Sen. Mary Landrieu's name came up recently on MSNBC's "The Cycle." The Louisiana Senator was described as "tough as nails," and the reporters gave her good chances of keeping her seat in the Senate in November.
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal makes Jefferson Parish economic development announcement; Gambel gives away $5,000; AgCenter research project launches; Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne hosts Culture Awards and renewable fuel awards. These are the latest business and organization news.
The Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) agenda, as we have shown here on numerous occasions, promotes unyielding opposition to any legislation that smacks of benefits to workers, the unemployed and the poor.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants the state Legislature to create a special economic district along the New Orleans riverfront in which all tax revenue generated by new hotels and other development would be the city’s.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal made a splash of headlines a few weeks ago by proposing his alternative to Obamacare. Many of his ideas are the part of the same list he’s been shopping around for years, some of it pieced together from a litany of Republican proposals. He’s being blistered by a number of state and national columnists for not putting forth anything new or original.
A Louisiana State Senator crying; a black legislator debating a Tea Party representative about helping the poor versus giving tax breaks to corporations;
Louisiana politics revs up today with issues involving Obamacare, Harry Reid, Elbert Guillory (who recently switched from Democrat to Republican), Common Core and dueling press releases from the Cassidy and Mary Landrieu camps..and more.
On Monday, various groups in support of the federally funded Medicaid expansion and removal of what they call the Jindal gap held a Google Hangout webcast. People who fall into the Jindal gap are those who can neither get Obamacare nor Medicaid. This gap, according to several organizations, is caused by Jindal’s refusal to accept the Medicaid expansion.
Today, Sen. Ben Nevers's (D-Bogalusa) SB 96 bill is up for debate in the Louisiana Senate's health committee. Gov. Jindal has rejected the federally funded Medicaid expansion, stating that it would "improperly add people to a poorly-operated government program." SB 96, if it goes through, would allow the people of Louisiana to vote for or against the Medicaid expansion. This topic also came up during the WGSO Radio Show with Jeff Crouere and Stephen Sabludowsky: