Landry seeks re-election, says another Republican to join governor's race "shortly"
Posted on 11/15/2018 4:33:00 PM.

Attorney General Jeff Landry says he’s running for re-election because he sees crime as the biggest issue facing Louisiana in the near future, and AG’s are best situated to tackle it. Landry says Medicaid fraud and abuse is another major issue he’ll tackle if re-elected, along with two other substantial problems...
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Edwards calls Ardoin's illegal voting claim
Posted on 11/14/2018 11:44:00 AM.

Governor Edwards is criticizing a decision by Interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin to publicly claim the former Mayor of New Roads “illegally cast his ballot” in the midterm election, when the Governor says further review showed Robert Myer was actually eligible to vote.
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Minimum wage going up in Arkansas and Missouri, is Louisiana next?
Posted on 11/9/2018 4:14:00 AM.

Two Republican run states voted this week to increase their minimum wage. Arkansas' wage will go up to $11 an hour by 2021, and Missouri's minimum wage will rise to $12 by 2023. Efforts to raise the minimum wage in the Bayou State have failed, but New Orleans Senator Troy Carter believes what happened in Arkansas will help convince lawmakers in Louisiana that a minimum wage of $7.25 is to low.
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Kennedy confident after midterm results
Posted on 11/7/2018 12:47:00 PM.

Senator John Kennedy says the vaunted Blue Wave ended up being more of a Blue Dribble as the Democrats took control of the House, and flipped seven governorships, but lost seats in the Senate. Kennedy says the performance is proof that Trump isn’t a fluke.

“Clearly President Trumps rallies matter, the Republicans in America got energized."

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Abraham airing south LA ads
Posted on 11/2/2018 11:54:00 AM.

Congressman Ralph Abraham has a suite of new campaign ads airing across south Louisiana markets that don’t have many voters from his more northern and central district. ULM Poli Sci Professor Joshua Stockley says it’s likely to boost his name recognition statewide for potential run at governor, if the political winds shift on Tuesday.
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Rep. Morris: Kennedy needs to run in 2019
Posted on 10/31/2018 12:16:00 PM.

Monroe Representative Jay Morris is publicly calling for U.S. Senator John Kennedy to jump into the 2019 governor’s race against John Bel Edwards. The north Louisiana Republican says it’s clear the Senator would be Edwards most formidable challenger, and…
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Survey: Kennedy has a 9-percentage point lead in a head-to-head race with the governor
Posted on 10/24/2018 12:50:00 PM.

Alongside the announcement that John Kennedy will announce his gubernatorial intentions by December 1st, the U.S. Senator released a poll showing he leads Governor Edwards 48% to 39% in a theoretical race. UL Lafayette Political Sci Professor Pearson Cross says the survey is a reminder that Edwards faces tough re-election chances.  

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Sen. John Kennedy sets governor's race decision deadline
Posted on 10/24/2018 6:08:00 AM.

U.S Senator John Kennedy says he’ll make a decision by December 1st on whether he'll run for governor next year. Fellow Republicans Ralph Abraham and Jeff Landry are also looking at challenging Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards, so ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says the December 1 deadline is critical.
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Edwards: Rising incomes responsible for surplus
Posted on 9/26/2018 2:56:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards says the state’s surging income levels are a substantial part of the expected 300 million dollar surplus for the last budget year. A report showed Louisiana paced most of the nation in income growth at 5.9 percent in the 2nd quarter, good for second in country. Edwards says income gains are propelling the unexpected revenue.
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Oschner/LSU take over north LA hospitals.
Posted on 9/24/2018 12:20:00 PM.

The deal to transfer management of two hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe to Oschner and LSU has officially been finalized. The new system, called Oschner LSU Health System of North Louisiana, will begin October 1st, and has a ten year contract. Governor John Bel Edwards says it’s a deal that had to get done.
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