....while Louisiana’s debt is downgraded, and all of our public universities teeter on bankruptcy, this is what we...

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Wednesday, 21 October 2015 14:38
Louisiana suffering from Jindal fatigue, voter apathy
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jindal-chuck-toddThe 2015 race for Governor of Louisiana will make history and not in a good way. Since Governor Bobby Jindal is term limited, the race is wide open with no incumbent running. In the past such elections have generated plenty of serious candidates with big war chests and lots of voter interest. 

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 12:57
GOP governors slam Jon Bel Edwards, link him to Biden's run on Obama's record
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Biden Obama 3The Republican Governor's Association, which has attacked Democrat Jon Bel Edwards with over a million dollars of commercials in the final week of the campaign has launched an email campaign, slamming Edwards and linking him to VP Joe Biden's comments today.  Here is the email:

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 14:05
Cleaning up the dime-a-dozen Louisiana governor debates
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Louisiana State Capitol at nightSeems that in 2015 Louisiana gubernatorial debates are as common as pairs bared on Bourbon Street during Carnival. Which is why whatever flaws observers may suggest with them that they allege need correcting makes for much ado about nothing.

 

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 13:04
Blogger Jason B. Berry discusses prostitute's recent claims against Vitter

jason2Louisiana is less than one-week from Election Day with the governor’s election being the biggest prize.

Unfortunately, the state is also in the middle of reliving a personal controversy involving the individual I believe will be our next governor.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 11:40
Louisiana Business Leader Waguespack: Budget and elections
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waguespack-compressedIt is time we look at the facts and get back to the basics.

The budget of Louisiana’s state government is the top issue this election season. While issues such as improving educational outcomes for our children and diversifying the economy are critical for the success of Louisiana, the state budget is the topic that is dominating the debate.

Monday, 19 October 2015 16:47
UNO’s Ed Chervenak talks Louisiana Democrats lack of turnout, election activity

chervenak-photoBased upon the survey of pre-election day voter-turnout, thus far, Louisiana Democrats have a long-haul if they are going to prevail this election season.

In a Bayoubuzz interview with Dr. Ed Chervenak of UNO Political Science Dept, early voting does not look good when compared to 2014 mid-term elections.  Any democrat running for office in Louisiana would have to “maximize” their turnout if they want to compete in the state.

Chervenak said based upon the results they have compiled, “we know who is getting out to vote”, the trend appears to be Vitter and Edwards leading.  But, in 2014, Mary Landrieu, who had 100 percent name recognition could only get 45 percent of the vote, which would make it difficult for Jon Bell Edwards with roughly 30 percent name recognition.

Monday, 19 October 2015 12:36
Angelle, Dardenne, Edwards or Vitter, your choice for Louisiana Governor?

governor-collage2The Louisiana governor’s Election Day is now days away.

The independent polls indicate a runoff.

Monday, 19 October 2015 10:42
Legislature: Beware of the Louisiana Medicaid expansion myths
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med-expansionby Jeffrey Sadow
Today, Louisiana’s Senate Finance Committee will converge to discuss Medicaid costs. Undoubtedly part of the discussion will include expansion of Medicaid and its impact on the state’s budget, which continues to face pressure. Forces with an ideological motive to see the U.S. move towards government single-payer insurance have promoted a mythology about expansion that continually confuses debate on the subject. As a public service, myth and reality on this topic are explored here.

Monday, 19 October 2015 10:27
David Vitter playing chicken over prostitute Wendy Ellis smear-controversy?
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VITTER--CHICKENby Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice
By now, anyone with anything more than a passing interest in Saturday’s gubernatorial primary election is aware of the latest bombshell about U.S. Sen. David Vitter and his cavorting with prostitutes: that Vitter allegedly fathered a child with New Orleans hooker Wendy Ellis.http://www.theamericanzombie.com/2015/10/david-vitter-interview-with-wendy-ellis.html

Sunday, 18 October 2015 20:37
UNO: Early voting reports are concern for Louisiana Democrats

ed-chervenak2If the Louisiana Democratic Party wants to generate a comeback this fall in the statewide and governor’s election, they are not doing a good job of showing it. 

Based upon some statistical information regarding “early voter turnout” provided by Dr. Edward E Chervenak, Director, Survey Research Center at UNO, turnout so far is down altogether, but the drop could be particularly hurtful to the campaigns of democrats and possibly even Jon Bel Edwards.

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catRarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the Confederate monuments controversy. 

Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.

On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments.  Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.

Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.

Some protectors of the Confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument. 

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miller nfl live2 5It’s D-Day or Draft Day tomorrow in the NFL.

More specifically, Thursday represents the first day of the NFL draft 2017.

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trump curtainsThe major President Trump news of the day focuses upon taxes, not only the tax cuts he is proposing but his own taxes, which he obviously, refuses to unveil.

 

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At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the CAT Tax did not pass the House Ways and Means Committee.  The Governor, in addressing the media said that "the fate of that bill was decided long before we unveiled it".

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