The “So Basically…” News Update


— What happened: “While they are running for state Treasurer, Republicans Neil Riser and Angele Davis stressed Tuesday that they are down to earth Louisiana residents and big fans of the National Rifle Association.”(The Advocate’s Will Sentell)

— So basically… Two out of the three leading candidates for treasurer met in a forum and they tried to out-outdoors each other. Davis probably held her own, having dropped a few geese this past season. Riser, meanwhile, told the audience he started hunting at five years old and dropped his first deer at age four. Former Rep. John Schroder had a scheduling conflict.


— What happened: “The executive director of the Sewerage and Water Board has announced his retirement after admitting that some pumps were not operational when parts of the city were flooded Saturday afternoon (Aug. 5) following a torrential rainstorm.” (Times-Pic’s Greg LaRose)

— So basically… Someone has already taken the fall.


— What happened: “The state's top school board plans to hold a closed door discussion

Aug. 16 on state Superintendent of Education John White's contract, officials said Monday. The conversation, which was added to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's agenda announced Saturday, may be the extent of talks on White's future.” (The Advocate’s Will Sentell)

— So basically… Nothing is gonna happen. This issue remains in political limbo.

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