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Legislative Scorecard

by Editorial Staff | August 2023
Our updated legislative scorecard is the only thing of its kind in the entire state of Louisiana. It’s specifically designed so legislators will not be able to hack a higher score by selectively coordinated final votes. This is the truest gauge for how your legislator is doing in Baton Rouge…

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David Eaton

David Eaton

Other groups talk about "doing research" but itโ€™s just watching videos and podcasts from shock jock crazies.

EBR Republican Women
East Baton Rouge Republican Women

EBR Republican Women

Professional, honest summary & analysis of events! This inside information & back story makes for a very good read.

USA Today
Alia Wong

USA Today

Michael Lunsford runs Citizens for a New Louisiana, a government watchdog nonprofit, ... who has called out Jones and other library leaders.

National Public Radio
Tovia Smith

National Public Radio

Lunsford spent years raising the heat leading a stealthy but steady campaign that replaced members of the library board who, from his perspective, were not quite on board.

The Advocate
Claire Taylor

Acadiana Advocate

Citizens, whose executive director is ... Michael Lunsford, is a conservative "good government" operation that started in Lafayette and is expanding across the state. Its latest crusade is pushing for tighter controls on the books and other materials minors are allowed to access in public libraries.

Emily Drabinski
President - American Library Assn / 26 Dec 2022

TruthOut

Citizens for a New Louisiana now has full support from the Louisiana state government.

National Public Radio
Tovia Smith

National Public Radio

Citizens for a New Louisiana is keeping a close eye on how current library board members are voting. If that makes current members fearful, Lunsford says, that's the point.

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Parental Rights and the Bond Commission?

Parental Rights and the Bond Commission?

Did you know that the Louisiana Bond Commission is like a parent to the state’s growing number of political subdivisions? We’re examining a bill that could allow those children (local governments) to bypass their parents (the state) when making long-term financial commitments.

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Survey Says….

Survey Says….

The survey results are in! Officers in the Lafayette Police Department were asked what they thought of about 102 different things. Here’s the survey and our analysis of the results.

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Transparency: It’s Sunshine Week!

Transparency: It’s Sunshine Week!

Sunshine Week is all about promoting government transparency and freedom of information. This year we’re looking at a few transparency (or lack thereof) bills coming up in regular session. Check

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Accomplishments: 2024 2nd Extraordinary Session

Accomplishments: 2024 2nd Extraordinary Session

It’s a wrap! Have a look at the accomplishments of Louisiana’s 2nd extraordinary session, addressing crime rates and improving transparency in our criminal justice system.

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