One of the major controversies this Louisiana legislative session is what to do about common core in K to 12.
Governors Buddy Roemer, Edwin Edwards and Kathleen Blanco are supportive of common core. They expressed their positions on the subject last week during a panel discussion at Loyola University.
Tens of thousands of Louisiana families and businesses in the eastern part of Louisiana from Ouachita Parish in the north to East Baton Rouge Parish in the south, mostly in rural areas and small towns, depend on the American Midstream Pipeline (Midla) for their natural gas service. Included on the customer list are the state’s largest correctional facility, Angola State Penitentiary, and East Louisiana State Hospital. It is the only natural gas distribution service available. It has been that way for decades.
As the Louisiana US Senate race and then statewide elections take shape over the next two years, one of the lead questions being discussed is whether democrats can win statewide. Part of the answer to that question might be how Louisiana voters feel about Obamacare on election day. For Governor Edwin Edwards, whose race for 6th Congressional District representative, both of those issues are paramount as he tries his hand at politics at age 86 after years of being in retirement--forced retirement, at that due to his stint in the federal prison.
Today, Governor Jindal announced support for proposed legislation that will promote the fair resolution of “legacy claims” and the remediation of property, while discouraging the exploitation of lawsuits for money. Legacy claims are known as disputes between landowners and oil and gas companies related to impacts to property and resources as a result of exploration and production activities. The legislation will be filed by Senator Robert Adley.
In part 3 of Bayoubuzz's replay of the Loyola University Institute of Politics Ed Renwick annual discussion, moderator Lee Zurik asked two questions regarding a topic that might resonate throughout Louisiana history-- Hurricane Katrina and Governor Kathleen Blanco. Below is a rough transcript of the conversation with Governors Blanco, Buddy Roemer and Edwin Edwards. Also, here is the audio:
Zurik: The next question is for Governor Blanco. Probably almost everyone in this room was affected by Katrina. Looking back on it, have you been able to have a kind of revisiting, a kind of looking back and thinking about things you did well and things you would have done differently?
With all of the available resources Louisiana possesses, WVUE's reporter-anchor, Lee Zurik asked, why are we so far behind? Have we blown it?
Business and organization news of the day: Entrepreneurship Week, GNOINc, Loyola University (Governors Roemer, Blanco and Edwards), LABI and lawsuit abuse and more..
The most recent pearl of wisdom from Edwin Edwards, recent poll numbers, and LABI's stance on Louisiana lawsuit reform; these are the latest news in the local political sphere.
A Jefferson Parish-based pitch competition, held during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), will highlight five innovative startup companies with ties to Jefferson. Please visit our JEDCO Challenge Information Center at www.jedco.org/jedco-entrepreneur-challenge/ to learn about the five companies chosen to participate.
The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana has evaluated the personal use of Campaign funds, an issue that has received significant media exposure lately despite the changes made by Governor Jindal and the legislature in 2008. Here is PAR’s evaluation: