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Congress-house floorLou Gehrig Burnett, publisher of the popular Fax-Net political newsletter, has clarified a posting  re-published Tuesday on Bayoubuzz.com

Below is his clarification:

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This fall, Louisiana voters will be looking at two elections, one for U.S. Senate and the other for Congressman for the 6th congressional District.  Obviously, only those registered voters can decide the latter.

jindal-obamaThe Democratic National Committee National Press Secretary, Michael Czin, has released a statement concerning a healthcare plan presented to the nation by Presidential hopeful, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal:   

fireToday, is the end of the signup period (except for those who tried to enroll but were unable to doso) and reportedly roughly 7 million people have signed up for Obamacare 

On the strongly-conservative WGSO radio talk show, host Jeff Crouere and Stephen Sabludowsky discussed the Affordable Care Act, the pros and cons.   The discussion got testy and included callers chiming in to express their oppositions to the healthcare law and implementation.  

The interview was also recorded via Google Hangouts, as has a number of the recent Crouere-Sabludowsky, WGSO-Bayoubuzz radio-hangout-broadcasts-webcasts.  Here is the transcription.  Check the video for the most accurate conversation: 

Katrina-StBernardIn a state, such as Louisiana, when so much of the revenues entering state and local coffers come from the Oil and Gas industries and wherre so many local jobs are dependent upon that industry, one would think that ex-Republican and Democratic governors would  be supportive of stopping litigation against the members of that industry.  Last year, a levee district filed a class-action lawsuit against that industry for damages inflicted upon the coast.

common-coreOne 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.

adleyTens 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.

Blanco-BE-IMG 8666As 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. 

Louisiana-house-reps 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.

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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? 

 

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