Louisiana governor election all about Vitter

Thursday, 13 August 2015 13:05 Written by

VITTER--CHICKENFrom what the Louisiana State University Public Policy Lab’s latest survey tells us, not only is the 2015 governor’s race all about Sen.David Vitter, but that also it’s going the way he hopes as long as the field remains as is.

Louisiana highest insurance rates in nation, got even worse, this legislative session
Thursday, 13 August 2015 09:48 Written by

Louisiana capitolby Jim Brown

If there was one area of financial help that could have and should have been addressed by the Louisiana legislature in its recent session, it was insurance reform.  After all, a Dallas-based research firm completed a new study last month that concluded that Louisianans pay a greater percentage of their annual income for insurance than folks in any other state. How did the legislature respond to this dubious honor? They took quick action and raised every Louisiana policyholder’s insurance rates. 

Financing Jindal, for what it's worth
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 12:23

JINDAL-LASTby Tom Aswell, Publisher of LouisianaVoice.com

Three news stories on the last day of July and first day of August raised more questions than they answered about Bobby Jindal’s personal and campaign finances and, at the same time, re-opened a controversy over the funneling of $4.5 million in state funds to a family member of one of Jindal’s campaign contributors at the expense of Louisiana’s developmentally disabled.

Vitter to Mitch Landrieu: Focus upon State Police, not confederate monuments
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 11:54

Landrieu-re-elected-smallOne can argue that US Senator and now Louisiana gubernatorial candidate, David Vitter, gets pleasure and political mileage, in knocking a Landrieu at every opportunity.  He helped torpedo Senator Mary Landrieu’s ship last year by backing fellow republican Bill Cassidy.  Now, he has another Landrieu in sight, her brother Mitch, the Mayor of New Orleans.

More about Angelle's poll momentum and John Georges
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 10:27

angelleMuch has been made over the reported decline in David Vitter's poll numbers, as presented in a recent controversial poll conducted by pollster Verne Kennedy.  In part two of Tuesday's WGSO-Bayoubuzz Google Hangout, moderator Jeff Crouere and publisher Stephen Sabludowsky, discussed if the drop is real, what might be driving the decline and John George's roll in the campaign and the poll.

Vitter's blast of Mitch Landrieu is monument to New Orleans crime woes
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 13:09

landrieu-leeAs New Orleans continues to burn, our emperor, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, continues to fiddle. In the first six months of 2015, violent crime has surged in New Orleans. Compared to last year, rapes have increased 61% and murders are up 30%. Since the end of June, murders have increased at an even more alarming rate. At this pace, murders will reach 200 in 2015, the highest level since 2007.

Is Louisiana Poll showing Angelle over Vitter reliable, if not, which poll is?
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 12:42 Written by

reliable-poll 6The recent Louisiana governor’s poll conducted by Verne Kennedy showing Scott Angelle leading David Vitter has been criticized.  It also has sent puzzling shockwaves across Louisiana.  How can Scott Angelle come from so far behind, so quickly—assuming the poll is accurate, which the Vitter camp is say, it is not.

Louisiana Poll: Sadow says poll bias against Vitter, favors Angelle
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 11:02 Written by

vitter-memoSo what does it mean when two different polls about the same political contest come up with differences beyond the marginal? It means that observers get a peek into the imprecise world of survey data and the impact it can have on larger perceptions.

Anti-Vitter's doth protest too much over Super PAC
Monday, 10 August 2015 13:15
dardenneA politicized organization connected to the beneficiary of a court decision that strikes down a government regulation receives reimbursement from the state of Louisiana for its legal costs. Then a hue and cry arises from some quarters, not complaining about how the state never should have defended its jurisprudence but about how the winner should return voluntarily the money due to Lambda Legal and the Forum for Equality to taxpayers to help out a strapped state … uh, maybe not, considering with whom we’re dealing here.
Watch the Trump, Clinton, Sanders, Biden Reality TV show
Monday, 10 August 2015 13:05 Written by

trump-appBy Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of LABI

It is hard to flip the channels these days and not come across one reality show after another. With low production costs, unlimited viewer interest in anything called “reality” despite how orchestrated it may be, and a nation full of people in desperate need for their 15 minutes of fame, reality TV has slowly but surely taken over the airwaves.


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