by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
Louisiana is on the road to progress, but has suddenly come to a crossroads.
Whether it ends up a tipping point for the remainder of Louisiana, at the very least the moderate-ranging smoking ban to begin in New Orleans this spring is significant.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, publisher of Fax-Net
Are you ready for some polls?
As expected, polls are beginning to pop up everywhere for races in Louisiana in 2015. The main interest is, of course, in the governor’s race.
But also getting attention is the Attorney General’s race as well as a race for the U.S. Senate should Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter get elected governor.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has a full day tomorrow as he and LSU readies for the controversial, The Response.
Jindal will attend and speak at "The Response" at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center by leading the opening prayer, will speak at the Right to Life March at the LSU Greek Theatre and then will return to "The Response" for the remainder of the event where he will speak twice, the last, leading a closing prayer.
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal continued the PR machine as it circulated via email an article from Breitbart entitled, “NATIONAL SECURITY, CONSERVATIVE LEADERS PRAise BOBBY JINDAL FOR STANDING UP TO SHARIA LAW”.
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Despite being the mild, low-key guy that I am, I do not often refuse the opportunity to appear on one of the local sports programs. The local TV guys like Doug Mouton (WWL), Rob Masson (WVUE), Fletcher Mackel (WDSU), and their colleagues always give me an opportunity to push whatever book project I am working on in exchange for my thoughts on the issue of the moment. So it was uncharacteristic of me on Wednesday night and Thursday morning to turn down three offers to come in and comment on Tom Benson’s surprising announcement that when he passes on he is leaving the city’s two beloved sports franchises to his wife Gayle.
Louisiana’s feisty absentee Governor Bobby Jindal sure knows now to ignite a political firestorm half way around the world. He sent out advance warnings of his lighting rod litany when he admonished: “I will warn you in advance that I’m going to say some things that are not politically correct, so brace yourselves.” So naturally, I held onto my desk, took a deep breath, assumed the worst, and braced myself.
I admit, I am one of others living in Louisiana, who believes that Governor Bobby Jindal simply cannot be believed. I'm sorry, but, after following him now for the past eight years, I have found that all too often, he makes claims that border on truth. He has a gift. When confronted, often he artfully changes the subject by engaging in long discourses at machine-gun speed, whole paragraphs at a time--until the questioner gives up, runs out of time or even forgets why he's there in the first place.