Yearly Archives: 2019

What’s in the Nov. ’19 CR?


Congress finally passed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government for another month.  Funding for federal agencies was extended through December 20 under a stopgap funding measure that averted a government shutdown as fiscal 2020 appropriations negotiations continue.  However, expectations are low for a full fiscal 2020 spending deal by next month’s deadline.  [...]

What’s in the Nov. ’19 CR?2019-11-27T16:15:00-05:00

What the Louisiana Governor’s Race Portends for 2020


Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards' victory demonstrated that it is possible for a Democratic governor to win in the Deep South against a candidate endorsed by President Trump. In the Bayou State, President Trump campaigned heavily for Republican contender Eddie Rispone. Trump headlined three rallies to try to drive turnout for Risponse, who framed his [...]

What the Louisiana Governor’s Race Portends for 20202019-11-21T09:00:00-05:00

2020 Election Outlook


With the 2019 elections in the book, DMGS previews the 2020 election now coming into view on the horizon. Presidential Election President Trump broke precedent by filing paperwork with the FEC to run for re-election on his Inauguration Day, becoming the earliest President to do so. The Republican National Committee and Trump’s campaign have reported [...]

2020 Election Outlook2019-11-15T08:30:00-05:00

Veteran Legislation from around the Web


Digital Illustration by Alana Burman NATIONAL Task force to highlight ‘forgotten’ and 'invisible’ women veterans[1] There are approximately 2 million women veterans in the US today. Women make up about 10 percent of the nation’s veteran population, 17 percent of current military personnel, and 30 percent of military service academy students. The number of women [...]

Veteran Legislation from around the Web2019-11-13T10:13:27-05:00

November 5, 2019 Elections


Digital Illustration by Alana Burman ELECTION COVERAGE SPOTLIGHT Voters in several states headed to polls on Tuesday, November 5. The elections could lead to major shifts in power and potentially serve as bellwether elections - indicating how much momentum Democrats have kept since the midterms in 2018, offering a glimpse of potential party performance for [...]

November 5, 2019 Elections2019-11-05T18:25:08-05:00

International Cryptocurrency Developments


Digital Illustration by Alana Burman RUSSIA AND CRYPTOCURRENCY[1] Russia has struggled to pass cryptocurrency reform for over two years, since January 2018. Various government agencies and the central bank worked on several different bills—including the law on digital financial assets and the law on crowdfunding—without regularly consulting one another. While the law on crowdfunding passed [...]

International Cryptocurrency Developments2019-10-29T14:47:49-04:00



Attorney General[1] Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) got his second term as the state’s top lawyer by defeating his opponent with a margin of over 400,000 votes. His record while in office, including the establishment of the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation and his current lawsuit against prescription opioid manufacturers, appealed to voters. St. George Becomes [...]

LOUISIANA ELECTION RESULTS RECAP Part 22019-10-23T14:56:14-04:00

For-Profit Colleges Under Pressure


California & For-Profit Schools[1] The Department of Veterans Affairs is working to strip California of its contract to regulate GI Bill benefits, denying the state the ability to investigate alleged abuses by for-profit colleges and to penalize for such abuses. The federal VA and California have been at odds over how the state has used [...]

For-Profit Colleges Under Pressure2019-10-18T21:36:10-04:00



GUBERNATORIAL RESULTS[1][2] Louisiana held what is referred to as a “jungle” primary yesterday – an election where all candidates from all parties run on the same ballot. In a jungle primary, if a candidate secures more than 50% of the vote, he or she is declared the winner and a general election is not needed. [...]


HUD Updates Rules


On August 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the final rule on project approval for single-family condominiums insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The final rule goes into effect on Oct. 15. The finalized changes ease restrictions on FHA financing for condominiums. Single Unit Approval HUD suspended the ability [...]

HUD Updates Rules2019-10-11T14:29:30-04:00

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