Louisiana political news of the day:
Jon Bel Edwards launches #PutLouisianaFirst tour; Scott Angelle to be featured at Open forum; Jindal’s campaign introductory video; Vitter does Jindal and not chickening out; Jon Stewart; Tweetbuzz
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, now candidate for President of the United States, has become a frequent guest on talk TV. On Sunday, he was featured on Meet The Press, the weekend after he officially announced his candidacy and days after perhaps two of the most explosive Supreme Court decisions were decided—a ruling favorable to Obamacare and another legalizing Same Sex Marriage across the nation.
Today, after the U.S. Supreme Court decided in favor of same sex marriage, GOP presidential candidates, all competing for the religious right vote, released statements.
Yesterday, the day that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced his candidacy for US President, the governor made another economic development announcement that could haul in a one-billion dollar deal involving Monsanto. Today, JIndal made another announcement, involving Insitu Data Solutions in Lafayette.
Jindal running for President – It was the worst kept secret in Louisiana politics that Governor Jindal would seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Jindal made his announcement yesterday before a small crowd in Kenner.
On Thursday, a almost-sold-out crowd attended Politics with a Punch which showcased former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards. "Punch" is a political comedy, on the order of Politically Incorrect. It was founded by Stephen Sabludowsky and Jeff Crouere.
Surprised? Don't be.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal administration has announced today that top officials are leaving state government for new opportunities. However, it is widely reported that these officials will be joining his presidential team, just as in the past, other high-ranking officials also resigned to "pursue other opportunities". Today, he announced that Kyle Plotkin and Shannon Dirmann will be leaving the administration to pursue those other opportunities, effective today. It is unknown why Jindal and his administration have failed to offer more details about these former govern,ment staff.
Business and organization news for today: Ochsner Network launched, JPAC gala discount, Delgado culinary, Netchex
On Thursday, June 18, 2015, elected officials, along with the founding partner organizations came together to officially launch and celebrate the Ochsner Health Network.
If Scott Angelle ere elected governor this fall, how would he distinguish himself from the current governor, Bobby Jindal? What would be the one thing he would focus upon to make a difference to Louisiana? Does he support the the controversial SAFE Act, passed by the Louisiana legislature that enabled the state to budget the budget that starts July 1 2015?
Current Public Service Commissioner and Louisiana Gubernatorial candidate Angelle has a long history serving his community and Louisiana. He was Secretary of Natural Resources under democratic governor Kathleen Blanco and under current Governor Jindal. Jindal appointed him to be interim Lt. Governor to fill the seat vacated by Mitch Landrieu, who had become New Orleans Mayor. The governor then appointed Angelle to the LSU Board of Supervisors. He then won the seat for Public Service Commissioner.
As political debates go, the Louisiana gubernatorial variety, held at the Alario Center today, was markedly tame--even on issues of great emotionality such as the Louisiana budget, the SAVE Act, same sex marriage, creation science. Affordable Exchange Act and more issues.