Lou Gehrig Burnett

Lou Gehrig Burnett

Lou Gehrig Burnett is the publisher of Fax-Net, a North-Louisiana newsletter.

shamed capitolby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Not-so-Special Session?

    It was as if the members of the Louisiana House of Representatives were having a good time in Baton Rouge and did not want to go home.
    With a threat of a Special Session hanging over their heads immediately following the Regular Session, House members refused to compromise with the Senate’s budget plan.

confedby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Senate kills Carmody bill

    It was a losing proposition right from the get-go.  Shreveport Rep. Thomas Carmody was successful in the House of Representatives, but it was a different story in the Senate.


Louisiana State Capitol at nightby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Avoiding a special session?

    The Louisiana Senate may have saved state legislators from having to stay in Baton Rouge for a special session.  That depends, of course, on whether the House concurs with the Senate changes to the budget.

troy carter2by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

No minimum wage hike

    The Louisiana Senate Finance Committee, by a  7-3 vote, voted down Sen. Troy Carter’s bill, which would have raised the minimum wage to $8 in 2018 and to $8.50 in 2019.
    The bill would have also required the state minimum wage to be raised to match any increase to the federal minimum wage should it be raised above the state minimum.

trumpertensionby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Trump makes voters nervous
    A majority of American voters – 55% – report feeling nervous about the future of America as a  result of the latest controversies surrounding President Donald Trump.  That’s according to a recent poll conducted by Morning

john bel edwards loresby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

New Louisiana poll

    A new Louisiana poll conducted by Southern Media and Opinion Research (SMOR) between May 3 and May 6 reveals that Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has a 53.8% job approval rating.

angelle davis    State Treasurer’s  race by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

    The race to replace John Kennedy as state Treasurer will be the only statewide race on the ballot on October 14.  Kennedy is now the junior U.S. senator from Louisiana.
    The state treasurer’s job is not one of the glamor positions in state government.  Therefore, it will be hard for candidates to get voters to pay attention to the race.    

lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Crews cruises to victory
    The closeness of the race fizzled, and Raymond Crews ran away with the special election for the House District 8 seat in the Louisiana Legislature on Saturday.
    He defeated opponent Robbie Gatti by a 64 to 36% margin.  Voter turnout was only 20.7%.  Crews had 3,845 votes to 2,150 for Gatti.

trump congressby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Tough times for Trump

    These are not the best of times for President Donald Trump.  As he nears the 100-day mark of his administration, his job performance remains in negative territory.

kennedy senby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Do endorsements matter?

    Do voters really pay attention when one politician endorses another?  It’s an age-old question, and politicians continue to do it.

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