Thursday, 17 March 2011 18:52
Louisiana Politics: Demo Amedee Becomes GOP; Landrieu, Redistricting, SUNO-UNO
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Louisiana Republicans Get Another

   Sen. Jody Amedee of Gonzales is now a Republican and is the latest in a string of Democratic State legislator and statewide officials who have abandoned the once-majority party to join the GOP. The Louisiana Republicans, who were once a minority in the Senate, now lead by three seats.  

Mary Landrieu

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 (


From CABL:

   New Ideas for SUNO and UNO Worthy of Close Look

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.

   Redistricting Session Starts Sunday

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.

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