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pinsonat homeDoes 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.

cassidyby 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.

If Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy hadn’t realized it after a decade in politics, he knows it now: these people aren’t your allies, much less your friends.

katrina FLOOD 4With major hurricanes recently hitting Florida and Texas, and since some parts of Louisiana are still cleaning up after last year’s torrential rains, many property owners in the Bayou State are asking if insurance rates will go up.  Will rates go up?  Is the Pope Catholic?  Does Grizzly Adams have a beard?  Of course we all will be paying more.

cassidy huntThe die is cast. There’s appears to be a political showdown set for next week. Call it the medical high-noon.

And, Louisiana’s US Congressman William Bill Cassidy, Republican from Baton Rouge, is in the cross-fire.

It is his legislation with Lindsey Graham’s co-authorship that will determine the fate of the Affordable Care Act, aka, Obamacare.

riserby 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.

angelle davisAccording 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.

knapp interviewWith 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

kangaroo court2by 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.

irma roofGiven 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.

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