by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Money in the Treasurer’s race
State Sen. Neil Riser has raised the most and spent the most in the race for Louisiana Treasurer, according to the latest campaign finance reports from the Louisiana Ethics Commission.
He has raised $442,047 and spent $315,269 as of September 4, the cutoff date for the latest reports. But that has also left him with the least amount of money on hand for the stretch run.
According to a new poll commissioned by the Angele Davis Campaign for Louisiana State Treasurer and conducted by by JMC Analytics and Polling, Davis is leading that race among Republican candidates and might be heading into a runoff with Democrat Derrick Edwards.
With Baton Rouge being the second largest city in the State of Louisiana, there are some real pluses--such as name recognition nationally, abilities to grow more economically. However, there are also some real negatives--traffic.
Today, after failure of the Baton Rouge council's proposal to improve upon the city's transportation infrastructure, the BRAC President released the following statement. BRAC is the city's Chamber of Commerce and economic development arm
by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
Your brand name is only as good as your reputation.” – Richard Branson
Louisiana’s brand is strong in many ways. Our culture is second to none, and our people are inviting and entertaining. We are rich in natural resources that fuel the world, as well as those that fuel the sporting passions of any outdoorsman. We are heroically resilient and civically driven, as recently evidenced by the Cajun Navy members and many other responders who rushed to Houston just to help a stranger in need.
Given the horrendous disaster circumstances arising from Hurricane Harvey, which caused significant damage to Texas and the recent Hurricane Irma which has impacted virtually every county in the State of Florida, Louisiana is reaching out to help those states (and perhaps others) in need.
Who’s doing the research?
Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler says she is counting on sports to revitalize the downtown area – more specifically, Cross Bayou..
With Hurricane Irma is bearing down upon the Carribean as a potential Tropical Storm 5 and will most likely hit the mainland United States with devastating results, the Louisiana Governor's office is working to be prepared.
Is man-made global warming a hoax or does it have some science that in the day and age of super storms like Hurricane Harvey, the nation needs to consider?
The Louisiana's Cajun Navy are not the only organization who deserve credit as the traumas of Hurricane-Tropical Storm Harvey reverberate nationally.
Give credit to the LDWF.
The Republican Party of Louisiana has rejected a former Democrat who just recently converted to be a Republican to a long-term Republican, who has been vilified in the national media as claiming that global warming is a hoax. Both candidates have served in the Louisiana House of Representatives.
The last thing the Gulf Coast, Texas and Louisiana needsright now is another tropical scare. Yet, although it appears to be many days away from any type of real concern, if any, given the events of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey, one just can't be too careful. According to the service, there is a twenty-percent chance of formation over the next five days.
You would think Louisiana Democrats would embrace Derrick Edwards as the perfect candidate for state treasurer. But the party’s litmus test plus its aversion to looking impotent instead makes him an outcast.
At its most recent meeting, the party’s executive committee failed to endorse Edwards despite his qualifying as the only Democrat in the contest. Moreover, he ticks off two victim class boxes, racial minority and person with disability; Democrats generally allege that American society discriminates against minorities and the disabled, mandating increased government efforts to redistribute resources their way. And, Edwards seems competitive as he polls in the lead for the spot.
Today is Katrina Anniversary.
Twelve years ago today, it appeared at the time the world came to an end for so many of us.
by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of LABI
Many have stepped up to help us over the years.
The horrific summer of 2005, dominated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, left an indelible mark on New Orleans and our entire coastal area that continues to influence many of our actions today. Hurricanes Gustav and Ike impacted most of our state just a few years later, triggering a collaborative effort that resulted in the largest evacuation in the nation’s history at the time.