Senator Kennedy seeks answers from Governor Edwards in the Wake of a Legislative Audit
Posted on 6/7/2018 5:00:00 AM.

In a letter sent to Governor Edwards, US Senator John Kennedy expressed his concern over what he called an “inexcusable waste of taxpayer funds at the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission” based on a legislative audit.

Kennedy says the bulk of the problems appeared to have occurred under the leadership of Katara Williams, who has since been moved to a position with Southern University.  

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Qualifying for 2019 Governor's Race 15 months away
Posted on 5/8/2018 5:36:00 AM.

We are 15 months away from qualifying for the 2019 Louisiana Governor’s race. Speculation is that Republican U.S. Senator John Kennedy will challenge Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards. Pollster John Couvillon says Kennedy was elected as a Senator in 2016 and Edwards re-election campaign will likely attack the Republican from St. Tammany Parish about running for another statewide office.
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Kennedy urges legislature to delay Harrah's contract extension with the state
Posted on 5/1/2018 11:19:00 AM.
U.S. Senator John Kennedy is asking the legislature to hold off on voting a bill to extend Harrah’s New Orleans Casino’s contract with the state for 30 years. Kennedy says media reports that Harrah’s is considering selling the property so the state could unwittingly increase the selling price by extending the contract.

“They’re an 8 billion dollar company. They’ve got the best lawyers and lobbyists money can buy and we need to match them, and rushing this thing through when you’ve got six years left on the contract? It doesn’t smell right to me.”
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Senator Kennedy asks President Trump to hike tariffs on China's crawfish & shrimp
Posted on 4/20/2018 11:47:00 AM.
United States Senator John Kennedy is asking President Trump to put even higher tariffs on Chinese Crawfish and Shrimp. In a letter to the White House, Kennedy accused the Chinese of not trading fairly with the U S.

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Sen. Kennedy says he's thinking about running for Governor
Posted on 4/11/2018 8:16:00 PM.

Speculation continues over who will run against Governor John Bel Edwards as we are 18 months out from the primary. Two Republicans have come to the forefront, U.S. Senator John Kennedy and Congressman Ralph Abraham. Both say they are exploring the idea of running. Kennedy was asked about it Wednesday.
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Senator Kennedy files legislation in response to dog's death, critics say where is the gun control legislation?
Posted on 3/16/2018 8:00:00 AM.
Senator John Kennedy has co-sponsored the WOOF act which stands for welfare of our furry friends act. He’s aiming to curtail the death’s of animals on airlines like the one last Monday on a United flight.
 
"There have been a number of pets, in particular dogs, who have died on United flights. In this particular instance they made her put her dog in the overhead bin and the dog died," said Kennedy.
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Sen Kennedy calls on parole board to reject convicted murder's appeal
Posted on 3/15/2018 3:08:00 AM.

US Senator John Kennedy is urging the pardon board not to grant a medical furlough today to convicted killer Clyde Giddens’, who was convicted in the brutal murder of Urline Bamburg in Red River. Giddens was sentence to life in prison in 1964 after pleading guilty. Kennedy says the crime is so grotesque that Giddens does not deserve a second chance.
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Poll shows Governor Edwards is popular, but re-election not guaranteed
Posted on 3/1/2018 6:10:00 AM.

A Mason Dixon Polling and Strategy poll finds Democratic Governor Edwards has a 55% approval rating, 31% disapprove and 14% say they are unsure. Pollster Brad Coker says the high approval rating doesn’t mean Edward will be re-elected in 2019, if his opponents are either popular Republicans Steve Scalise or John Kennedy.
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Louisiana congressional delegation votes 3-5 against budget deal
Posted on 2/9/2018 1:29:00 PM.

Congress approved a spending bill that reopened the federal government after a brief shutdown over the night. Louisiana's delegation voted three to five against accepting the budget deal. Senator John Kennedy voted against the bill, saying the spending increases are not paid for.
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Sen Kennedy proposes a way to finance major construction projects, Governor Edwards calls it unrealistic
Posted on 2/1/2018 12:53:00 PM.
U.S. Senator John Kennedy has proposed a way to finance large infrastructure projects like a new Jimmie Davis Bridge in Shreveport, widening I-10 in New Orleans and finishing the Comite River Diversion Canal, a flood control project for the Baton Rouge area. Kennedy says the state can generate 150-million dollars, if it leverages noncash securities held by the state’s Unclaimed Property Division.
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