So many issues on the table, so much to discuss. There’s the Louisiana budget, possible tax increase and cuts and yes, Louisiana voter apathy.
Louisiana Association and Business and Industry’s President and CEO Stephen Waguespack will join me on the digital table tomorrow at 3PM in a Facebook Live and Twitter Live discussion to talk about many of the important industry issues in the state.
This is what happens when Louisiana loses mighty congressional "secret sauce" or, otherwise known as, "clout"..
New Orleans moves up four in city growth among big cities. Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport. plummet. Metairie soars. Kenner pretty much stays pat.
According to the website WalletHub.com, Louisiana’s top growth city is New Orleans which is ranked among all cities at the 168th position . It’s rank is based upon a “sociodemeographics” rank of 66 but a Jobs and Economy rank of 363.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
A Tale of Two Parishes
The national controversy over whether athletes should stand for the National Anthem has hit home in Bossier and Caddo parishes. And there are stark differences in how it is being handled in each parish.
Bossier took the lead. In a statement, the Bossier Parish School System said any student who does not stand during the National Anthem while participating in extracurricular activities will face consequences.
The controversy which ultimately ended the distinguished career of the State Police Superintendent, Mike Edmonson, appears to have come to an end.
The "Take a Knee" conflict that has developed between the NFL, NFL owners, NFL players and President Donald Trump and his supporters has sent shock waves and anger throughout America over the issue of whether the players and the league are being unAmerican and unpatriotic.
The issue surrounding the Kaepernick-Trump-National Anthem-NFL and locally, the New Orleans Saints continues to swirl like a storm hitting a Caribbean Island today.
President Donald Trump has hit a nerve that could hit some NFL owners in the pocketbook. His comments about the National Anthem and the American Flag has send shockwaves and clarion calls across the NFL nation. Communities all over are beginning to question the wisdom of helping to help subsidize National Football League teams. Much of the outrage against the popular American sport is in response to the NFL’s action this weekend of “taking a knee”.
How might the New Orleans elections, particularly, the New Orleans Mayor’s race impact the upcoming Louisiana Treasurer’s race, with the elections being held the same day?
This is a question I asked Southern Media and Opinion Research’s President, pollster and political analyst Bernie Pinsonat earlier this week during a Facebook Live video discussion.
Yesterday, this site asked if anybody knows that Louisiana is in the middle of a Treasurer’s race. In part one of an ongoing interview with Southern Media and Opinion Research, its President Bernie Pinsonat said for various reasons he finds it difficult to believe any of the polls so far.
In general, there are four candidates who have chances to be in the runoff, three Republicans and one Democrat. The three republicans are Neil Riser, John Schroder, Angele Davis. The sole Democrat with any chance is Derrick Edwards.
Bayoubuzz Business News for the day:
Louisiana LED, Entergy's new site selection for economic development; Waguespack video--the President, CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, takes to the online video world with a weekly message; And, an update strategic partnership with Ochsner and St. Bernard hospital
Does anybody know there's a treasurer's race here in Louisiana to replace the last-elected official in that office, now US Senator, John Kennedy?
Yep. There is one, there is. And for the most part, right now, it's somewhat of a secret, not that the candidates are keeping it so, as of now.
by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice
Long before he took an oath of office to serve first in the Louisiana Legislature and later in the U.S. Senate, Bill Cassidy took the Hippocratic Oath.
But one would never know that from the abomination called the Cassidy-Graham Bill that, if passed would replace the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare.