Louisiana campaign finance

November 25, 2013

Monday, Nov. 25

Louisiana adds jobs in October, mostly in low-wage sectors; Searching for lessons in 5th Congressional District; he South’s new lost cause; Pensions, budget woes contribute to low La ranking on “best run” states; State seeks to collect $1.2 million in Ethics Board violations; and Sequestration gets worse in 2014. $1.2 million – The amount owed by hundreds of candidates, lobbyists and political action committees in ethics fines (Source: NOLA.com and WVUE Fox 8 News)
November 13, 2013

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Medicaid is health overhaul’s early success story; Judge says Legislature cannot sweep dedicated funds to balance budget; More campaign finance woes for Louisiana; and Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes sue oil companies. 444,000 — The number of people who signed up for Medicaid in 10 of the 25 states that expanded the program. Meanwhile, more than 200,000 Louisianans are left with no affordable means to buy health insurance. (Source: NBC News)
November 11, 2013

Monday, Nov. 11

Louisiana should make it easier for public to search contribution records; LBP speaks to Baton Rouge Press Club today; NOLA audience Tuesday on payday loans; In Public Education, Edge Still Goes to the Rich; Insurance companies are confusing customers in cancellation notices; Remedial education at center of debate; and Louisiana higher education leader may leave state for job in Florida. 69 – Number of days this year that Gov. Bobby Jindal has been out of state, most of it for political business involving the Republican Governors Association. (Source: Associated Press)