It’s how the headlines should have read on Sunday morning. Or maybe “PEOPLE FINALLY VOTING IN LOUISIANA” considering we had a massive turnout of over 50% of all eligible voters in the run-off this past Saturday. Due to this, we have re-elected a Democrat Governor for the first time in over 40 years. And nationally […]
Republicans Rallying Behind Governor Edwards Despite Trump’s Support of Rispone; Ralph Abraham’s Family Member Donates to Governor John Bel EdwardsNovember 15, 2019
It’s no secret that Governor John Bel Edwards has enjoyed substantial crossover support from notable conservatives such as Newell Normand, former sheriff of Jefferson Parish, and former Republican primary rivals, Jay Dardenne and Scott Angelle. That’s right. Despite the senior Republican Senator David Vitter running for Governor initially against Governor John Bel Edwards, both Republican […]
A November 12, 2019, Edgewater|My People Vote© poll has the LA gubernatorial runoff at a statistical tie with only 2% undecided between Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards and his Republican challenger Eddie Rispone. The election will come down to the Edwards campaign’s ground game. Grassroots mobilization is going to be the key for Gov. John […]
Last week, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) released the annual School Performance Scores. Each school in the state is rated A-F based on student performance during state testing, and how many students earn college credit before graduating high school. While acknowledging the work of New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS) teachers, staff, and administrators, the […]
The topic of the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans is a contentious one. In the past two years, people have lost their homes and their vehicles due to the flooding of portions of the town. Yet, when it comes to understanding the root cause of why these floods occurred, the official stance starts […]
It’s an unfortunate fact that state and local-level elections often pull in fewer voters than presidential elections. This is unfortunate because it is state-level elections that can either promote or fight against gerrymandering. As we head into Louisiana’s 2019 elections, the 2020 Census is only five months away. Those elected to the state legislature will […]
The White House posted a tweet praising Louisiana’s economy yesterday, even as President Donald Trump tried to rally voters against Governor John Bel Edwards. “‘The Pelican State’ is booming – boasting its lowest unemployment rate since 2008, bringing back 5,000+ manufacturing jobs, and becoming one of our Nation’s leading states in natural gas exports!” In […]
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to run a racist goblin with no knowledge, experience, or interest in understanding the nuances of state and local government, you have a friend in Eddie Rispone.
Within 24 hours of making a statement criticizing the conditions that led to the Hard Rock Hotel collapse, Delmer Joel Ramirez-Palma was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
On November 1, 2019, the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) announced that they will join other library systems across the country in boycotting ebooks from Macmillian Publishers, one of the largest major publishers in the U.S. The action comes as a result of a library ebook embargo enacted by Macmillian. Under the company’s new policy, […]
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