After the meeting, both Mayor Tyler and Crump acted as if the defeat of the no-confidence resolution was a major victory. Seemingly, they confused the failure of this resolution as a vote of confidence, which it clearly was not..
Incumbent Gov. Buddy Roemer was squeezed out of the runoff, as Edwards outflanked him to the left and Duke overwhelmed Roemer among conservative voters. Louisiana is the only state in America that has a convoluted election system where all candidates run against each other the same time, irrespective of political affiliation.
Demery says that many citizens throughout Shreveport have urged him to seriously consider next year’s mayoral race. He says that crime is generally mentioned, along with the need for more economic development. He says that he is keenly aware that socioeconomics is often a big factor in a city’s crime rate.
Remember the 1970 song by Chicago: “Does anybody know what time it is? Does anybody really care?” Well, it’s close to Election Day in Louisiana, and it would seem by early voting and general lack of interest that Louisianans are not holding their breath to cast their ballot.
Shreveport City Council James Flurry has openly questioned the need for the city of Shreveport to continue to keep the Architectural/ Engineering (A/E) Committee in existence. The A/E Committee reviews responses to Requests for Proposals (RFP) for city contracts in excess of $10,000 and refers three to the mayor for her selection.
Legislation has been introduced in six states that would make gun insurance mandatory for all gun owners. New York, Hawaii, Washington, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Massachusetts would require government-mandated firearms insurance, and several insurance companies are considering offering such a product.
With all the controversy surrounding the release of almost 2,000 inmates throughout the state on Nov. 1, the only view it seems I haven’t heard is the inmates themselves. I thought maybe the public would like to hear from the mouth of the horse in the other pasture.
Individual income tax — 33.0% Sales tax — 23.3% Corporate tax — 19.0% Property tax — 15.1% Unemployment insurance tax — 9.6% The 10 best states in the index for 2018 are, in order, Wyoming, South Dakota, Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, Utah, Indiana and Oregon.
The luster is off pro football. The “take-aknee” controversy has turned off thousands of viewers. Just check out all the empty seats at any Sunday NFL game. Quite frankly, many of the pro games are, well, just boring. Then there is the “thug factor” and the statistic that some 50 NFL players have been arrested for domestic violence.
"To put it mildly, this is a huge, huge problem," Wray complained, citing various criminal activities as hobgoblins before going on to the usual faux-reasonable claim that "there's a balance that needs to be struck between encryption and the importance of giving us the tools we need to make the public safe.