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The Advocate
Jeff Sadow: My way -- or my way -- how 'arrogant' Gov. John Bel Edwards defines bipartisanshipWant to see a picture of Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards? Just look in a diction
Jeff Sadow: My way -- or my way -- how 'arrogant' Gov. John Bel Edwards defines bipartisanship
The Advocate / Posted 2 hours ago
Want to see a picture of Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards? Just look in a dictionary next to the word “arrogant.” Edwards continues to earn this sobriquet by his stubbornness in clinging to an agenda to close out deficits for this and next fiscal year... Read more
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Louisiana Weekly
Can a Jindal tax be Edwards’ only option 8th February 2016 · 0 Comments By Christopher TidmoreContributing Writer Go
Can a Jindal tax be Edwards’ only option
Louisiana Weekly / Posted 7 hours ago
8th February 2016 · 0 Comments By Christopher TidmoreContributing Writer Governor John Bel Edwards has a twofold problem, and their names are Cameron Henry and Neil Abramson. The State Representatives... Read more
11h
The Advocate
Jeff Sadow: My way -- or my way -- how 'arrogant' Gov. John Bel Edwards’ defines bipartisanshipWant to see a picture of Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards? Just look in a diction
Jeff Sadow: My way -- or my way -- how 'arrogant' Gov. John Bel Edwards’ defines bipartisanship
The Advocate / Posted 11 hours ago
Want to see a picture of Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards? Just look in a dictionary next to the word “arrogant.” Edwards continues to earn this sobriquet by his stubbornness in clinging to an agenda to close out deficits for this and next fiscal year... Read more
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The Advocate
Jeff Sadow: My way, or my way is Edwards’ definition of bipartisanshipWant to see a picture of Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards? Just look in a diction
Jeff Sadow: My way, or my way is Edwards’ definition of bipartisanship
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
Want to see a picture of Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards? Just look in a dictionary next to the word “arrogant.” Edwards continues to earn this sobriquet by his stubbornness in clinging to an agenda to close out deficits for this and next fiscal year... Read more
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The Advocate
Early signs hint at partisanship aheadDo I have to eat my words already? We’ll see once lawmakers convene in a coupl
Early signs hint at partisanship ahead
The Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
Do I have to eat my words already? We’ll see once lawmakers convene in a couple of weeks, but the first real signal out of new House Speaker Taylor Barras doesn’t bode well for the sort of bipartisanship that just about everyone here, in theory,... Read more
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The Advocate
Early signs hint at partisanship aheadEarlier this month, I wrote a column predicting that, while Louisiana’s House o
Early signs hint at partisanship ahead
The Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
Earlier this month, I wrote a column predicting that, while Louisiana’s House of Representatives is clearly turning more partisan, Baton Rouge is still a long way from Washington. Do I have to eat my words already? We’ll see once lawmakers convene... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards ‘disappointed,’ says House committee lineup based on partisan, D.C.-style politicsDemocratic Gov. John Bel Edwards Friday blasted House Speaker Taylor Barras’ de
Gov. John Bel Edwards ‘disappointed,’ says House committee lineup based on partisan, D.C.-style politics
The Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards Friday blasted House Speaker Taylor Barras’ decisions on who will lead and serve on House committees. Edwards said Democrats are under-represented in the mix of committee leaders, the rosters are akin to partisan,... Read more
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10d
The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards ‘disappointed,’ says House committee lineup based on partisan, D.C.-style politicsDemocratic Gov. John Bel Edwards Friday blasted House Speaker Taylor Barras’ de
Gov. John Bel Edwards ‘disappointed,’ says House committee lineup based on partisan, D.C.-style politics
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards Friday blasted House Speaker Taylor Barras’ decision on who will lead and serve on House committees. Edwards said Democrats are under-represented in the mix of committee chairs, the rosters are akin to partisan,... Read more
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10d
The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards ‘disappointed,’ says House committee lineup based on partisan, D.C.-style politicsGov. John Bel Edwards Friday blasted House Speaker Taylor Barras’ decision on w
Gov. John Bel Edwards ‘disappointed,’ says House committee lineup based on partisan, D.C.-style politics
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards Friday blasted House Speaker Taylor Barras’ decision on who will lead and serve on House committees. Edwards said Democrats are under-represented in the mix of committee chairs, the rosters are akin to partisan, Washington, D.... Read more
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10d
The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards ‘disappointed,’ says House committee lineup based on partisan, D.C.-style politicsGov. John Bel Edwards Friday blasted House Speaker Taylor Barras’ decision on w
Gov. John Bel Edwards ‘disappointed,’ says House committee lineup based on partisan, D.C.-style politics
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards Friday blasted House Speaker Taylor Barras’ decision on who will lead and serve on House committees. Edwards said Democrats are under-represented in the mix of committee chairs, the rosters are akin to partisan, Washington, D.... Read more
