It’s been awhile since we’ve written about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), but State Rep. Joseph Harrison (R-Gray) has proven himself a more than capable successor to former Rep. Noble Ellington (R-Winnsboro).
ALEC is a national organization comprised of hundreds of state legislators from around the country as well as corporations which fund the bulk of the organization’s expenses. Heading the list of those corporations is Koch Industries.
ALEC’s corporate members write “model legislation” for lawmakers to take back to their states for passage into law. Foremost among those are education reform, prison privatization, Medicaid reform, state employee pension reform and reductions of public services.
It's time for the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees to stop playing games, passing time and even passing to players who might not even play this season or ever again.
With the clock clicking to a franchise-player deadline, roadster, Drew Brees is now in California, tossing balls to T.O. Owens, an injured but an NFL great.
Vitter Boasts of His Role On Conference Committee That Gutted Louisiana Medicaid
The Louisiana Democratic Party appear to be blaming U.S. Senator David Vitter for the healthcare woes that Louisiana is now encountering due to a recently passed transportation bill that passed the U.S. Congress the same week that the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision on the Affordable Care Act.
In doing so, the democrats are suggesting that Vitter "killed the hospital system" and got back at two rivals--fellow republican and current Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La).
Jindal has the difficulty of bashing "Obamacare" nationally at the same time that his own state is suffering one of the worst moments in modern Louisiana healcare history.
Also, Landrieu has been branded by the very money she negotiated for Louisiana as part of the same health care legislation. Those funds were called the "Louisiana Purchase".
Here is the email in its entirety from the Louisiana Democratic Party:
The Jaren Lockhart murder investigation is moving from the eerie to the bizarre.
ABC26 WGNO’s reporter and anchor Sheldon Fox has detailed two more reports Thursday night, one that could further implicate one of the murder suspects, Margaret Sanchez, even further. The other report provides information as to the relationship between the two arrestees Sanchez and Terry Speaks, both accused of murdering Lockhart.
In the first report, Fox has written that, “Detectives in Hancock County say they are leaning on WGNO and ABC for key info in the Jaren Lockhart murder investigation.
It has to do with what aired Wednesday night and a suspect's network debut.
The Lafayette police have made an arrest in connection to the Mickey Shunick case, a crime drama impacting South Louisiana. Based upon various reports, Brandon Scott Lavergne, who apparently is a registered sex offender has been arrested. Based upon news reports, Lavergne is a registered sex offender, according the the Louisiana Sex Offender Registry.
According to The Advertiser of Lafayette:
Police and other law enforcement agencies have a search warrant to search Lavergne's home.
Police and other law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at his home.
According to the affidavit for Lavergne’s arrest, he was taken into custody at 5:45 p.m. at his home in the 100 block of Elaine Lane in Church Point, and he cooperated with police with during the arrest. Police officers also seized his cell phone, and the affidavit says Lavergne has prior criminal convictions and is “unlikely to appear on a issued summons.”