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Does the Louisiana Democratic Primary matter?


Cullen Fagan, Views Editor

February 19, 2020

This April 4, many Tulanians will cast their votes in the Louisiana Democratic Primary. Louisiana is a deep red state that went almost 20 points in favor of Trump in the 2016 presidential election. For some, this raises an important question. Does the Louisiana Democratic primary actually matter...

Tulane-area precinct observes 118% increase in voter participation

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Deeya Patel, News Editor

November 21, 2019

The voting precinct dominated by Tulane and Loyola Universities observed a 118% voter turnout increase between the primary election on Oct. 12. and the run-off on Nov. 16.   Along with an increase in voters, 26% more voters in the precinc...

Election Day amendments represent shifts in Louisiana policy


Julia Prager-Hessel, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Julia Prager-Hessel worked for MSNBC this summer in the breaking news political unit. The gubernatorial primary, which resulted in a November runoff between Gov. John Bel Edwards and businessman Eddie Rispone, probably caught most of Louisiana’s attention this weekend. But when Louisiana voters went to the polls this weekend, they also voted on four amendments to state law. The r...

The ultimate Louisiana gubernatorial voting guide


Julia Prager-Hessel, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Julia Prager-Hessel worked for MSNBC this summer in the breaking news political unit. The political climate on Tulane’s campus is largely the result of rumor and generalized personality traits. You’re probably familiar with the stereotypes. Those in the business school are more conservative, tho...

Governor Edwards Deserving of Second Term

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Edwin Wang, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

On Nov. 21, 2016, John Bel Edwards was elected as Governor of Louisiana, defeating Republican Senator David Vitter and prevailing as a Democrat in a predominantly conservative state. Edwards campaigned on a platform to promote “a healthy dose of common sense and compassion for ordinary people,” seeking to reverse budget cuts enacted by his predecessor, Governo...

LA legislature cuts TOPS again, affecting Tulane students


Jonathon Marks, Associate Editor

February 1, 2018

A Louisiana state budget proposal by Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards which was presented on Monday, Jan. 22, poses drastic changes to the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS). TOPS provides Louisiana high school students who have earned a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher and at lea...

Louisiana court ruling violates constitutional protections of LGBTQ+ Louisianians, Tulane students

Quinn Burke, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017

At the beginning of the month, The First Circuit Appellate Court in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, upheld the overturning of Governor John Bel Edwards' executive order protecting LGBTQ+ people employed in the state government. The executive order was declared in violation of the Louisiana Constitution...

Gov. John Bel Edward’s LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination executive order overturned

A timeline of the executive order's process.

Emily Fornof, Intersections Editor

November 6, 2017

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued an executive order concerning "equal opportunity and non-discrimination," banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in state agencies, department, boards, or entities. Wednesday, Nov. 1, the First Circuit Court of Appeal up...

Productive summer shows Governor Edwards’ capabilities

Caroline Davenport, Contributing Writer

August 31, 2016

This is an opinion article and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.This summer, the eyes of the state and nation were on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards as he handled the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling and the flooding across the state. In addition, the governor also dealt with n...