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10d
The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards makes 3 big personnel announcements, says $1.9B shortfall might get worseGov. John Bel Edwards said Friday morning Louisiana’s $1.9 billion shortfall st
Gov. John Bel Edwards makes 3 big personnel announcements, says $1.9B shortfall might get worse
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards said Friday morning Louisiana’s $1.9 billion shortfall starting July 1 may get worse. He said more details will be known on Feb. 10 but that the current estimate does not include inflation and other factors. Edwards also told... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards makes 3 big 'personnel announcements' Friday morningGov. John Bel Edwards said Friday morning Louisiana’s $1.9 billion shortfall st
Gov. John Bel Edwards makes 3 big 'personnel announcements' Friday morning
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards said Friday morning Louisiana’s $1.9 billion shortfall starting July 1 may get worse. He said more details will be known on Feb. 10 but that the current estimate does not include inflation and other factors. Edwards also told... Read more
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10d
The Advocate
Governor making 'personnel announcements' at 11 a.m., may discuss committee assignmentsGov. John Bel Edwards has scheduled a press conference for 11 a.m. on Friday fo
Governor making 'personnel announcements' at 11 a.m., may discuss committee assignments
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards has scheduled a press conference for 11 a.m. on Friday for “personnel announcements,” his office said. Edwards is also likely to be asked about House committee assignments announced Thursday evening, which have left the... Read more
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The Advocate
House committee assignments unveiledRepublican Rep. Cameron Henry was one of two New Orleans-area representatives n
House committee assignments unveiled
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
Republican Rep. Cameron Henry was one of two New Orleans-area representatives named Thursday evening to lead the Louisiana Legislature’s powerful money committees that will decide how the state’s deficit-ridden budget will be balanced. Henry, of... Read more
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The Advocate
House committee assignments unveiledRepublican Rep. Cameron Henry was of two New Orleans-area representatives named
House committee assignments unveiled
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
Republican Rep. Cameron Henry was of two New Orleans-area representatives named Thursday evening to lead the Louisiana Legislature’s powerful money committees that will decide how the state’s deficit-ridden budget will be balanced. Henry, of... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
New Orleans area lawmakers to lead House budget, tax panelsBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two New Orleans area lawmakers have been chosen to lead
New Orleans area lawmakers to lead House budget, tax panels
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 11 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two New Orleans area lawmakers have been chosen to lead the House committees that will be essential to deciding the fate of Gov. John Bel Edwards' budget and tax proposals. House Speaker Taylor Barras posted his committee... Read more
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The Advocate
House committee assignments expected this afternoonHouse Speaker Taylor Barras is expected to announce committee assignments for t
House committee assignments expected this afternoon
The Advocate / Posted 11 days ago
House Speaker Taylor Barras is expected to announce committee assignments for the state House of Representatives this afternoon. The announcements are significant because committee chairs play a large role in the fate of key bills. The money panels... Read more
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The Advocate
House committee assignments expected this afternoonHouse Speaker Taylor Barras is expected to announce committee assignments for t
House committee assignments expected this afternoon
The Advocate / Posted 11 days ago
House Speaker Taylor Barras is expected to announce committee assignments for the state Houe of Representatives this afternoon. The anouncements are significant because committee chairs play a large role in the fate of key bills. The money panels... Read more
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The Advocate
Jeff Sadow: John Bel Edwards' governorship off to a rocky startGov. John Bel Edwards had a rough first few days on the job. What he said fail
Jeff Sadow: John Bel Edwards' governorship off to a rocky start
The Advocate / Posted 15 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards had a rough first few days on the job. What he said failed to win him an important victory. What he didn’t say created controversy, providing glimpses into an already weak governorship. While Edwards preached bipartisanship... Read more
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The Advocate
Jeff Sadow: New governor off to a rocky startGov. John Bel Edwards had a rough first few days on the job. What he said fail
Jeff Sadow: New governor off to a rocky start
The Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards had a rough first few days on the job. What he said failed to win him an important victory. What he didn’t say created controversy, providing glimpses into an already weak governorship. While Edwards preached bipartisanship... Read more
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Louisiana Weekly
Surprise victory by New Iberian leaves NOLA without a Speaker 19th January 2016 · 0 Comments By Christopher TidmoreContributing Writer Mr
Surprise victory by New Iberian leaves NOLA without a Speaker
Louisiana Weekly / Posted 20 days ago
19th January 2016 · 0 Comments By Christopher TidmoreContributing Writer Mr. Madison would be proud, but the defeat of a candidate for Speaker from New Orleans in the Louisiana House of... Read more
