Around the South for June 18: FL, LA & OK

Florida: Bush name a factor. According to the latest Rasmussen Reports poll, 43% of likely voters say they are less likely to vote for Jeb Bush because his father and brother have served as president. Fifteen percent say it makes them more likely to vote for him. And 39% say it will make no difference ……. Louisiana: Cassidy pushes alternative health bill. In the event that a US Supreme Court ruling later this month scuttles Obamacare federal subsidies for states without their own healthcare exchanges, US Sen. Bill Cassidy (R), who is a physician, is promoting his own legislation that would allow states to provide tax credits for people to set up their own health savings accounts. Cassidy, a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, praised his proposal as “a very good piece of legislation that … takes care of those who need a safety net,” reports the Shreveport Times ……. Oklahoma: Fallin in Paris for air show. Gov. Mary Fallin (R) leading a group of public and business leaders to the Paris Air Show, as part of her effort “to showcase Oklahoma as a top destination for the global aerospace industry,” reports The Oklahoman ……..