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Pinsonat: Legislature lawsuits, Landrieus' Chances, Jindal's Absence, Vitter's lead

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:28 Written by

Louisiana capitolIt happens every spring.
As baseballs fill the pollen-infiltrated air, so do politics and the Louisiana legislature.
"Who’s on first" might be the call of the spring national pastime nationwide, but in Louisiana, the way to pass the time is not by juicing tobacco, but by chewing over the latest poll stats, hot legislative issue and by talking about the real state sport-- the game of elections and legislative affairs.

With a new poll being released last week by business-man Lane Grigsby, Bayoubuzz.com has turned to Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media and Opinion Research for his insights with politics, polls and legislative homers and strike-outs.

Poll: Landrieu's Frail Lead, Vitter vs. Mitch, McCutcheon vs. FEC
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 08:17 Written by

landrieu-tea-partyLandrieu leads, but...
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, who is seeking a fourth six-year term, has a double-digit lead over her main Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy. The election is November 4.

Louisiana legislature: Higher education, LSU plan at risk?
Monday, 07 April 2014 12:39

capitol-newLouisiana legislature: Higher education, LSU plan at risk?

Can Louisiana pay for higher education?  Are states getting out of paying for higher education, and will Louisiana follow this course?

 

Landrieu in trouble but who's Cassidy?
Monday, 07 April 2014 12:04 Written by

landrieu-tea-partyOn Friday, Bayoubuzz.com published a summary of the Grigsby poll's findings. The Grigsby poll assessed the opinions on a sample of Louisianians on politicians, elections, and current political issues in the state. The numbers concerning Mary Landrieu's popularity, Bill Cassidy, and the US Senatorial Election were the topics of Saturday's Google Hangout with Stephen Sabludowsky and Jim Brown.

Grigsby Poll Has Work Cut Out for Cassidy, Vitter, Jindal
Monday, 07 April 2014 09:33 Written by

cassidyIt’s now Rep. Bill Cassidy’s 2014 Senate race to lose, Sen. David Vitter’s governor’s race to begin to consolidate upon, and Gov. Bobby Jindal’s restoration of political capital to achieve, according to a semi-annual poll put out there by one of Louisiana’s major Republican activists.

Mozilla’s Brenden Eich, latest gay-activists', free-speech censors' victim
Friday, 04 April 2014 12:18 Written by

chick-fil-a-gay-One of our cherished rights in this country is our 1st Amendment guarantee of free speech. Throughout our history, Americans have been allowed to speak their mind no matter how controversial the topic. Unfortunately, over time, this right has been steadily diminishing and the forces of censorship are winning. For example, on college campuses today, liberal speakers are welcomed, while conservatives are ignored and labeled too reactionary for young audiences.

GOP Leaning Poll: Weak Landrieu, Strong Vitter, Unpopular Jindal
Friday, 04 April 2014 11:41 Written by

grigsbyLane Grigsby, a Republican businessman, political activist, and community leader in Baton Rouge released his annual spring poll on Thursday on statewide elections and issues.

Petro Industry Cooking with Gas with Adley Fighting Wetlands Lawsuit
Friday, 04 April 2014 07:57 Written by

adley-robertRobert Adley rushed out of the state Senate chamber last week — past fellow politicians, past lobbyists wanting a minute of his time, past tourists visiting the state Capitol.

Jindal, Vitter and Louisiana's Leadership Lost
Thursday, 03 April 2014 10:01 Written by

jindal-speechGovernor Jindal keeps attracting buzz. Yesterday, he announced a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, a move many see as a sign that he’s moving further away from Louisiana towards Washington, D.C. While Jindal is journeying the nation - to the extent that he should be made Secretary of Transportation, according to Edwin Edwards - his popularity at home is crumbling. Jindal’s future, both nationally and locally, was the discussion topic of the last segment.

Mary Landrieu and the Importance of Experience, Power in Government?
Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:14 Written by

landrieu-tea-partyThis fall, Mary Landrieu, who has served three terms as a US Senator, is up for election again. Recently, another experienced Democrat, four-term ex-Governor Edwin Edwards, announced that he’s running for Congress. Landrieu has faced a storm of criticism, particularly from Republicans, for her endorsement of Obamacare. Also, Landrieu has just assumed the powerful position of Chairperson of the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee, an important assignment for an energy-producing state such as Louisiana. This new assignment and the importance of seniority in office were the discussion topics in this section.