|Posted on 7/27/2018 12:29:00 PM.|
A Morning Consult poll shows Governor John Bel Edwards’ approval rating slipped under 50 percent during the brutal legislative sessions between April and June. Edwards’ has generally maintained one of the highest approval ratings for a Democratic governor, but ULM Political Science Professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says it appears the threats to public services during the sessions took their toll.
“The budget crisis, the TOPS cuts, the higher ed cuts, the Medicare cut. This poll I think captures somewhat voter disgust at that.”
|John Bel Edwards, Joshua Stockley, Approval rating|
|Posted on 12/11/2017 8:00:00 AM.|
LaPolitics Weekly reports Congressman Ralph Abraham is considering a run for governor in 2019. Abraham says he hasn’t made any decisions, but a number of people are asking him about it. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says the Richland Parish physician will need to boost his name recognition.
|Ralph Abraham, Governor's race 2019, election, governor, ULM, Joshua Stockley|
|Posted on 11/1/2017 1:38:00 PM.|
When it comes to popularity in Congress, both of Louisiana's US Senators rank right about in the middle, according to a new Morning Consult poll. US Senator John Kennedy is ranked 39th out of 100 Senators, and Senator Bill Cassidy was number 62.
|US Senate, John Kennedy, Bill Cassidy, Joshua Stockley, ULM, Morning Consult|
|Posted on 9/20/2017 4:12:00 AM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards released an email poll asking if Louisiana residents support raising the minimum wage. ULM Political Science Professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says this survey is more about fundraising, as many of his supporters already want to increase the state’s minimum wage, which is $7.25.
|John Bel Edwards, minimum wage, Joshua Stockley|
|Posted on 4/29/2017 6:05:00 AM.|
President Donald Trump has reached 100 days in office, but what does that mean for Louisiana? ULM political science professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says Mr. Trump’s first 100 days in office have been turbulent and unorthodox. He says there’s been very little direct policy change at the federal level under the new administration.
|Joshua Stockley, Donald Trump, politics|
|Posted on 2/28/2017 12:10:00 PM.|
A picture has surfaced of Robbie Gatti, who is a white Republican running for a seat in the state legislature, wearing black face as part of a Tiger Woods costume. Gatti says this photo was taken 15 years ago during a church function when the golf star was at the height of his career. (photo courtsey The Hayride)
|Robbie Gatti, blackface, Joshua Stockley, Jeff Sadow|
|Posted on 2/13/2017 10:42:00 AM.|
Tonight Louisiana lawmakers will convene for their third special session in just one year, as they attempt to resolve a $304 million midyear budget deficit. ULM political science professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says one of the biggest battles will be whether or not to tap into the rainy day fund, and how much. He says if they do not use the fund, lawmakers will face some tough decisions.
|Joshua Stockley, special session, budget, rainy day fund|
|Posted on 12/11/2016 10:12:00 AM.|
Republican John Kennedy’s victory in the U.S. Senate race gives the GOP a larger majority in the upper chamber, 52 Republicans and 48 Democrats. ULM political science professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says this is an important win for Republicans because it gives them a larger cushion to deal with issues as they arise in the Senate.
|U.S. Senate, John Kennedy, ULM, Joshua Stockley|
|Posted on 12/6/2016 5:26:00 AM.|
In a new ad, Governor John Bel Edwards asks residents to vote for Democrat Foster Campbell in Saturday’s US Senate race. In the 30-second spot, Edwards says Campbell could be the deciding vote against substantial cuts to social security and Medicare. ULM political science Professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says as popular as the governor is, this ad likely won’t do much to help Campbell.
|Joshua Stockley, Foster Campbell, John Bel Edwards, Senate race|
|Posted on 10/18/2016 6:04:00 AM.|
Five of the 24 candidates for US Senate will go head to head tonight in the first statewide televised debate of the race. Republicans Charles Boustany, John Fleming and John Kennedy, along with Democrats Foster Campbell and Caroline Fayard are the candidates who will participate tonight.
|Joshua Stockley, Senate debate, LPB, |
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