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lsuThe Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana has released a new research report, "Innovation in Louisiana: Maximizing Investment in University Research to Promote a Knowledge-Based Economy." The report examines the state of university research and development in Louisiana and makes recommendations to state leaders, higher education officials and businesses to foster a better environment for innovation.

pinsonat-vid-phoneOther than the Louisiana Legislators (and others), trying to somehow fill-in a $1.6B budget hole, arguably, the worse in modern Louisiana history, there are other matters on the legislative and political plate that will both impact and which will be the effect of what occurs during the session.

bernie-vid-photoThe Louisiana legislative session is now only days away.  How bad will it be for the state?  Every year, we hear doomsayers, the sky is falling, the sky is falling.  But, the sky is still blue and it is still over our heads.

So, should the Louisiana citizens be so pessimistic?

capitol-red-blueFriday morning news and social media--Harry Reid, federal budget, Steve Moret, Louisiana film tax credits, Jindal responds, Chris Rose and more..

 

 

While Louisiana worries, Jindal's a new man
Thursday, 26 March 2015 14:21

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So, last week, we read that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will be postponing his “official” decision whether or not to take the presidential plunge.   Although many of us believe the decision has been made many moons ago, we are told the decision and announcement will occur only after the current legislative session in early June.  

new-orleans-tourismBayoubuzz business shorts for today, based upon press releases submitted

roemerby Louisiana Representative Tim Burns,

Last week, Dr. Jim Richardson, the LSU economics professor, widely acknowledged to be the Dalai Lama of Louisiana fiscal and tax policy and long-standing member of the state’s Revenue Estimating Committee presented a study of Louisiana tax policy. He was assisted in the study by two economics professors from Tulane University, Dr. Steven Sheffrin and Dr. James Alm. The study was commissioned by House Speaker Chuck Kleckley and Senate President John Alario and paid for by the legislature and Tulane University.

common-coreThe Louisiana Department of Education and the state's governor, Bobby Jindal, are engaged in a PR war of words over the issue of Common Core.

Jindal held a press conference outlining his approach to remove Common Core from Louisiana.  The DOE, provided an update today on the testing this week.

Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni will announce his future political intentions tonight with a television commercial and a gathering.
yenniIt has been reported that Yenni will be running for Jefferson Parish President to replace current parish president John Young, a candidate for Lt. Governor.

petersonJust imagine if Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal were to run for President of the United States but his own state could not afford a primary election?

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