Newell Normand

Newell Normand
May 17, 2018 - 4:03 pm
The Louisiana Senate passed the Harrah’s bill with amendments still favorable to the state and city with a no-bid 20-year extension and a ten-year option. This takes us from an annual payment of 60 million guaranteed to an annual payment of $80 million guaranteed…as well as some other increases. So...
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Newell Normand
May 11, 2018 - 5:37 pm
40,000 people on Medicaid are in danger of losing their state aid that keeps them in nursing homes because politicians are playing politics instead of doing their jobs. Here are some of Newell Normand's HOT TAKES : I've talked many times about how we keep kicking the can down the road. We don't...
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Newell Normand
May 03, 2018 - 3:37 pm
What is the tug-of-war going on at the border with the much-publicized migrant caravan that made its way through Mexico to our border? How many will be let in? How many should be? Here are some of Newell Normand's HOT TAKES : All the stories I've heard out of the migrant caravan sound very similar...
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Newell Normand
April 04, 2018 - 8:48 pm
Would you want to be a teacher in Louisiana? Fewer and fewer people do, and the state has a shortage. Why is that? And, what do we do about it? Check out some of Newell Normand's HOT TAKES : We have a high-attrition rate for teachers in Louisiana. It makes it harder to replace those who are leaving...
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Newell Normand
April 03, 2018 - 2:34 pm
Who should have the final say about sanctuary designation? Some sheriffs and counties are fighting back against their California state sanctuary designation. Whose side are you on - those sheriffs and counties or the state? As the former Sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Newell Normand has a lot to say...
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Newell Normand
March 30, 2018 - 11:18 am
The City of New Orleans will boot your car if you have ONE unpaid parking ticket. Not three...not two...ONE. Did you know that? Do you think that's fair? Check out some of Newell Normand's HOT TAKES : This scenario has happened to me before. I've gone out to my car and found a ticket on my...
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Newell Normand
March 29, 2018 - 7:52 am
Over the weekend, Take 'Em Down Nola had a march calling for the removal of five more monuments in addition to the four Confederate monuments, that were already taken down. The statues they want to take down now include: Andrew Jackson (at Jackson Square), Bienville (founder of New Orleans), U.S...
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Newell Normand
March 27, 2018 - 4:49 pm
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Tuesday morning that the officers involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling would not be charged criminally. Here are some of Newell Normand's HOT TAKES : Responsibility starts at the beginning. The police were summoned due to a 911 call...
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March 15, 2018 - 12:32 pm
The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters has presented WWL Radio with a pair of Prestige Awards. The awards "recognize outstanding achievements by Louisiana radio and television broadcasters." WWL Radio won best election coverage for the New Orleans Mayoral race and best interview for Newell...
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Newell Normand
March 07, 2018 - 5:54 am
People continue to go to all extremes in order to make a point nowadays. They will use stunts to try to influence the midterm elections. A political action committee, Mad Dog PAC, paid for a billboard that accuses the NRA of being a terrorist organization. Really. Newell Normand popped off on this...
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