Special interests in Louisiana’s public education system have not given up in trying to protect their power and privilege, as indicated by a suit filed regarding funding of charter schools that seeks to erode the state’s school choice options.
Although elections are supposed to be about individual candidates, both the Louisiana Republican and the Louisiana Democratic parties are pursuing other strategies—tie local candidates to other local and national personalities and messages.
It was a night for incumbents and bi-partisanship.
Democratic US Senator Mary Landrieu, Republican Congressman Steve Scalise, Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond, and PSC chairman, Eric Skrmetta have won the highly-coveted Alliance for Good Government endorsements for their respective re-election bids.
When one goes across the nation claiming to have the answers for US energy, healthcare, calling the President of the United States incompetent, castigating Washington DC and calling for a “hostile takeover”, wouldn’t you expect that politician or elected official to be popular back home?
If anyone—ANYONE—in charge at the Division of Administration (DOA) or the Office of Group Benefits (OGB) knows what they’re doing, please contact us immediately because we have given up all hope that the Jindal administration in its entirety has the first clue.