Political Chatter

— Congressman Cedric Richmond has endorsed Derrick Edwards for treasurer.

— Sen. Neil Riser has endorsed former Rep. John Schroder for treasurer.

— Is Angele Davis going to endorse for treasurer? We don’t know. But top supporters sound doubtful.

— Paul Rainwater was inducted last week into the McNeese State University’s Hall of Fame.

— The Lens settles public-records lawsuit over New Orleans’ purchasing database. READ

— The Governor’s Mansion’s new website launched today. With an entire page dedicated to the residence’s 16 chickens.

— @elizabethcrisp: “You may have heard about Gov's Mansion chocolate chip cookies 🍪, but there is a new cookie. JBE's great grandma's shortbread recipe.”

— @elizabethcrisp: “Artist who painted Mansion mural has already begun meeting with @FirstLadyOfLA & @LouisianaGov to plan what he will add to rep them.”

— Jay Batt is hosting a fundraising party for Republican Party of Louisiana Chairman candidate Louis Gurvich tomorrow night in New Orleans.

— Gov. John Bel Edwards praised Royal Dutch Shell’s Geismar chemicals site expansion, which will make it “the world’s No. 1 single-site producer of linear alpha olefins, which are building blocks for household detergents, plastics, synthetic lubricants and drilling fluids.”

— Organization for International Investment: JBE “Recognized for Job Attraction Efforts.” READ

— NASA bulks up operations at its Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans East. Mayor Mitch Landrieu offered this up: “I’m thrilled to welcome new jobs from Boeing, Sinter Metal Technologies and Advanced Cutting Solutions to our great city...As we near our 300th anniversary, these announcements are proof that our city is headed toward its best days.”

— Congressional aide Michael Willis’ BAD JOKE OF THE WEEK: “What’s the cutest season? Awwwtumn!”

— Mary Elise Schlesinger’s I HAVE A BAD JOKE TOO SUBMISSION: “Who invented the roundtable? Sir Cumference.”

— New Orleans’ Bureau of Governmental Research has released reports on the Jefferson Parish school tax proposal (READ) and NOLA’s Rainy Day Fund (READ).

— Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is seeking nominees for the 2018 Humanities Awards. DETAILS

— HE Harper Farms owner Jim Harper was appointed to the Water Resources Commission.

— Louisiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers Executive Director Ayn Stehr was appointed to the Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board.

— Jonesboro Councilman Devin Flowers was appointed to the Sparta Ground Water Conservation District.

— Law Offices of Ronald F. Lattier, LLC owner and attorney Ronald Lattier was appointed to the Red River Waterway Commission.

— Office of Public Health sanitarian Patrice Clark was appointed to the Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Sanitarians.

— The Louisiana Budget Project says the wealthiest 1 percent of Louisianans will get the greatest share of the U.S. House tax cut plan, according to a new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. READ IT

— Jay H. Banks’ campaign for the New Orleans City Council has a fundraiser scheduled tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. at Café Reconcile. DETAILS

— Tangipahoa City Attorney Maurice C. Trippi was named president of the Louisiana City Attorney's Association at their 2017 fall conference and CLE last week.

— Dana Weidman and the Louisiana Motor Transport Association will soon print the “LMTA Open Road” quarterly magazine with Metairie-based Renaissance Publishing.

— Rasmussen Reports: “52% Say U.S. Less Safe Today Than Before 9/11”

— WashPost: “[W]hen a suspect in an interrogation told detectives to ‘just give me a lawyer dog,’ the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that the suspect was, in fact, asking for a ‘lawyer dog,’ and not invoking his constitutional right to counsel.”

— New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the Greater New Orleans Foundation are donating $59,200 to help Gulf states affected this hurricane season.

— Sen. Karen Carter Peterson was featured in The Boulevard Magazine. READ

— LABI has announced the results for the 2017 Free Enterprise Awards. WINNERS

— The survey for BRAC’s 2018 Economic Outlook, its “decision-making tool for businesses throughout the nine-parish region,” is open till Nov. 10.

— The Reilly Center is hosting “Resistance in a Digital Age: Exercising or Abusing First Amendment Rights” on Thursday at 7 p.m. at LSU’s Journalism Building. REGISTER.

— Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign author Jonathan Allen will speak at LSU’s Journalism Building at noon on Nov. 13.

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The Beltway Beat

— Congressman Steve Scalise honored his security detail saviors from the Congressional Baseball game practice shooting at the United States

Political Chatter

— The AP’s Melinda Deslatte wrote these words about the Medicaid contract extensions on Joint Budget’s agenda Friday: “Despite pushback from

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Here’s the latest buzz, condensed: — A few folks in New Orleans and some Democrats are warning that the race for treasurer could be tighter

Happy Birthday, Trackers!

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— U.S. Sen. John Kennedy: “If you try to design a more irrational immigration program than the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, you couldn’t

Political Chatter

— Congressman Cedric Richmond has endorsed Derrick Edwards for treasurer. — Sen. Neil Riser has endorsed former Rep. John Schroder for

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