While most of the Louisiana's politicos' attention focus upon the US Senate race, there's another major election that is beginning to take shape--the Louisiana governor's race. Bobby Jindal is term limited so, theoretically, the field is wide open. We asked Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media and Opinion Research to assess the gubernatorial field, to date:
Election Day for the congressional and local elections is right around the corner. In fact, a Louisiana voter can absentee vote right now. The Secretary of State’s office predicts some 45 to 50 percent of registered voters will actually show up and vote. Having run that office for a number of years and predicting voter turnout through the 1980s, I predict closer to a 60 percent turnout. Current Secretary of State Tom Schedler and I have a lunch wager on whose prediction will be more accurate.
Readers interested in Louisiana politics got another reminder recently of the maddening inconsistency of state Treasurer John Kennedy’s thinking, and why, should he decide to pursue the matter, any attempt he makes to be elected governor in 2015 should be greeted with a healthy dose of skepticism.
Forbes Magazine announced it’s sponsoring a great gathering of the world’s business and financial geniuses this coming week in Philadelphia.
Forbes calls its brainstorm for brainiacs “Forbes Under 30 Summit.”
Today's business news from around the state--Better Than Ezra Foundation, EDgear expands to Baton Rouge, Idea Village and Leslie Jacobs
Nearly seven years into his administration, it’s no surprise that Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-Iowa/New Hampshire/Florida—anywhere by Louisiana) would be losing many of his top appointees. After all, the ride is nearly over and they have to be looking for opportunities beyond the inevitable unemployment line once Jindal’s term ends in January of 2016.
According to the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) report, there is a great divide, segregation and inequality in the US Restaurant Industry which is seen in cities Chicago, Detroit and New Orleans.
With now less than two weeks left to the Louisiana US Senate race, one of the real questions churned about is the impact of the Tea Party candidate, Rob Maness .
Will the elections turnout in Louisiana be like a regular mid-termer or will we see a higher turnout. Of course, higher turnout is relevant depending upon which candidate or candidates gets the best benefit.