This morning, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., spoke with anchors on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. As the debate continues on the floor of the senate, Senator Landrieu discussed how reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technical Transfer (STTR) programs will aid in our efforts to close the deficit and create jobs.
If the above link does not work, click here to view the video. Senator Landrieu’s segment aired on MSNBC Thursday, March 17, 2011, 8:20 a.m. EST.
PAR and Redistricting
The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana have put together four FAQ sheets on constituent’s basic rights and requirements as well as one on the upcoming Legislative session on redistricting. The FAQs have also been translated into Spanish and are currently being translated in Vietnamese which can be made available to you by contacting PAR directly (www.la-par.org)
There has been a lot of buzz throughout the higher education world ever since Governor Jindal asked the Board of Regents to study a possible merger between the University of New Orleans and Southern University in New Orleans. There's certainly been a lot of drama around it for the last several weeks that's included lawsuits and major rallies to try to stifle the discussion. Now the Regents have issued a report and a recommendation, and while the issue is nowhere close to being resolved, the ideas that have been generated are well worth taking a close look at. Click to read more.
This weekend, Louisiana lawmakers begin the process of redrawing political boundaries for a number of elected offices, including their own. CABL has put together some helpful information and resources. Click to read more.
New at LaPolitics.com
In time for reapportionment and fall elections, the LaPolitics.com web site has been upgraded with the capability to show maps and photos.
Also, fax subscribers can switch to e-mail delivery, for no extra charge, which comes with a print version attached. As lagniappe, e-mail subscribers get an advance copy on Monday of John Maginnis' newspaper column that is published in papers on Wednesdays or later.