President Donald Trump has hit a nerve that could hit some NFL owners in the pocketbook. His comments about the National Anthem and the American Flag has send shockwaves and clarion calls across the NFL nation. Communities all over are beginning to question the wisdom of helping to help subsidize National Football League teams. Much of the outrage against the popular American sport is in response to the NFL’s action this weekend of “taking a knee”.
How might the New Orleans elections, particularly, the New Orleans Mayor’s race impact the upcoming Louisiana Treasurer’s race, with the elections being held the same day?
This is a question I asked Southern Media and Opinion Research’s President, pollster and political analyst Bernie Pinsonat earlier this week during a Facebook Live video discussion.
Yesterday, this site asked if anybody knows that Louisiana is in the middle of a Treasurer’s race. In part one of an ongoing interview with Southern Media and Opinion Research, its President Bernie Pinsonat said for various reasons he finds it difficult to believe any of the polls so far.
In general, there are four candidates who have chances to be in the runoff, three Republicans and one Democrat. The three republicans are Neil Riser, John Schroder, Angele Davis. The sole Democrat with any chance is Derrick Edwards.
Bayoubuzz Business News for the day:
Louisiana LED, Entergy's new site selection for economic development; Waguespack video--the President, CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, takes to the online video world with a weekly message; And, an update strategic partnership with Ochsner and St. Bernard hospital
Does 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.
by 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.
With 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.
The 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.
by 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.
According 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.
With 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
by 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.
Given 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.