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:
Is "vote for the crook" being replaced by "Vote for the kook"?
How else can you explain the decision by Edwin W. Edwards, four-term ex-governor of Louisiana, who has decided to jump into the ring for the Sixth Congressional District of Louisiana.
From Karen Carter Peterson newsletter:
The 2014 Legislative began on Monday and will run through June 2nd. For the next three months, both Houses of the Legislature will confront many critical issues, large and small, that affect everyday Louisianians.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) today announced its 2014 Regular Session Legislative Package, which includes five bills that promote the health and welfare of pregnant women and their children, strengthen home and community-based services and make technical clarifications to previous legislation.
jindal-differenceBATON ROUGE – On Monday, Governor Bobby Jindal delivered his address at the opening of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session. He presented his legislative priorities and highlighted individuals in the audience who have started new careers in Louisiana as a result of the state’s economic growth.
NOTE: Below was the Governor’s remarks as prepared for delivery.