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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landryCourt throws out Edwards Order

Louisiana’s First Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against Gov. John Bel Edwards on his executive order protecting gay and transgender Louisianans from discrimination in state employment and services.

State Attorney General Jeff Landry had challenged the 2016 order from the governor.  He won in a lower court and now has scored a victory in the Appeals Court, which upheld the lower court’s ruling.

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edwards himEdwards calls GOP ‘obstructionists’

    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.

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Is it good state policy for foreign-owned companies to do business in Louisiana? Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards addressed this issue today, in Geismar Louisiana.  Below is a statement from his press office highlighting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI):

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landryGovernor John Bel Edwards has expressed his disappointment about a 1st Circuit Court Decision today involving job discrimination in his ongoing battle with the Attorney General Jeff Landry.  The Appellate Court today sided with Landry over the issue whether the Governor can protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people working for state government from discrimination, harassment, and firing.

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Does Derrick Edwards have a Chinaman’s chance of winning the Louisiana Treasurer’s race?

Conventional wisdom says, no way. Not a Chinaman, not an Englishman, only, a “no-way man” chance of prevailing.

The top Louisiana politicos and pollsters in Louisiana pretty much agree.

In a series of online Facebook Live interviews, post-election, with Dr. Ed Chervenak, Bernie Pinsonat, Jeff Crouere, Jim Brown, John Couvillon, none of them have felt there was any possible scenario to victory.

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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?

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    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.

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

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

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