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   Former U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, who represented Louisiana's 5th Congressional District from 2003 to 2013, has joined The Picard Group, a lobbying firm with offices in Lafayette and Washington D.C. Alexander will head the Washington office. The company sent out a press release announcing the move, with congratulatory quotes from U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany and U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy ...

   Frank Fradella, the final major figure in the federal corruption trial of former Mayor Ray Nagin, was sentenced last week to one year and one day in prison. Fradella, a businessman who had pleaded guilty to one charge of securities fraud and one of attempting to bribe Nagin, cooperated with federal prosecutors in exchange for leniency ...

   While Gov. Bobby Jindal continues to decide whether to run for president (ahem), he's hired Gail Gitcho, the communications director on Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential bid, to serve as a flack for his "Believe Again" Super PAC. After Romney failed to capture the White House, Gitcho served the same role for the Republican Governors Association (RGA), which Jindal headed in 2013 ...

   An ordinance that could open the door for hail-a-car app service UberX to operate in Jefferson Parish could go to a vote next month. Jefferson Parish Councilmembers Cynthia Lee-Sheng and Ben Zahn introduced the measure last week, and it was deferred to the council's March 11 meeting. New Orleans City Councilmembers Susan Guidry and Jared Brossett are drafting measures with similar language for the city. Their proposals could be discussed as early as this month ...

   Two days after same-sex marriages began in Alabama, Republican U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah introduced the "State Marriage Defense Act." Their bill would make marriage a states' rights issue. Ten other U.S. Senators — all Republicans — co-sponsored Cruz and Lee's bill, including both of Alabama's senators, Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, as well as Louisiana's David Vitter. — KEVIN ALLMAN & ALEX WOODWARD


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