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Posted by Brian Salvatore on Sunday, February 28, 2016
New Louisiana governor and legislature, old problems to solve
Monday, 30 November 2015 10:57

labi logoby Stephen Waguespack, President of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

 

The decision is made. We selected our leader, and now it is time to focus on solving our problems.


No, I’m not talking about Coach Miles and the work ahead for the Tigers’ top dog and his team to regain supremacy in the SEC. I’m talking about Governor-elect Edwards and his task of working with the new Legislature and others to tackle Louisiana’s challenges and reinforce its many strengths.

Shell Geismar, Jindal announce new $717M manufacturing at Ascension Parish complex
Monday, 30 November 2015 10:24

jindal speechShell Geismar and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced today a new $717M manufacturing at Ascension Parish complex. 

Here is the Louisiana Economic Development announcement:

Behind the Edwards win over Vitter, interview with Tyler Bridges TODAY at 4
Monday, 30 November 2015 10:14

edwards vicDid you know that:

Some major democratic leaders tried to convince Jon Bel Edwards to run for Attorney General, rather than Governor of Louisiana?

Counter-attack against right-wing terror after Planned Parenthood attack
Sunday, 29 November 2015 15:24

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Ever since the word got out that killings occurred at a Colorado Planned Parenthood, the counter-attack started against the right-wing, and against Christian right-wing elements who have been blaming liberals and others for being weak on terror, especially, that of Syrian refugee potential terror.

Black Friday specials: Vitter & Jindal bye, LAGOP scars, Edwards master of house?
Friday, 27 November 2015 11:49 Written by

black fridayAs I loosen my belt from too much turkey and stuffing and my collar from too much election tension overloads, here are my post-election thoughts on this Thanksgiving weekend.  Today, we can shop til we drop and pray that our football heroes have enough of their own inner stuffing’s to bring back hope and glory.  Next week, we start December with earnest desires for a fresh start coming from a new administration.  Meantime, here’s my Black Friday gifts to you:

Louisiana losers: Vitter, LABI, Jindal, education reforms, TV debates
Friday, 27 November 2015 10:12 Written by

loser 3Four months ago in the Louisiana governor’s race, Senator David Vitter was a slam-dunk.  He seemed to have it all.  Gobs of PAC money flowing in from all over the U.S., strong support from most of the Republican establishment including his GOP colleagues in Washington, and a huge lead in the polls.  There was no way he could lose.  But he did.  Some how, some way David Vitter snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. And in the process, we witnessed a number of losers.  Here are just a few: 

Vitter’s loss and the Newell Normand, Jindal, Syrian refugees issues
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 15:54 Written by

normandWas there any one issue that resulted in David Vitter losing the Louisiana governor race on Saturday against Democrat Jon Bel Edwards? Given the importance of the election, the fact that a Democrat without hardly any name-recognition only months away from the primary, beat a well-known public official and two-term US Senator, the questions are being often raised—what did David Vitter in?

Secretary Dardenne? GOP vs. Edwards on House Speaker; A quiet Jindal?
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 14:03 Written by

dardenneSECRETARY DARDENNE?

Surprise, surprise.

Democratic Governors Org says Thanksgiving “Thanks” for Jon Bel Edwards win over Vitter
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 13:36

gop mapThe Democratic Governors Association has taken a moment from its Thanksgiving prep to say thanks for a gift of gifts, a democrat winning a major election in the South.

Other than the incoming Democratic Governor of Louisiana, Jon Bel Edwards, who bested Republican David Vitter on Saturday, finding another statewide elected official  is almost impossible.  There's democrats Bill Nelson, US Senator of Florida and Mississippi’s Attorney General Jim Hood. And there's?  Well, I think that's it.

UNO's Chervenak says Edwards v. Vitter election further proof of live interviewers vs. automated polls
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 12:36

chervenak brown nov25We hear the complaint that political polls are not accurate and so why use them?  In the recent Louisiana governor’s race with David Vitter against Jon Bel Edwards, there were some polls that were very accurate and others who missed the mark significantly.

(Below is an incomplete list compiled by Huffington Post Pollster.com.  The list did not include a tracking poll by Verne Kennedy of MRI, which the day prior to the elections, determined Edwards 55 to Vitter’s 45, one point off of the 56-44 spread.

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Bernie burns sizeWatch Bernie Pinsonat discuss current poll numbers, the US Senate race, Congressional races, upcoming Louisiana legislative session, Governor John Bel Edwards' popularity, favorables of other elected officials, future political races such as Treasurer, Attorney General and more topics. 

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