In the second part of the Miss USA Google Hangout (first part here), the focus shifted from Erin Brady's upbringing to her more recent experiences during the beauty pageants in 2013. Brady talked about the support she received from the other contestants, her homecoming experience in Connecticut, and how it felt to be among ninety Misses from all over the world in the Miss Universe contest.
Governor Jindal issued the following statement on the passing of John Maginnis:
“Supriya and I were saddened to hear the news of John's passing.
How bad is the Louisiana budget, now that the state legislature is two weeks away from session's end? Is Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal helping or hurting the state's budgetary process with his policies and practices?
The circus is coming to town; Chiquita bananas are returning to New Orleans; and more..these are the latest news in the local business and organization life.
The Louisiana legislative session is now approaching the home stretch with the budget that needs to be done and balanced before the legislators adjourn on June 2. The impression is that even legislators who are longing for a smaller government are frustrated that there is not enough money to spend.
Governor Jindal Bobby Jindal issued the following statement on the passing of former Agriculture Commissioner Bob Odom:
Bayoubuzz business and organization news of the day--Jindal, Louisiana Best, Miss USA, DDD, Steamboat Natchez, Second Harvest
Some interesting news shorts found over the thoroughfares of social media, today:
Today, Louisiana Economic Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the 2014 Louisiana Small Business Award winners at an event honoring small business leaders who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of Louisiana. The winners were honored in a private reception at the Governor’s Mansion.
According to the new SMOR Poll, a majority of “likely voters” (around 60%) now look unfavorably upon Mary Landrieu’s job performance. Her lead over Bill Cassidy is only 1 percentage point (36%-35%). At the same time, Col. Maness, who is at around 7% in the poll, is releasing gator TV ads; a couple of days ago, Sarah Palin announced that she’s endorsing Maness. Things are also stirring up in the fifth congressional district: Vance McAllister, the kissing Congressman, now seems to have changed his mind and is open to running in the reelection.