The longest government shutdown in history threatens to leave Louisiana’s at-risk residents scrambling to scrape together money for rent normally paid for by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), including more than 1,100 residents who are elderly, disabled, or both.
Louisiana stands alone in the deep red South as the only state with a Democrat in the governor's mansion, however, that could change ten months from now when voters decide whether or not to re-elect John Bel Edwards.
Voters across the state are feeling naked Tuesday after walking out of their precincts without an ‘I Voted’ sticker. The Secretary of State’s Office (SOS) says it did not budget for the stickers this year.
A yes vote on the initiative would eventually allow residents in that parish to make online bets on fantasy sports. A no vote would continue to prevent residents from using fantasy betting apps like Fanduel and Draftkings when it comes to fantasy sports.
Dillard University of New Orleans is doing daily tracking of the most competitive mid-term races. Its political analyst believes Louisiana is in position to have someone in House leadership regardless of which party is in control.