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louisiana-constitutionYes, voters are getting plenty of rest ahead of Nov. 4, in order to complete the sprint that will be required of them to get through the ballot in the state-law-allotted time, while dreaming about how there has to be a better way of doing this – and there is.

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capitol 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.

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one-time-moneyby Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

State Treasurer John Kennedy isn’t the only one who disputes the veracity—or the political motives—of administration claims of a $178.5 million budget surplus for the fiscal year that ended on June 30.

There are a couple of Kristy Nichols’ predecessors, former commissioners of administration and a former state budget officer who have been there, done that and got the T-shirts, who are genuinely perplexed and skeptical of the whimsical claims.

 

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coast During the last few days of our family vacation, we ended up in Boston.  The newspaper headlines were startling. “Boston Could Become the Next Venice,” warned the Boston Globe.  “Boston Sinking into The Sea,” blared the New York Times.  A newly released report by the Urban Land Institute predicted that “Boston is sinking at a rate of more than a tenth of an inch a year.”  The Governor of Massachusetts has set up a statewide strategy commission and earmarked $50 million out find out how to save the city from drowning.  There’s panic in Boston.

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landrieu-cassidy-manessThe Louisiana US Senate race starts in earnest tonight as Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy, Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu and Tea Party candidate Rob Maness face the voters.

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BATON-ROUGE-SKY Louisiana Biz shorts for today: New leadership at New Orleans Port Cruise and Tourism division, International Fest,  BGR says beware of the Trojan Horse, and BRAC has a new site for Baton Rouge region newcomers.

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ebola-bed Louisiana Southwest State Representatives are speaking out about a recent news report that Louisiana would host Ebola-related incinerated waste from the Dallas dwellings.

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jindal-greensteinLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is making news once again, courtesy of Politico and other national publications, who obviously have little to do but to run OpEds by the Governor in his bizarre presidential quest, while never probing into the governor's own record as he makes his self-serving comments.

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The day Louisiana Pride died
Thursday, 09 October 2014 09:13

louisiana-trashOne of the biggest priorities facing Louisiana’s next governor is the challenge of re-instilling pride in the attitudes of many Louisianans. Government can only do so much. But a governor can be a catalyst in raising the public’s expectations.

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jindal-obamaby Lou Gehrig burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Senate race: neck-and-neck
    A new poll on the Louisiana U.S. Senate race by Public Policy Polling (PPP) reveals a neck-and-neck  race between incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy.

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