On August 13, 2007 we were the first to publish a commentary (30-year racial balance on New Orleans City Council threaten with Thomas' pending departure) which brought to light New Orleans' "unwritten rule" on a 30-year racial balance that existed on the New Orleans City Council.
One probably can understand former Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater for not putting the kibosh on that ill-fated $194 million contract with CNSI in mid-2011. Rainwater was, after all, preoccupied at the time with Gov. Bobby Jindal’s priority project, that of privatizing the Office of Group Benefits (OGB).
The results of the 5thDistrict congressional race are in and the message has been sent loud and clear—surely loud enough to be heard in Baton Rouge.
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.
Louisiana is known for many things, and being a gracious host is one of them. We open our homes to our fellow man in times of emergency. We open our hearts and wallets to our community, time and time again, whenever there is a need. And, of course, we open our tailgates and parties to anyone looking to pass a good time. We are that type of people.
Irony can be pretty rich sometimes … and a handful of trial lawyers are taking that logic all the way to the bank.
Bobby Jindal has completely lost touch with reality.
The following is a press release by State Treasurer John Kenney. LouisianaVoice presents it here as a guest column that we feel underscores the concerns expressed in our Sept. 29 post entitled False prophets, false profits—and false reasons to privatize LSU Hospital System (or trolling for more Medicaid dollars)
The reason advanced by the Jindal Administration for privatizing Louisiana's charity hospitals is that a private hospital like Lafayette General or Ochsner, for example, can manage a hospital more efficiently, and therefore cheaper, than the state.