Remember the old joke that the Louisiana Republican Party was so small, it could hold its meetings in a phone booth?
Lots have changed since then. The Party has become dominant in the very conservative state.
Well, shockingly and unfortunately, let's update the funny. Based upon yesterday's turnout, pull out the phone booth. It's needed.
Despite a horrible turnout, there were some winners.
At the top of the ticket, Democrat Attorney Derrick Edwards and Republican former State Representative John Schroder prevailed in the Louisiana State treasurer's race. The New Orleans Mayor's race also produced a runoff, between two black women, LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet.
Democrat Derrick Edwards, who ran without the official endorsement of the Louisiana Democratic Party and without its funding, pulled off a stunning victory Saturday night in leading the field of Treasurer candidates. The runoff is November 18 in which he will be facing John Schroder, who received 24% of the vote.
A Louisiana guy named John Thompson died last week. You may not recognize the name, but he was the victim of one of the worst cases of prosecutorial misconduct in the state’s history. Here are the facts.
Wake up everybody!! Tomorrow is the Louisiana Treasurer's Race. On the ballot are Derrick Edwards, Angele Neil Riser and John Schroder--the former, a Democrat, the latter three, Republicans.
However, based upon the statewide turnout projects, it's going to be a real snoozer as in very low turnout. If ever a time for No Doze.
What happened to Angele Davis and US President Donald Trump?
I did not hear a single comment or word naming the President in the recent black-targeted “Angele for Treasurer” promotion. The election for Statewide position of state treasurer is tomorrow.
The World Trade Center of New Orleans, with support from state and local partners, today announced Louisiana International Trade Week, October 30 – November 3, 2017, in New Orleans. Week-long activities include an opening reception, industry panel sessions, awards, and a black-tie fundraiser event at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Presenting Sponsors of Louisiana International Trade Week are the Port of South Louisiana and Associated Terminals.
So many issues on the table, so much to discuss. There’s the Louisiana budget, possible tax increase and cuts and yes, Louisiana voter apathy.
Louisiana Association and Business and Industry’s President and CEO Stephen Waguespack will join me on the digital table tomorrow at 3PM in a Facebook Live and Twitter Live discussion to talk about many of the important industry issues in the state.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net. Read more of his columns that have been published on Bayoubuzz.com
This is what happens when Louisiana loses mighty congressional "secret sauce" or, otherwise known as, "clout"..
New Orleans moves up four in city growth among big cities. Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport. plummet. Metairie soars. Kenner pretty much stays pat.
According to the website WalletHub.com, Louisiana’s top growth city is New Orleans which is ranked among all cities at the 168th position . It’s rank is based upon a “sociodemeographics” rank of 66 but a Jobs and Economy rank of 363.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
A Tale of Two Parishes
The national controversy over whether athletes should stand for the National Anthem has hit home in Bossier and Caddo parishes. And there are stark differences in how it is being handled in each parish.
Bossier took the lead. In a statement, the Bossier Parish School System said any student who does not stand during the National Anthem while participating in extracurricular activities will face consequences.
The controversy which ultimately ended the distinguished career of the State Police Superintendent, Mike Edmonson, appears to have come to an end.
The "Take a Knee" conflict that has developed between the NFL, NFL owners, NFL players and President Donald Trump and his supporters has sent shock waves and anger throughout America over the issue of whether the players and the league are being unAmerican and unpatriotic.
The issue surrounding the Kaepernick-Trump-National Anthem-NFL and locally, the New Orleans Saints continues to swirl like a storm hitting a Caribbean Island today.