Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:01
Landrieu-Cassidy dead heat; LABI's report card; La. roads drop; Fleming's ISIS vote; Jindal's son
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road-closedDead Heat: US Senate
The conservative publication, Townhall, reported on Wednesday that thed Louisiana US Senate poll is a dead heat.


Townhall commissioned a poll conducted by Gravis Marketing “with support for incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu mired in the low-to-mid 40's. In a three-way contest among the top contenders, Landrieu attracts 43 percent support, with Republicans Rep. Bill Cassidy grabbing 33% and Col. Rob Maness collecting 13% of the vote.
However, in a runoff scenario, Cassidy, a republican, leads Landrieu by .2% with 10% unsure.
Worse, for Landrieu, that ten percent uncertain are soft on Obama.

“Within the still-sizable cohort (10 percent) of undecided voters, nearly two-thirds identify as political "independents" who don't align themselves with either major party. President Obama's job approval among Louisiana independents is underwater by 45 points (24 percent approve / 69 percent disapprove) in this poll, suggesting that the bulk of undecided voters are at least somewhat inclined to break against Democrats. Obama's overall job approval rating in the state is a paltry 37 percent, with a 58 percent majority disapproving.”

 

LABI's report card

Louisiana Association of Business and Industry has released its "highly coveted" report card for Louisiana legislators.  Check out to see who ranked and who "failed".  Guess how many Democrats get good scores...


Jindal’s hospital deal north needs a little cash transfusion
According to AP:

LSU has rejected financial proposals from the manager of its Shreveport and Monroe hospitals that would govern the sharing of computer services, utilities and security.
University system health care adviser Jerry Phillips said the documents submitted by the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, known as BRF, were insufficient.
"They didn't meet the terms that we thought we had agreed on," Phillips said.

 

Fleming Votes Against ISIS Plan
Here is a video from Congressman Fleming why he voted against Obama’s ISIS plan
https://t.co/CP6hIyMZjK


The Jindal Administration: Because it is
Governor Jindal’s administration is circulating via email a video of the governor explaining his son’s response to a math question. The title of the email and article, “How Bobby Jindal's 7-Year-Old Son Outsmarted Common Core”


Louisiana highways decline
The lesson to learn—if you come to Louisiana, you might want to drive extra-careful on the highways.
According to the latest Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation, Louisiana ranks 40th in the nation in overall highway performance and cost-effectiveness. This is a large decline from 2011 when Louisiana ranked 24th.
Here are the reports’ findings:

Louisiana's highways rank 44th in fatality rate, 39th in the percentage of deficient bridges, 41st in rural Interstate pavement condition, 48th in urban Interstate pavement condition and 19th in urban Interstate congestion.

On spending, Louisiana ranks 25th in total disbursements per mile and 19th in administrative costs per mile.

Louisiana's best rankings are maintenance disbursements per mile (8th), administrative disbursements per mile (19th) and urban Interstate congestion (19th).

Louisiana's worst rankings are urban Interstate pavement condition (48th) fatality rate (44th) and rural arterial pavement condition (44th).

Louisiana's state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 14th largest system.

Louisiana's Complete Results

Overall Rank in 2012: 40th
Overall Rank in 2011: 24th
Overall Rank in 2009: 35th

Performance by Category in 2012

Total Disbursements per Mile
25

Capital and Bridge Disbursements per Mile
23

Maintenance Disbursements per Mile
8

Administrative Disbursements per Mile
19

Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
41

Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
44

Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
48

Urban Interstate Congestion
19

Deficient Bridges
39

Fatality Rate
44

Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
21

Overall Performance
40

For more on your state's results, visit:
http://reason.org/studies/show/21st-annual-highway-report-states

The complete Annual Highway Report is here:
http://reason.org/studies/show/21st-annual-highway-report

Reason Foundation's Annual Highway Report is based on the most recent spending and performance data submitted by state highway agencies to the federal government.

Anti-Common Core Meeting

State Representative Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles, will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Common Core Monday, September 29, in the Sam Houston High School Gym. Rep. Geymann invites members of the Calcasieu and Beauregard areas to attend this town hall meeting to discuss Common Core, its impact on the educational system, and ask questions concerning the Common Core curriculum.
Geymann said, “I encourage my constituents to reach out to their family members, friends and neighbors and come together to gain information about this important issue. We will have a panel of people who have done extensive research on the topic, and we hope to hear from the public about their concerns regarding Common Core and the questions they have not had answered. This is an opportunity for their voices to be heard and addressed.”
The Town Hall Meeting will be held on Monday, September 29, at 5:30pm, in the Sam Houston High School Gym, located at 880 Sam Houston Jones Parkway, in Moss Bluff.

I'm with Landrieu
The Landrieu campaign released seven new testimonial videos by women from parishes across the state, highlighting Senator Landrieu’s leadership and ability to deliver for Louisiana. The seven women — Carlyn Goodwin, Felicia Kahn, Ann Kirkpatrick, Laura McLemore, Joy Nelson, Bambi Polotzola, and Sandra Cannon Scott — are among thousands of Louisiana women who have joined the ‘Women with Mary’ initiative.

ALL 'I’m with Mary' videos can be found HERE.

 


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