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The Advocate
Democratic state legislator’s vote for Republican speaker angers party activistsUpdate, 9 p.m.: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has also weighed in on Democra
Democratic state legislator’s vote for Republican speaker angers party activists
The Advocate / Posted 21 days ago
Update, 9 p.m.: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has also weighed in on Democratic state Rep. Neil Abramson’s vote against Democratic state Rep. Walt Leger’s bid to be speaker of the Louisiana House. “Walt Leger would have been a great speaker,”... Read more
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The Advocate
Anxious lawmakers face first vote on same-sex marriage billIf Louisiana legislators have put any bill in a “don’t ask, don’t tell” categor
Anxious lawmakers face first vote on same-sex marriage bill
The Advocate / Posted 22 days ago
If Louisiana legislators have put any bill in a “don’t ask, don’t tell” category, it would be the “Marriage and Conscience Act.” Initially, the House did not assign a committee to hear the controversial House Bill 707, which would protect people who... Read more
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The Advocate
Taylor Barras finds center stage in less than 24 hoursHolding his cellphone, a calendar and two pens in one hand while shaking hands
Taylor Barras finds center stage in less than 24 hours
The Advocate / Posted 23 days ago
Holding his cellphone, a calendar and two pens in one hand while shaking hands with the other, Taylor Barras walked off the dais after his first full day as Louisiana House speaker, apologizing to everyone he met for failing to return their phone... Read more
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The Advocate
Taylor Barras finds center stage in less than 24 hoursHolding his cell phone, a calendar and two pens in one hand while shaking hands
Taylor Barras finds center stage in less than 24 hours
The Advocate / Posted 24 days ago
Holding his cell phone, a calendar and two pens in one hand while shaking hands with the other, New Iberia Republican Taylor Barras walked off the dais after his first full day as Louisiana House Speaker apologizing to everyone he met for failing to... Read more
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The Advocate
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speakerUpdated at 5:40 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first skirmish
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speaker
The Advocate / Posted 27 days ago
Updated at 5:40 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first skirmish with the Republican-dominated Louisiana Legislature when his personal choice for speaker of the Louisiana House was defeated in a rare contested election. A last-minute... Read more
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The Advocate
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speakerUpdated at 5:40 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first skirmish
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speaker
The Advocate / Posted 27 days ago
Updated at 5:40 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first skirmish with the Republican-dominated Louisiana Legislature when his personal choice for Speaker of the Louisiana House was defeated in an unusual contested election. A... Read more
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The Advocate
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speakerUpdated at 5:40 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speaker
The Advocate / Posted 28 days ago
Updated at 5:40 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in the Republican-dominated Louisiana Legislature when his personal choice for Speaker of the Louisiana House was defeated in an unusually contested election. A last-minute... Read more
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The Advocate
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speakerUpdated at 2:46 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speaker
The Advocate / Posted 28 days ago
Updated at 2:46 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in the Republican-dominated Louisiana Legislature when his personal choice for Speaker of the Louisiana House was defeated in an unusually contested election. A last-minute... Read more
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The Advocate
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speakerUpdated at 2:46 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speaker
The Advocate / Posted 28 days ago
Updated at 2:46 p.m. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in a Republican-dominated Louisiana Legislature when his personal choice for Speaker of the Louisiana House was defeated in an unusually contested election. A last-minute... Read more
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28d
The Advocate
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speakerDemocratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in a Republican-dominated
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speaker
The Advocate / Posted 28 days ago
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in a Republican-dominated Louisiana Legislature when his personal choice for Speaker of the Louisiana House was defeated in an unusually contested election. A last-minute candidate, New Iberia... Read more
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28d
The Advocate
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speakerDemocratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in a Republican-dominated
In rarely seen twist, last-minute candidate Taylor Barras selected Louisiana House speaker
The Advocate / Posted 28 days ago
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his first trick in a Republican-dominated Louisiana Legislature when his personal choice for Speaker of the Louisiana House was defeated in an unusually contested election. A last-minute candidate, New Iberia... Read more
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