Robert Mann http://wrkf.org en John Bel Edwards: First Horse in 2015 La. Governor's Race http://wrkf.org/post/john-bel-edwards-first-horse-2015-la-governors-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Louisiana House Minority Leader, John Bel Edwards, threw his hat into the ring for the next gubernatorial race Wednesday morning on the <a href="http://www.wrkf.org/post/wednesday-state-rep-john-bel-edwards-metro-councilwoman-c-denise-marcelle?nopop=1">Jim Engster Show</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Edwards may see a fundraising advantage by announcing this early, but has a lot to overcome.</p><p>Other potential&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">candidates include fellow democrat New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and republicans US Senator David Vitter, Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, and State Treasurer John Kennedy.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:08:55 +0000 Kelly Connelly 6471 at http://wrkf.org John Bel Edwards: First Horse in 2015 La. Governor's Race With Three Weeks Left, State Legislators Still Have Much To Do http://wrkf.org/post/three-weeks-left-state-legislators-still-have-much-do <p><span class="BodyCopy">As of Friday, May 11, the state Legislative session has three weeks until it must adjourn.</span></p><p class="BodyCopy">The budget has yet to be balanced even though the house passed an amendment Friday to end the dispute over the use of one-time money, and Governor Bobby Jindal's pension reforms remain in limbo.</p><p class="BodyCopy">Robert Mann is the Director of the Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs at the Manship School at LSU.</p><p class="BodyCopy">WRKF's Ashley Westerman sat down with him earlier this week and asked what the biggest priority for the legislature is at this point.</p><p> Fri, 11 May 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 2599 at http://wrkf.org With Three Weeks Left, State Legislators Still Have Much To Do