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LaPolitics: Senate race officially most expensive waged in La.

LaPolitics: Senate race officially most expensive waged in La.

If you're already growing weary of seeing all those television ads about Louisiana's hotly contested U.S. Senate race, then you'll take little comfort in learning that there's now more money flowing into the candidates' campaign accounts than in any...

DATE: July 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Edwards tells 'New York' magazine 'I am addicted to the action'

In a new, wide-ranging, lengthy feature story in New York magazine, former Gov. Edwin Edwards discusses everything from his time in prison to his current campaign for the 6th Congressional District seat. "Everyone thinks I'm running for...

DATE: July 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

News roundup: Lee Berg gets American Gem Society Lifetime Achievement Award … Jindal heads to New Hampshire, stirring 2016 rumors … Nagin files to appeal corruption conviction

Top honors: Lee Berg, CEO of Baton Rouge-based Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, has been awarded the American Gem Society's Lifetime Achievement Award. He will be recognized along with the society's other annual award winners at the 2014...

DATE: July 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Louisiana ruling on confession rankles Catholics

Catholics are decrying a recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision that reaches into the most sanctified of church places, the confessional booth. The Associated Press reports the ruling revives a lawsuit that contends a priest should have reported...

DATE: July 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Former NOLA mayor Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor—including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. U.S. District...

DATE: July 09, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Audits show La. spent $1.3M on food stamps for dead residents, $2.7M on Medicaid for ineligible prisoners

Two separate audits released by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office show that about $1.3 million in federal food card benefits were used fraudulently in Louisiana after the legal recipients died, while the state's health department made...

DATE: July 07, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Lil Boosie returns to B.R. Thursday

The Baton Rouge rapper known for songs such as "Wipe Me Down," "Do the Ratchet" and "Set It Off" will perform in his first hometown concert since being released from prison. Lil Boosie performs...

DATE: July 02, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Weekender) Music

Lawmakers should avoid hitting cruise control

Lawmakers should avoid hitting cruise control

With a tempestuous debate over Common Core nearing its peak and congressional elections lying in wait behind the curtains of this humid summer, most state lawmakers aren't flipping their calendars ahead some 280 days or so to pencil in priorities...

DATE: July 01, 2014 | CATEGORY: Columnists

Former Shaw executive pleads guilty to insider trading

Scott Zeringue, a former executive of the Shaw Group, has pled guilty to insider trading, U.S. Attorney Walt Green announced today. The guilty plea stems from an ongoing federal investigation into confidential information that was shared prior to...

DATE: June 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Forgiveness emerges as major theme of upcoming elections

Forgiveness emerges as major theme of upcoming elections

During the fall elections this year and next, a handful of candidates will be asking not only for your vote, but also for your forgiveness. While Louisiana has always had its fair share of flawed and ethically challenged politicians, it's a treat...

DATE: June 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

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