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Louisiana-house-repsIf last week was not important enough for the future of Louisiana, this week certainly will be, as the budget making for year 2015-2016 races to a legislative session conclusion.

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scalise-flagTyler Bridges has written an article about Steve Scalise, the House Whip of the US House of Representatives that focuses upon Scalise’s political life, which began as a State Representative in Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans.

 Bridges, who has freelanced for  Politico and who is also now covering the Louisiana Legislative session  for The Advocate, described, in a Google Hangout interview, the circumstances surrounding the article.

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washington-affairTyler Bridges, who covered the Louisiana legislature and Governor Bobby Jindal close up for The Lens, a New Orleans publication, has just written another article for a national publication discussing the difficult environment Jindal, the legislature and Louisiana finds itself this spring.

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jindals-book2Governor Jindal wants to set the record straight.

Today, he was scorched by two articles in the national media that took issue with his economic development claims and his budget.  One was in Politico, the other in the New York Times.

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Jindal-collageIt appears no coincidence that the Louisiana Democratic Party released a attack ad against Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, right in time for the close of the Louisiana legislative session and in time for the Republican Leadership Conference, this weekend in New Orleans. 

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TheLensOn Thursday, during a press conference at the Capitol in Baton Rouge, The Lens’s reporter, Tyler Bridges, asked Gov. Bobby Jindal, about the Louisiana legislative session and his “frequent” absences.  The Lens had published one of Bridges’s articles regarding concerns that some of the Governor’s allies and foes were having about the governor’s involvement in the session (or some say, the lack of involvement).

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TheLens2by Tyler Bridges of The Lens

A high-profile lawsuit filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East is not the only lawsuit under assault by the oil and gas industry and its allies in the state Legislature.

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flounderThe Louisiana legislature is entering into its third week of the annual legislative session.  What is happening?  What are the issues being discussed by the state government. 

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building-artThe ArtWorks building future sale of the ArtWorks building to the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute is New Orleans business and politics at its best.

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landrieu-allianceIs New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu difficult to get along with; that is, if you disagree with him? Is he vindictive to those who are on his “enemy list”? 

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