Governor-Elect John ‘Bel’ Edwards has tapped Democratic State Senator Ben Nevers to coordinate his transition team and be the administration Chief of Staff. 

Sue Lincoln

Just because the election is over doesn’t mean all campaigning is at an end.

“It is not a time for us to become complacent, to let up, to get comfortable,” said Rev. Lee T. Wesley of Together Louisiana at a press conference Monday.

The statewide coalition of churches and community groups said they are pleased with the election of John Bel Edwards as governor, and they’re going do everything possible to help make the first of his campaign promises come true.

Plantar fasciitis is a common problem – about one in ten people have the sharp pain under their heel that’s caused by small tears in the plantar fascia, which is "a really strong, thin piece of fascia, which is almost like gristle, and it supports the foot arch. So it's sort of a tie-rod to the arch," says Dr. Meredith Warner, an orthopedic surgeon in Baton Rouge. She adds, "Over time it degenerates, and when it degenerates it can create pain through the accretion of painful proteins," and though plantar fasciitis usually heals itself within eighteen months, most people seek treatment before then.

W. Watkins

“It’s time to have and honest and disciplined approach to governance, and that’s what we intend to do,” Governor-elect John Bel Edwards said, as he met with the press in New Orleans Sunday afternoon, ready to start talking transition.

“Co-chairs of the transition team will be Miss Laura Leach of Lake Charles, Mayor Jamie Mayo of Monroe, Sheriff Newell Normand of Jefferson Parish, Senator Sharon Weston-Broome of Baton Rouge, Mr. Taylor Townsend of Natchitoches, and Mr. Richard Lipsey of Baton Rouge.”

Frank Barnett

The neighborhood of Gardere has had a reputation in the past for being an area of high crime and violence. But a few are trying to unite the area by drawing attention to victims of violence through the celebration of the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

Roux Radio 11/20

Nov 20, 2015

This week on Roux Radio: Gardere's Dia de Los Muertos celebration, Big Data in politics, and Louisiana's ongoing budget crisis.  

The long and contentious race for Governor will soon come to a close. Kyle Kondik from the University of Virginia's Crystal Ball blog weighs in on State Rep. John Bel Edwards' chances of victory given his lead in the polls over U.S. Sen. David Vitter.

S. Lincoln

The Joint Legislative Budget Committee meets this morning to vote on the Jindal administration plan to solve the current budget shortfall. That’s got David Vitter’s and John Bel Edwards’ knickers in a knot.

Vitter says it solves nothing, describing the administration’s plan as, “More patching, more moving money around, more depending on very speculative money; and for us to be sweeping that to solve our problems now, I think is irresponsible.”

Edwards agrees.