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Recent history — including Democratic U.S. Sens. Mary Landrieu's and Kay Hagan's 2008 victories — demonstrates why women are an electoral commodity.

The payday-lending industry has successfully beaten back efforts to add new restrictions on short-term loans in Louisiana, after a measure to put a cap on consumer loans failed to win passage Tuesday in the Senate.

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In a surprising turn of events, the special legal counsel hired by the Lafayette Parish School Board to investigate Superintendent Pat Cooper now says he's too busy for the job.

Louisiana's lobbyists can spend a little bit more wining and dining legislators and others they seek to influence.

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Lawmakers in the House are resisting an effort to have Louisiana declare that "fox pen hunting" is part of the state's folklife heritage and should be preserved.

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The ball has started rolling on the Lafayette Parish School Board’s investigation of Superintendent Pat Cooper.

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Without a $40 million loan from State Treasurer John Kennedy’s office, they cannot keep the lights on and pay employees.


Board of Elementary and Secondary Education member Holly Boffy, state teacher of the year in 2010, could have another distinguished former educator, Melinda Mangham, challenging her next year.

The Save Lake Peigneur advocacy group releases a short documentary detailing its fight against an Atlanta-based natural gas company over its plans to develop two salt dome storage caverns beneath the lake.

State Rep. Nancy Landry has introduced several bills that could potentially impact the Lafayette Parish School Board, and in a letter submitted to the board last week, she explains her reasoning for the legislation.

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The showdown between Big Oil and those who seek to defend the constitutional right of citizens and their leaders to hold miscreants accountable is coming this week in the state Capitol. It’s a true David-versus-Goliath story.

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