Newell Normand

City Council
Newell Normand
December 05, 2019 - 5:03 pm
A committee of the New Orleans City Council received a report yesterday relating to domestic violence cases in the city and in response, two councilmembers had sharp criticism for District Attorney Leon Canizzarro. To better understand the underlying issues and the best approaches moving forward,...
Read More
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks as Attorney General William Barr testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, on the Mueller Report. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Newell Normand
December 04, 2019 - 5:05 pm
With her polling numbers dipping and fundraising drying up, California Senator Kamala Harris called it quits and dropped out of the 2020 race this week, saying “I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign. But I will keep fighting every day for what this campaign has been about - justice...
Read More
Police officer
Newell Normand
December 03, 2019 - 10:23 am
Why has law enforcement become a whipping boy for politicians? After every officer-involved shooting, politicians are fast to condemn cops, and even if officers are later vindicated, no apology is ever offered. How does this pattern contribute to the hostility toward law enforcement in America?...
Read More
Farmer
Newell Normand
November 27, 2019 - 10:26 am
The Farm Workforce Modernization Act is gaining bipartisan momentum on Capitol Hill, but just because it’s a rare bill with support from both Republicans and Democrats doesn’t mean everyone is a fan. Newell invited Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) Government Relations Director RJ...
Read More
Newell Normand
November 26, 2019 - 10:12 am
Not many New Orleans residents can say they have not been affected by their property assessments. We now have one assessor as opposed to the seven assessors we had back prior to reforms put in place in 2011. Have there been significant improvements under the new system or not? The Bureau of...
Read More
Newell Normand
November 22, 2019 - 5:38 pm
TripAdvisor has named New Orleans a 2019 "Most Excellent City Overall," placing it among international destinations with the highest percentage of certificate of excellence recipients. To explain what that's all about, Newell invited Mark Romig, the President and CEO of the New Orleans Tourism and...
Read More
Newell Normand
November 20, 2019 - 6:04 pm
The City Council has made a request to cut tax rates for property owners, and an agreement is under consideration. The plan is to move some individual millages around to prioritize infrastructure and public safety dollars over areas of less concern. Newell asked Councilmembers Joe Giarrusso and...
Read More
Newell Normand
November 19, 2019 - 5:59 pm
Louisiana has recently joined a number of other states around the country that are experiencing fatalities that medical examiners determined to be caused by vaping. Vapers might want to do a little bit more research before determining whether or not they’re willing to accept the risk that vaping...
Read More
Newell Normand
November 18, 2019 - 3:39 pm
You, the citizens of Louisiana, deserve hearty congratulations for flexing your muscles and voting in an independent fashion. You refused to be influenced by party-driven ideology and trusted your minds and hearts, when selecting our Governor. Instead of being driven by outsiders who mislead and...
Read More
USA TODAY
Chris Miller
November 16, 2019 - 11:44 pm
John Bel Edward's reelection shows Louisiana voters can put party aside if the right candidate is in the race. "Ultimately, what ended up happening is folks realized he is a conservative Democrat," said Newell Normand, WWL host and former sheriff of Jefferson Parish. "He's a little different...
Read More

Pages