Panelists Carol Ross and Warren Caudle discuss the following topics:

  • Downtown Lafayette has long been a part of Festival’s DNA, but what about concerns about security? What is the solution to keep the event safe as well as free and open?
  • Was the vote against the school board Tax essentially a vote for deconsolidation of the school district?
  • With two failed parish tax renewals, how does the parish fund mandated facilities such as courthouse and jail? Do you think this comes up on the ballot again in the fall?
  • President Trump tweeted that the government “needs a good shutdown” in September to fix “mess” in Congress. It hasn’t happened before, but what would a shutdown help in your mind?