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We're roughly two years away from either re-electing John Bel Edwards for Louisiana Governor or selecting his successor. Louisiana, being that dark blood-rich red state comprising a majority of Democrats under Republican dominance, will have a choice.  Does it follow the rest of the Deep South and elect only Republicans for major statewide office or, does it buck the trend once again, and back the Democrat incumbent?

    Some 1,400 inmates serving time for non- violent, non-sex offenses will be released from Louisiana state prisons earlier than expected on November 1.
    It’s the result of the Criminal Justice Reinvestment Package, which Gov. John Bel Edwards and a group of bipartisan legislators passed in the 2017 Legislature.

According to a just-released poll, commissioned on behalf of Louisiana State Representative candidate, Rob Maness, Colonel Maness is in good position in his third attempt for elective office.

The poll was conducted by John Couvillon and JMC Analytics and Polling.

Louisiana business news for today: Baton rouge economic outlook, New Orleans tourism, Louisiana governor goes to Harvard

Derrick Edwards, the Louisiana Democratic Party choice for Treasurer probably will no longer be unendorsed for the position of State Treasurer. Last week, the Republican Party announced it's support of John Schroder as it's party's choice for the position after he came in second place on election day. Edwards and Schroder are heading into the runoffs scheduled November 18. Edwards was the only Democrat running for Treasurer during the general election but was unendorsed by the Democrats. He came in first, besting Schroder and two other Republicans, State Senator Neil Riser and former Commissioner of Administration for the Bobby Jindal campaign, Angele Davis.

On the heels of an improving economy locally and nationally, Governor John Bel Edwards had some good news to promote--joblessness.

Last week, President Donald Trump took unilateral action via an executive order to stop paying insurance companies amounts as designated under the Affordable Care Act, to reimburse insurers for their payments to insureds under the Affordable Care Act.  The President claims the payments to the insurance companies are a bailout. After terminating the payments, Trump said that  "Obamacare is dead". The President and the Republican-led Congress were unsuccessful in repealing and replacing Obamacare which lack of success precipitated Trump's move last week.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 16:07

Louisiana throws elections but nobody comes

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It’s like they threw a party but nobody came. That’s how election officials must have felt when they counted the ballots for last week’s statewide election. The turnout was a paltry 13.5%. Now remember that some 50% of adults over eighteen who could register have not done so. That means the less than 7% of Louisianans over eighteen bothered to show up at the polls to vote.

Ask any politico: Elections are a game of numbers. It is a question of where a candidate will place assets to achieve the winning numbers.

Neil Riser
Neil Riser

While the Louisiana Treasurer’s race did not light up the voter’s interest, yielding a roughly 13.5 percent turnout, there is a very interesting story to be told from one of the individuals involved in the election process.

John Couvillon, polled for Angele Davis’s unsuccessful run.  She was one of three Republican candidate who was trying to garner her share of the 65 to 70 percent of the vote that would be likely be split up between the three conservative candidates which included John Schroder and Neil Riser.

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