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Getting curious over Louisiana Medicaid expansion hearings tomorrow

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 13:35 Written by

Health reformIt's getting curiouser and curiouser these days at the Louisiana Capitol wonderland.

Medicaid expansion, the Obama ogre healthcare solution, is getting another look on Wednesday and advocates on both sides of the issue are at the battle lines.

Journalism Ethics Ethos: The Rolfe McCollister, Bob Mann conflict
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 12:45

rolfe-mannby Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

You have to love Rolfe McCollister, Jr. The man has done the following:

N. Louisiana religious leaders marriage bill; PSC wants cable control
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 12:21 Written by

mike-johnsonby Lou Gherig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Religious leaders confront Johnson
Republican state Rep. Mike Johnson of Bossier City is touting his controversial bill, called the Marriage and Conscience Act, as a vehicle for “religious freedom.”

Kate Middleton's Uncle Gary dogging a bicyclist
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 12:02 Written by
gary-twitter 
Sheesh!
 
Or do I mean “Cheech?”
 
As in Kate Middleton’s Uncle Gary’s pet Chihuahua, “Cheech,” who was accidently hit by a cyclist in a public park last week.
What city after Baltimore becomes a space to destroy?
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 11:51 Written by

harlemToday America is in a very dangerous place. It is led by a racially divisive President who thrives on discord and grievance. The control of his Justice Department has just transferred from one radical to another. The President’s response to racially charged incidents, such as the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in Cambridge, Massachusetts or the Trayvon Martin tragedy, indicates he is a man who is a community organizer at heart who sides with protesters and not police.

House Leaders takes quiet swipe at Jindal in budget presser
Monday, 27 April 2015 16:50 Written by

Louisiana State Capitol at nightWithout saying Jindal or using the word "governor", it is clear that the House leadership is ready to move separate from Governor Bobby Jindal, who many believe has been AWOL from service over the past years.

Ochsner, Lafayette General Health form long-term partnership
Monday, 27 April 2015 12:33

ochsner-lafayetteToday, Lafayette General Health (“LGH”) and Ochsner Health System (“Ochsner”) celebrated the formation of a long-term, strategic partnership focused on increasing local access to care, improving quality and reducing the cost of healthcare for patients across southwest Louisiana. Together, as part of the Ochsner Health Network, the two organizations will build upon their unique strengths and effectively collaborate as partners to improve the health of the Louisiana communities they both serve today and to meet the needs of new communities across the state.

In JIndal's, Louisiana legislative budget world, somebody will get the shaft
Monday, 27 April 2015 12:22 Written by

Louisiana capitolAs the regular session of the Louisiana Legislature continues, it seems more and more likely that worlds will collide concerning resolution of the fiscal year 2016 budget.

Does Louisiana know the real Bobby Jindal?
Monday, 27 April 2015 12:14 Written by

jindal-cavutoLouisiana is in the middle of a cataclysmic budget deficit which has already socked the LSU bonding abilities, is causing havoc to the state’s  healthcare industry and is forcing the Louisiana legislature to be especially creative in cobbling together a budget that the governor would approve.   

Waguespack: Louisiana still needs tort reform
Monday, 27 April 2015 10:45 Written by

kangaroo-court2by Stephen Waguespack, President, CEO of GNO Inc.

A good reputation is hard to earn, but often easy to lose. A bad reputation is the exact opposite.

Over time, Louisiana has earned a national reputation as a state with a poor legal climate. Sensible and fair-minded people may disagree as to whether or not that reputation is just, but regardless of your opinion on that question, there is no doubt how the nation sees us.

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