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caldwellLouisiana spent a lot of money defending its Constitution for something overturned by federal judicial fiat. It was worth it.

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hecht-budgetToday’s Louisiana Biz news: Michael Hecht of GNO Inc  announced today that a new technology company, CAJO, from Finland has chosen New Orleans as its US headquarters.  Also, Ochsner once again has been listed as one of the top hospital and medical centers in the nation.   Last, there is always time for the Riverwalk and Coke.

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odd-numbersIt might be odd, but could the next Louisiana gubernatorial election win be in the numbers?

Perrhaps. 

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by Jim Brown

garth-brooksIf you come from Louisiana, it’s almost a congenital requirement that you are born with a love for music. Particularly string music, from country, zydeco, blues, rock and even an abundance of classical aficionados.  I’m certainly in that number.  Two of my first legal clients as a practicing lawyer in Ferriday were Jerry Lee Lewis and Mickey Gilley.  I paid my way through law school by playing my banjo on Bourbon Street at a place called Your Father’s Mustache.  Yep, music is in our DNA down here in the Bayou State. 

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Air-Mary-Logo-Transparent-Two-ColorSuppose a Louisiana Democratic governor was on the road for roughly 40-50% of his days in office, yet, charging the Louisiana taxpayers the complete salary--plus millions of dollars in travel expenses for state police entourage?

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1. Shreveport is now leading the nation in the number of people it sentences to death.

Juries in Caddo Parish, which has a population of two hundred and fifty thousand, now sentence more people to death per capita than juries in any other county in America. Seventy-seven per cent of those sentenced to death in the past forty years have been black.
2. Dale Cox is leading the way.
Since 2011, Dale Cox, a jowly sixty-seven-year-old man
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cash-floatShould any of the projected $6.7B dollars that Louisiana anticipates be used for the general funds now that the BP oil spill settlement has been agreed upon, subject to court approval? 

The Louisiana State budget under Governor Bobby Jindal that went into effect on July 1 was $1.6B in the hole until the legislature raised over $700B in taxes on businesses.  Future projections for state budgets are between one and two billion dollars per year. 

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jindal-waveIs Louisiana dragging its feet now that the US Supreme Court has issued its ruling in same sex marriage?

The State of Louisiana has issued a statement today concerning the US Supreme Court decision, however, the representative representing the Equality Louisiana, a gay-advocacy group is somewhat puzzled.  Here is the statement from the DHH, the Department of Health and Hospitals under Governor Bobby Jindal:  

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jindal-runOn Wednesday night, hours after the big event, Former Louisiana State Official Jim Brown and Monroe News-Star (Gannet) Greg Hilburn engaged in a google hangout phone conference with Bayoubuzz Publisher Stephen Sabludowsky, to discuss Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign announcement.   

Hilburn called into the conference via phone.

SABLUDOWSKY: There's a big night here in Louisiana--Gov. Jindal has entered the presidential ring, so Greg, why don't you give us an idea as to what happened? You were down there.  Go ahead please.

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jindal-state-of-unionby Stephen Sabludowsky

When Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal faces the nation tomorrow, as he announces his official run for President of the United States, there are certainties.

He will criticize President Obama and Hillary Clinton and the democrats.  He will warn us about the war on religious liberty.  He will boldly state he has successfully balanced the budget every year without raising taxes.  He will tell the world that Louisiana’s economy, under his leadership has performed miracles, thus, the country can anticipate the same under his stewardship--if he were president.

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