In June of 2012, Gov. Bobby Jindal signed into law Acts 754 and 779, both of which were designed to curtail the so-called legacy lawsuits and thereby curbing landowners’ rights to hold oil companies responsible for damages to private property where they had drilled.
How does an incoming leader take charge of a statewide powerful business organization following the very successful years performed by the predecessor?
Stephen Waguespack has some mighty big shoes to fill.
Bitter at Vitter
Some members of the U.S. Senate – Democrats and Republicans – are bitter at Vitter, and the situation could get nasty.
“The moving finger writes and having writ moves on, nor all thy piety nor wit can lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out a word of it,” wrote Omar Khayyam, in “The Rubaiyat,” as translated by Edward J. Fitzgerald.
My personal congratulations to Stephen Waguespack, who has been picked to head the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry replacing the retiring Dan Juneau.
The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) is passing the gavel, once again.
Bobby’s Lapdog “Wags”
People in the know, tell me that Stephen Waguespack being the next president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (“LABI”) is a fait accompli.
The politicians won and the rank and file members of LABI, of which I am one, lost. What still troubles me is how we lost. The allegations of members of the LABI Board being bought for government contracts and other favors kept me awake last night.
I like Stephen Waguespack.
He’s a nice guy, quite amicable, smart, and appears to be a great family person. I hope he does very well in life.
Baton Rouge, La.-In this column on March 27, I stated that the top goal of LABI for 2013 was as follows: “Tax increases on businesses and investments in a slow economy are a recipe for disaster.