Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (6-18-14)

“Athlon Sports polled ‘twelve experts’ to rank all 14 SEC football stadiums and it comes as no surprise that Tiger Stadium is the top venue in the conference.” – WAFB

A tightening three-way race for House majority whip, the chamber’s third-ranking position, will enter its final stretch Wednesday morning when the contenders address a closed forum in the Capitol basement, making short speeches to their colleagues a day before Thursday’s leadership elections.” – Washington Post

“A group in Livingston Parish wants to incorporate a small community because of too much commercial growth in the area.” – WBRZ

Louisiana ranked No. 46 in a ranking of states based on ‘the New Economy,’ according to the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. The 2014 State New Economy Index measures how states and regions are performing in an environment that emphasizes technological innovation, globalization and entrepreneurial development.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La, the new chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has scheduled the vote, and is likely to prevail with Republican support.” – NOLA.com

“State Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia, told LaPolitics Monday that he will not be a candidate in the upcoming election in the 5th Congressional District.” – LAPolitics.com

No strip clubs, liquor stores or nail salons, among other retailers, for anyone wishing to pay for those goods and services using an EBT benefit card.” – KPEL

What jumps out about Musselman is his unquenchable passion for basketball. It’s tough to find anyone like him who’s so consumed by the game.” – NOLA.com

“U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Tuesday accused Gov. Bobby Jindal of doing a turnaround on Common Core because of politics. ‘Gov. Jindal was a passionate supporter before he was against it,’ Duncan said on ‘CBS This Morning.’ ‘So this finesse situation is about politics, it is not about education,’ he said.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“State Rep. Lenar Whitney, R-Houma, will announce Wednesday via a press release that her campaign has raised its ‘first $100,000,’ sources tell LaPolitics, with another $25,000 to $50,000 already committed.” – LAPolitics.com

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