Louisiana Politics

Scoot
November 18, 2019 - 12:05 pm
The election is over, and perhaps the most important result is all those damn political commercials are gone! We, the citizens, endured months of relentless political ads that tested the limits of human tolerance for ugly deception. But the important thing is this - we survived - even if we are a...
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Scoot
October 14, 2019 - 5:26 pm
The anticipated run-off between incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards – a Democrat – and Republican challenger businessman Eddie Rispone will seem more like a full-contact spectator’s sport than an election. In the election over the weekend, Governor John Bel Edwards received 46.6% of the vote and...
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Scoot
October 10, 2019 - 1:20 pm
During the debate of the three gubernatorial candidates last night in Shreveport, Republican candidate Ralph Abraham confirmed something I have talked about on my radio talk show on WWL. At one point in the debate with Governor John Bel Edwards, Republican Eddie Rispone and Republican Ralph Abraham...
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State of Louisiana
Thomas Perumean
August 07, 2019 - 6:34 am
Troy Brown, the former District Two senator, has qualified to run for the seat he previously occupied. Brown plead no-contest to a pair of domestic violence charges back in February 2017 and then resigned from office. Now the Democrat is back, looking to unseat fellow Democrat Ed Price from the...
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Darrin Klimek
Newell Normand
June 07, 2019 - 10:14 am
Parents, who harass referees at high school games or children’s sporting events, face new penalties for bad behavior - including up to 90 days in jail and mandatory community service, because of a new bill passed in the legislature. Is that necessary? We create a lot of these “feel good” laws and...
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liveslow
June 05, 2019 - 11:04 am
There’s long been a debate as to whether life imitates art or art imitates life. I mention that because I often find quotes from movies that succinctly sum up what’s going on in real life. One of my favorites comes from No Country for Old Men as spoken by Tommy Lee Jones. “If it ain’t a mess it’ll...
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Newell Normand
May 21, 2019 - 8:55 am
Once again, Louisiana has the second-highest auto insurance rates in the country. To try and understand what’s driving this, I spoke with Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon. “Part of that is the fact that we are a poorer state than almost every other state,” Donelon said. “The percentage...
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tommaso79
Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
May 01, 2019 - 11:14 am
Are all people distracted by the same things? Can you do two things at a time successfully? Three? One? None? All people are different and we spent some time Wednesday morning talking about a proposed new law in Louisiana that would make holding a cellphone while driving illegal. Those that are for...
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Newell Normand
November 06, 2018 - 10:00 am
Election day is finally here. Polls are open across the country. Americans are exercising the most fundamental right there is – the right to vote. If you have not voted, it is time to get to the polls and vote. 100+ million votes cast in a defining moment election. Why defining? A majority of...
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Newell Normand
September 25, 2018 - 8:41 am
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell displayed the revamped seal of New Orleans last week, asking people on Twitter, “Notice anything different?” Newell Normand had a lot to say about it, and here are some of his HOT TAKES : Let me go on the record: I don't care. If we're worried about the city's seal...
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