Author Archives: RussWise4LA

Be watchful during the runoff election

Dear Supporters, The first round of voting in Election 2011 is over. Since most of the big races have already been settled, maybe this time there will be less heat and more light on the real issues among the rest … Continue reading

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Jefferson Parish public schools at risk of more layoffs, eventual campus closings

“This is a growing statewide problem as Louisiana cut $500,000,000 from its education budget this year. Yet, we continually wonder why we rank at the bottom of many important lists. How can we attract more businesses and Fortune 500 companies … Continue reading

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A Nov. 19 runoff between Randal Gaines and I

Dear Supporters, As a result of Saturday’s primary election, I have successfully advanced to the runoff for the State House of Representatives from the River Region (District #57) with the election scheduled for Saturday, November 19. My platform includes diversifying … Continue reading

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A Word Before The Primary on Oct 22

Dear Friends, It’s not often that a candidate in a hard fought races ever says anything nice about his opponents, especially here in Louisiana. But as the last days before the October 22 primaries wind down I want to say … Continue reading

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Mudslinging Gets Us Nowhere

Dear Friends, As we get deeper into the political season you are seeing some candidates attack their opponent’s character. Too often, they will focus on attacking their opponents instead of concentrating on what they themselves have to offer and why you should … Continue reading

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Louisiana’s Grading Report For Education Fails

District 57 candidate and St. John School Board member Russ Wise, who helped design the original statewide school accountability program for Louisiana, says the decision to give each school and school district in the state a letter grade was “poorly … Continue reading

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Cut Education But Give Pay Bonuses?

Cut hundreds of millions out of crucial things like Education and then pay $2 million in bonuses to state workers? And that doesn’t even count the unclassified workers, the appointees and other highest paid. Is this the Legislature you want? … Continue reading

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Southern University and Other Schools Need My Help—NOW!

Below is what happens when you cut $500 million out of Louisiana’s education budget—possible bankruptcy, layoffs and cutting students short. This is just another reason as to why Russ Wise needs to be elected this October and go to Baton … Continue reading

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