A large delegation of governmental leaders including Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and an Obama cabinet official are going to Cuba.
Below is a press release from the Governor's office:
Gov. John Bel Edwards will lead a Louisiana trade mission to Cuba next week, setting the stage for greater economic and cultural exchanges between the Caribbean nation and its leading trade partner among U.S. states. Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson will join Governor Edwards and approximately 50 other state, regional, local, educational and private business leaders on the mission.
Last week, SMOR pollster released a poll that showed Republicans Congressman Charles Boustany and Louisiana treasurer John Kennedy leading with 17 and 15 points, respectively.
Following them in the polls were two Democrats attorney Caroline Fayard and Public Service Commissioner, Foster Campbell.
Is there a benefit for Louisiana to have multiple tax credit programs under the umbrella of Louisiana Entertainment?
In the interview with Stephen Sabludowsky, publisher of Bayoubuzz.com, Chris Stelly discussed how to the tax credits for Movies, music, live performance and live productions do cross pollinate and the benefits not only for the state, but for all involved.
Below is the transcript of President Obama's statement Monday morning regarding recent terror attacks in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota
THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. I want to say a few words about the explosions that occurred here in New York City and New Jersey and the other devices that have been found in New Jersey. I’ve been monitoring the situation closely and receiving frequent updates from my team. And I’ve just been briefed again by FBI Director Comey. In addition, I've had a chance to speak with Governors Cuomo and Christie, as well as Mayor de Blasio.
On Friday, Chris Stelly, the Executive Director for Louisiana Entertainment for Louisiana Economic Development, will join Stephen Sabludowsky, Publisher of Bayoubuzz for a Facebook Live.
Yesterday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced his official endorsement of Caroline Fayard in the race for U.S. Senate.
Major insurers such as Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare recently announced their exit from state-sponsored insurance exchanges while the uninsured rate has fallen to a historic low, bringing into question the cost and quality of health care in America.
Louisiana’s Republican Party wisely pulled back on a resolution that reputes to prevent felons from running for office using its label, but pledges made to try again continue to ignore what state and constitutional law have to say on the process.
by Jim W. Miller
Luck is not a good draft strategy for O-linemen
After three pre-season games, it is becoming apparent that the Saints will go about as far this season as their offensive line will take them. And, judging by what we have seen so far, Sports Illustrated prediction of six wins and last place in the NFC South is becoming hauntingly possible. You only need to look at the team’s strategy of acquiring offensive linemen during the Sean Payton era to see how things have declined to this point.
The GOP has just sent this email as a press release:
On the heels of a successful speech, Republican Nominee Donald J. Trump and his running mate, Governor Mike Pence, flew into Baton Rouge, Louisiana morning to visit the surrounding communities of Denham Springs and the city of Central.
Historic flooding has devastated the Bayou State during the multi-day storms that hovered over the region. The initial estimates in the cost of damages the storms and floods affecting South Louisiana are in at over $20 billion. Over 30,000 people have were rescued and 12 people have died. Most have been displaced from their homes.