Content tagged “Election”

Landrieu, Cassidy and Maness to debate on Oct. 14

Incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican challengers Rep. Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness will all participate in a debate that is to air live on Louisiana Public Broadcasting on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. The debate will take place at Centenary College in Shreveport. “We are very excited that all three of the major candidates have agreed to appear in this forum,” says Barry Erwin, president of the Council for A Better Louisiana, which is partnering with LPB to present the debate. While there are other candidates running for Louisiana's Senate seat, CABL says it invited only those that have polled at least 5% in a recognized, nonpartisan or news media poll, or those who have raised at least $250,000 in campaign contributions, established a campaign committee and have filed campaign finance reports with the Federal Election Commission.

Ballot referendum to ban discrimination would only apply to city-parish employees

A referendum to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity that Metro Councilman John Delgado says he's aiming to get on the December ballot—if, as expected, the Metro Council votes down a so-called fairness ordinance next month—would apply only to city-parish employees and companies that do business with the city-parish. Daily Report previously reported that the referendum would mirror the controversial fairness ordinance, which would cover everyone in the city-parish and was deferred until Aug. 13 after four hours of heated debate at last week's Metro Council meeting. But Delgado says the referendum would be limited to the 5,000 or so city-parish employees and businesses that have city-parish contracts. According to the parish attorney's office, the city charter does not contain a provision for the calling of an election for the...

Monsour for mayor?

Though the election of Baton Rouge's next mayor is still nearly three years away, Walter Monsour says he has been approached by several business and community leaders about throwing his hat in the ring in 2016 and is giving serious thought to running.