louisiana politics

The Politics Roundtable: October 16, 2020

Oct 16, 2020

Take a ride on the inaugural voyage of the The Politics Roundtable.  News Director Patrick Madden kicked things off with The Advocate's Stephanie Grace, talking about the pet project spending bill  and the ongoing game of political football between the New Orleans Saints and Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

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Governor John Bel Edwards and top Republican lawmakers will start the 2020 legislative session locked in a familiar standoff.

On Friday, the Revenue Estimating Conference, or REC, couldn't agree to update the state's official revenue projections. That means the governor's executive budget would have to be based on last year's estimate — about $100 million less than economists expect the state to have in the coming fiscal year.

WWNO Presents: 'Sticky Wicket'

Nov 16, 2018

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 shares the first episode of WWNO's new series, Sticky Wicket

Huey Long Vs. The Media

Nov 13, 2018
Illustration by Jasper Means

 

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Huey Pierce Long: you either loved him, or hated him. He had thousands of adoring fans, and fearful enemies. Long went from traveling salesman to Louisiana Governor, and then US senator, through his mastery of the media. Then once in power, he waged a war against it.