With Election Day on Oct. 12 for Louisianans, residents' views on Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' tax hikes to erase a $2 billion deficit seem likely to be the deciding factor on who sits in the governor's chair.
Voters have a number of decisions to make in the upcoming Oct. 12 election, including insurance commissioner - whose role is critical for Louisiana auto insurance consumers, who pay among the highest rates in the nation.
As the 2019 fall elections approach for Louisiana, reform groups urge voters to closely examine elected officials and those who are running for public office, as matters such as the health of the economy rest on these individuals’ shoulders.
The Pelican Institute for Public Policy, working to improve awareness about issues such as leadership and reform, said the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry's 2019 scorecard is a clear indicator of priorities for the state moving forward.
According to an article in WWL.Radio.com, the vast majority of Louisiana voters feel that the coastal situation and climate change merit government intervention, and the oil and gas associations in the state are in agreement with residents' concerns.
The recent 2019 Louisiana Legislative Session was largely uneventful for the business industry in the state, but for those in the truck logging industry the lack of movement means a harder battle for truckers.
With the poor state of Louisiana’s judicial system, high taxes and litigious culture, the 2019 gubernatorial election offers promise in its potential to bring about some much-needed changes and relief for residents.
For a number of years, Louisiana has flirted with the top ranking for the nation’s "worst Judicial Hellhole," and it is not without good reason as insurance abuse, lawsuit culture and high taxes make the state a challenge to live in.