The Governor vs The Attorney General


red bayou showState Representative Mike Johnson joined Scott and I this week to talk about the growing battle between Governor John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry. At the heart of the issue is the Governor suing the Attorney General over a refusal to sign off on state contracts. The back and forth in the battle has been framed around Landry being accused of taking an anti-LGBT stance, but what Representative Johnson explains is that Landry’s stance is more about upholding the state’s Constitution and the separation of powers. Johnson talks about why he decided to get involved by writing a letter to the Governor, and what is behind his stance.

We also ask Johnson about his run for Louisiana’s Fourth Congressional District seat.
After the interview, Scott and I discuss the Senate race as well. How are things shaping up? What can we expect in terms of a run-off? Are we any closer to being able to predict how this thing will play out?

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Brian Haldane

Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but “made his bones” in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.

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