LABI today released scores from its legislative scorecard for the 2015 regular legislative session, tracking the votes of individual members in both the House and Senate on specific legislative items LABI put priority on. View a detailed publication summarizing the priorities.
Eugene Green’s decision to end his bid for the 97th House seat allowed the former chancellor of Southern University-New Orleans Joe Bouie to slide into the seat unopposed. Green, the business development leader under former Mayor Marc Morial and U.S. Rep. William Jefferson’s former chief of staff, decided to bow out before the November 4 election…. MORE »
SOUTHPAC, a political action committee of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), announced the endorsement of Eric Skrmetta, an incumbent Public Service Commissioner from District 1. Skrmetta graduated from Brother Martin High School in New Orleans, received a Bachelor of Science in industrial technology from Louisiana State University, and graduated Cum Laude… MORE »
Candidates quality for House District 97 (New Orleans East) Newly-elected New Orleans City Councilperson Jared Brossett officially left the Louisiana House of Representatives midway through his third year. The vacant seat had courted quite a few suitors, including one-term limited Sen. Ed Murray; Sidney Cates Jr., son of Judge Sidney Cates; businessman Randy Green; retired Southern… MORE »
Incumbent Judge Terri Love drew an opponent for her Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeal seat after qualifying finished in late August. Just days after qualifying, Love’s sole challenger, Doug Hammel, removed his name from the ballot. Hammel realized he was disqualified due to a short stint as a traffic court judge in early 2014…. MORE »
SOUTHPAC, a political action committee of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), has announced its endorsement of Judge Scott Crichton for election to Supreme Court District 2 in northwest Louisiana. Brian Landry, SOUTHPAC’s executive director stated, “Electing Judge Crichton to the Louisiana Supreme Court will be a service not only to the residents… MORE »
Business group endorses Julie Stokes in House District 79 race SOUTHPAC, a political action committee of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), announced today its endorsement of Julie Stokes in the upcoming House District 79 race to replace Tony Ligi. “Residents of House District 79 are very fortunate to have Julie Stokes running to… MORE »