead of a January 19th deadline imposed by Governor John Bel Edwards. That deadline was set with the hope that legislative leaders would have the framework for a deal to address an imminent one billion dollar shortfall. State Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere is not happy with the governor’s deadline…


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Budget and future gubernatorial race among top 2018 political stories
Posted on 1/3/2018 3:00:00 AM.
So what does 2018 hold for state politics? University of Louisiana at Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says the Legislature and Governor John Bel Edwards have a long road facing them after the one cent sales tax falls off the books June 30th, leaving Louisiana with a one-billion-dollar deficit.
 
"I think that's going to be the top story, how the legislature finds a way in this adversarial partisan era to balance the budget," Cross said.
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Two years from now, Louisiana voters likely getting ready for a gubernatorial runoff
Posted on 10/17/2017 11:24:00 AM.

Two years from now, Louisiana voters will likely be gearing up for a gubernatorial runoff election. GOP Chairman Roger Villere says they plan to go after current Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards in a big away. He says Edwards does not share many of the conservative beliefs of Louisiana voters.
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House to take up proposed gas tax hike
Posted on 5/24/2017 3:16:00 AM.

Today lawmakers in the House are expected to debate raising the state’s gasoline tax for the first time in 27 years. A proposal by Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter would up the tax by 17 cents a gallon. President of the Council for a Better Louisiana, Barry Erwin says more revenue is needed to pay for better roads.
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Louisiana Republicans flock to Washington for inauguration
Posted on 1/19/2017 4:46:00 AM.

Hundreds of Louisiana Republicans are gathering in Washington ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere says everyone is excited about watching Mr. Trump take the oath of office to become the 45th President of the United States.
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Vice President-elect Pence to hold get out and vote rally in New Orleans
Posted on 12/2/2016 2:37:00 AM.

Vice President-elect Mike Pence will be in New Orleans tomorrow hosting a get-out-the vote rally to spotlight the U.S. Senate race. Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere says Pence will voters to head to the polls on December 10th and cast their ballot for Republican Treasurer John Kennedy.
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Louisiana GOP sending volunteers to campaign in Florida
Posted on 10/28/2016 9:37:00 AM.
The Republican Party in Louisiana is so sure Donald Trump has locked up the votes here, they are sending its volunteers to Florida -- a battleground which accounts for 29 electoral votes. Party chair Roger Villere says it's part of a nationwide effort among GOP members to go door to door in the Sunshine State.
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Former-Klansman David Duke enters US Senate race
Posted on 7/22/2016 3:18:00 PM.

Former state legislator and ex-Klansman David Duke has entered the race for the open Senate seat in Louisiana. He says he will run on the same campaign principles he has for decades and standing up for the rights of European Americans.
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Baton Rouge police shooting being felt at RNC
Posted on 7/19/2016 6:51:00 AM.

The tragic police shooting in Baton Rouge is being felt at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere says many people attending the convention are praying Baton Rouge, especially the families of the police officers who were killed.
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