Scott Hughes: Why the Bond Issue Failed [VIDEO]
Political analyst Scott Hughes talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about Saturday's election, specifically the results from the Shreveport bond proposal, voted down by city voters.
Hughes tells KEEL listeners that he thinks it was a number of missteps by Mayor Adrian Perkins that led to the defeat of the three measures, including the handling - or mishandling - of the recent visit by President Donald Trump that was the final straw in the minds of many voters.
All three of the propositions in the $186 million proposal were defeated by votes, but in all three cases, the numbers were extremely close. Voters rejected Proposition 1 (water and sewer) 51%-49%. Proposition 2 (police, fire and SPAR) was voted down 52%-48%. The results on Proposition 3 (streets and drainage) was the closest, where the results ended in a statistical tie. Those totals: No 28,786, Yes 28,736.