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LA DOTD

In his victory speech last week, President-elect Donald Trump made a commitment.

“We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We’re gonna rebuild our infrastructure, which will become second-to-none,” he promised.


Sue Lincoln

The state’s Revenue Estimating Conference met Thursday, to officially acknowledge the shortfall for the fiscal year that ended July 1st.

“The bottom line: $315.5 million less in General Fund direct revenue collected, relative to expectation or forecast for FY 16,” Legislative fiscal analyst Greg Albrecht announced.

Wallis Watkins

The race for United States Senator continues in Louisiana. Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy faces off against Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, a Democrat. At a press conference Wednesday, Campbell said the differences between he and his opponent couldn’t be more clear.  


Louisiana Secretary of State

For Louisiana, round one is done, with Congressmen Steve Scalise in the 1st, Cedric Richmond in the 2nd, Ralph Abraham in the 5th and Garret Graves in the 6th, all returning to Washington, D.C.

Round two however, begins today, as the 3rd and 4th congressional districts and the U.S. senate races all head to a runoff on December 10th.


LPB

Which two candidates will come out on top of today’s voting and make the U.S. Senate runoff December 10th?

“Most people assume that it will be one Republican and one Democrat,” says U-L Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross.


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