Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature

by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)

These are challenging times for many in Louisiana, including our employers.
 
The state budget deficit has dominated the headlines for months, with several articles unfairly targeting the private sector to shoulder most of the blame for public sector spending trends.

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wag bob johnby Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

The fiscal special session to raise revenues mercifully ended last week. Many individual and business taxpayers were left dangling in the wind as their financial futures were debated ad nauseam. It was chaotic and controversial, filled with enough name-calling and finger-pointing to ensure everyone received some of the blame and none of the credit for its outcome.

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coo coo"Insanity: doing the same thing, over and over and expecting different results"

As it turns out, that quote was attributed to Einstein in error but the fact that he never said it doesn’t alter the accuracy of the definition.

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labiby Stephen Waguespack, President of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry 

The Louisiana people are rightly frustrated and they are looking for hope. They want a new approach to old problems, inspiring leadership to rally around, honesty to admire and integrity to emulate.

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new-orleans-tourismBusiness news buzz of the day:  French Quarter Festival, United Healthcare, St. Tammany Economic Development

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new-orleans-tourism-compressed1Bayoubuzz's business shorts for today:

Air Liquide will supply oxygen, LWCC welcomes new board member and Ernst Cafe Bacchus Bash announces schedule

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nola-sportsLouisiana business shorts for today:

Sasol announces contractors, Krewe of Orpheous picks actress and Indycar revs up

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new-orleans-tourism-compressed1Today’s business shorts, from Press releases 

New Orleans Smoke free zone ordinace

 

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BATON-ROUGE-SKYHappy new year to Bayoubuzz is Louisiana business and organization shorts for the year 2015.. Our "shorts", has been a compilation of short news stories directly from press releases in either total or abbreviated form. The focus has been to highlight events and good news stories throughout the state.

Our first edition for 2015 involves the greater New Orleans foundation Freeman Challenge grant, a new Walmart and Slidell,  a new website from the Louisiana insurance commission, the Louisiana energy economy and other data,  Smoke Free poll, and more

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 new-orleans-tourismTen days before Christmas but the business scene in Louisiana is still showing plenty of life, even between those holiday parties.

So, what’s on the business front for today? 

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    Is political partisanship raising its ugly head again in the face of another Louisiana disaster?  Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards thinks so.

    Edwards got some rough treatment from a congressional committee in Washington, D.C. when he testified before it recently about the state’s response to flood problems.

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jbeWith equal parts pugnaciousness and disingenuousness, Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards’ highly-politicized 2017 State of the State speech laid out a truly flawed vision for Louisiana going forward.

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Did Donald Trump make the right move or was the latest attack, simply some wag the dog?

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Iron nancy reagan 6n 1986, United States President Ronald Reagan authorized military aircraft to unleash a torrent of bombs in Tripoli, Libya to send a strong message to Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The attack was in response to Gaddafi’s involvement in the terrorist bombing of a Berlin disco that resulted in the death of American soldiers. 

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