Today’s edition of Louisiana politics shorts focuses upon:
Tweets: John Maginnis, new laws going into effect and Vance McAllister
Louisiana Education scores highest ever, Multi-Chem and Louisiana fines (or lack of them), Urban League and Marc Morial, and LABI against the EPA regs
State Treasurer John Kennedy has sent a second letter to the executive director of the Louisiana State Police Retirement System (LSPRS) to emphasize his wish that a thorough investigation be conducted into the last second amendment to Senate Bill 294 which gave State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson and one other state trooper huge increases in their state police pensions.
by Jim Brown
If recent polls are any indication, Louisiana voters are not too keen on any of the choices for U.S. Senator in the coming fall election. A number of national surveys have found that every candidate running has a higher negative than positive rating in the Bayou state. Maybe it’s time for Louisiana to consider offering a third choice. None of the Above.
Picking up a second semi-high profile endorsement and with fundraising now over $1 million, is Republican Senate candidate Rob Maness to the point that he can become the Manchurian Candidate?
Today's edition of "Louisiana Shorts", focusing upon business, organizations and events, our attention goes to "Farm to Table", Smoke Free Living and Louisiana ranked 2nd worst (in the nation) ROI health:
On Tuesday, we published Part I of our weekly WGSO 990AM--Google Hangout Radio Webcast discussion concerning the controversies involving Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Common Core, and a scandal involving Louisiana State Police Superintendent, Colonel Mike Edmonson Talking Obama, Jindal over-reach, Common Core, Edmonson scandal
Here is part 2
Today, shortly after the BESE board voted to intervene in a lawsuit against Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal over Common Core, the administration filed its own lawsuit. Below is a press release associated with that lawsuit.
In political elections, endorsements often play a key role. Candidates frequently expend plenty of time and resources soliciting endorsements from major organizations and individuals. The U.S. Senate race in Louisiana is no exception. Democrat incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu has pulled off an almost miraculous series of endorsements. The staunch Democrat incumbent has been endorsed by two of the largest Republican donors in Louisiana, banker Joe Canizaro and ship builder Boysie Bollinger.
More money matters
The official campaign finance reports are in for the 2014 Louisiana U.S. Senate race. The reports include campaign finance activity through June 30, 2014. Here they are:
What does President Obama's executive actions have to do with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's Common Core behavior? How is the Jindal's attack on Common Core contract related to the recent controversy involving his Superintendent of State Police Mike Edmonson?