Lou Gehrig Burnett

Lou Gehrig Burnett

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

landryby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Keeping up with AG Landry?
 It’s no secret that Attorney General Jeff Landry has his eyes set on the governor’s office (Read: Senator Kennedy jockeying for governor run with Governor Edwards, reform slam?)

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Gov. John Bell Edwards did not take kindly to criticism of the state’s Justice Reinvestment Act by Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy.
The senator’s comments that he didn’t think the state Corrections Department can handle implementation of the act came at a most inopportune time.  The governor and a bipartisan delegation were in Washington to meet with legislators and the White House about the innovative program.

  schroder edwards  Saturday, November 18 is election day for those few dedicated souls who will bother to go to the polls and vote.
    The only statewide race on the ballot is the special election for state treasurer.  There will be a smattering of local elections, such as for mayor of New Orleans and the Caddo Commission.
    The special election for state treasurer is to replace John Kennedy, who was elected to the U.S. Senate.

Ranking for governor, senators

 The annual rankings of governors and members of Congress by POLITICO/Morning Consult is out, and it shows Louisiana’s Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards with a 53% job approval rating.

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    Gov. John Bel Edwards did not mince words over the actions of some GOP House members who are members of the Joint Budget Committee.
    The Committee last week blocked lucrative contract extensions sought by Edwards for the managed-care companies that coordinate services for 1.5 million Medicaid patients in Louisiana.

la heavenHow religious is Louisiana?

    Across America, states and regions differ in terms of their cultures, foods, and accents.  But one of the biggest distinguishing features is how religion impacts the people of each place.
    But while religion is widespread across the country, the importance of religion in people’s lives varies greatly from state to state.

trump yellowTrump at new low in poll

    President Donald Trump’s job approval rating has declined to the lowest of his presidency.  Not only that, nearly half of voters favor Democrats to serve as a check and balance to Trump and Congressional Republicans in the 2018 elections.
    That’s the finding of a new NBC/Wall Street Journal .poll conducted by Democratic pollster Fred Yang of Hart Research Associates and Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies.
    His current job approval rating of 38%, with  58% disapproving, is the lowest in modern times for a president at this stage of his presidency.  

    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.

treasurer mayorby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Runoff for State Treasurer
    As expected, the lone Democrat in the race for State Treasurer – Derrick Edwards – finished first in the field of six candidates.  He garnered 31% of the vote in the primary on Saturday.

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