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maness siteLast week, SMOR pollster released a poll that showed Republicans Congressman Charles Boustany and Louisiana treasurer John Kennedy leading with 17 and 15 points, respectively.

Following them in the polls were two Democrats attorney Caroline Fayard and Public Service Commissioner, Foster Campbell.

creedIs there a benefit for Louisiana to have multiple tax credit programs under the umbrella of Louisiana Entertainment?

In the interview with Stephen Sabludowsky, publisher of Bayoubuzz.com, Chris Stelly discussed how to the tax credits for Movies, music, live performance and live productions do cross pollinate and the benefits not only for the state, but for all involved.

obama terrrorBelow is the transcript of President Obama's statement Monday morning regarding recent terror attacks in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota

THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everybody.  I want to say a few words about the explosions that occurred here in New York City and New Jersey and the other devices that have been found in New Jersey.  I’ve been monitoring the situation closely and receiving frequent updates from my team.  And I’ve just been briefed again by FBI Director Comey.  In addition, I've had a chance to speak with Governors Cuomo and Christie, as well as Mayor de Blasio. 

louisiana entertainmentOn Friday, Chris Stelly, the Executive Director for Louisiana Entertainment for Louisiana Economic Development, will join Stephen Sabludowsky, Publisher of Bayoubuzz for a Facebook Live.

kennedyYesterday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced his official endorsement of Caroline Fayard in the race for U.S. Senate. 

Louisiana, 50th in Healthcare 2016
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 11:40


health hubMajor insurers such as Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare recently announced their exit from state-sponsored insurance exchanges while the uninsured rate has fallen to a historic low, bringing into question the cost and quality of health care in America.

duke tweetLouisiana’s Republican Party wisely pulled back on a resolution that reputes to prevent felons from running for office using its label, but pledges made to try again continue to ignore what state and constitutional law have to say on the process.

 

breesby Jim W. Miller
Luck is not a good draft strategy for O-linemen

After three pre-season games, it is becoming apparent that the Saints will go about as far this season as their offensive line will take them. And, judging by what we have seen so far, Sports Illustrated prediction of six wins and last place in the NFC South is becoming hauntingly possible. You only need to look at the team’s strategy of acquiring offensive linemen during the Sean Payton era to see how things have declined to this point.

LA FLOODThe GOP has just sent this email as a press release: 

On the heels of a successful speech, Republican Nominee Donald J. Trump and his running mate, Governor Mike Pence, flew into Baton Rouge, LouisianaFriday morning to visit the surrounding communities of Denham Springs and the city of Central.

Historic flooding has devastated the Bayou State during the multi-day storms that hovered over the region. The initial estimates in the cost of damages the storms and floods affecting South Louisiana are in at over $20 billion. Over 30,000 people have were rescued and 12 people have died. Most have been displaced from their homes.

donelon Thursday afternoon, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced the issuance of an Emergency Rule which allows greater protection and flexibility for policyholders impacted by recent flooding. The action taken by Commissioner Donelon was authorized by Governor John Bel Edwards’ Executive Order 2016-58 granting the Commissioner temporary authority to implement emergency insurance rules.

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