The Louisiana House worked behind the scenes Tuesday on tax negotiations. And key to those negotiations is the Legislative Black Caucus, led by Representative Joe Bouie (D-New Orleans). "The strength of the Black Caucus regarding tax reform is the fact that you usually need 70 votes," he said.
TRIPOD NEW ORLEANS @ 300
The Historic New Orleans Collection held a ribbon cutting ceremony, Tuesday, February 27 th , to launch a tricentennial exhibition. French dignitaries, Mayor Landrieu, City Council members, and community partners gathered on Royal Street to usher in the opening.
Updated at 7:08 p.m. ET White House communications director Hope Hicks, President Trump's longest-serving aide, is resigning and will depart in the next few weeks, the White House says. In a White House that has set records for staff turnover (and it isn't even close), the departure of Hicks still came as a shock. Hicks, who has been working with the president for three years, managed to stay in his orbit even after many others had been pushed out. President Trump called Hicks "outstanding." ...
This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: The Appresidentice: Guns and Clearances, News of AFPAC , Let Us Try , News of Inspectors General , The Apologies of the Week , News of Microplastics , It's a Smart World , News of the Olympic Movement , and more!
FOOD & DINING
Another Carnival season is behind us, but the Jewish festival of Purim is right around the corner. First, we learn all about Purim with the help of Benay Bernstein. She provides an introduction to this joyful day – one unlike any other on the Jewish calendar.
THE READING LIFE
This week I’ll be talking with Laura Lippman, whose new book is Sunburn. We’ll also hear from Clayton Delery, author of Out for Queer Blood: The Murder of Fernando Rios and the Failure of New Orleans Justice.