Pinsonat: Never have we faced this type of Legislative Session in Louisiana

Monday, 30 March 2015 14:18

pinsonat-vid-phoneOther than the Louisiana Legislators (and others), trying to somehow fill-in a $1.6B budget hole, arguably, the worse in modern Louisiana history, there are other matters on the legislative and political plate that will both impact and which will be the effect of what occurs during the session.

Waguespack: Viewing Louisiana's past and future
Monday, 30 March 2015 13:17 Written by

Louisiana capitolby Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

It was a chamber of commerce weather weekend.

All throughout Louisiana, the sunshine, nice temperatures and clear skies replaced the rain that had saturated most of the state over the last few weeks. It was a great weekend to get outdoors, work in the yard, eat your first crawfish of the spring or play a little ball. My wife and I kept the kids outside all weekend, soaking it in. We even visited downtown Baton Rouge to walk around the riverfront and hang out on the State Capitol grounds.

Vitter, Maness pop GATOR PAC, Sasol breaks ground, Demos slam Caldwell
Friday, 27 March 2015 14:40 Written by

GATORPACToday, Governor Bobby Jindal highlighted the start of construction for Sasol’s $8.1 billion ethane cracker complex as company and regional officials gathered for groundbreaking at the Calcasieu Parish site. The world-scale petrochemical complex will include an ethane cracker and six chemical manufacturing plants, to be built near Sasol’s existing Westlake, Louisiana, facilities. The project will roughly triple Sasol’s chemical production capacity in the United States.

Harry Reid the handwriting on the wall, and saw defeat, in 2016
Friday, 27 March 2015 14:26 Written by

hand-wallAfter five terms in the United States Senate and two terms in the House of Representatives, staunchly partisan Democrat Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) will retire at the end of this term. While he still has 22 months left in office to aggravate Republicans, the announcement was still a big blow to the Democratic Party.

Pinsonat: Louisiana public might be immune to budget cut disaster talk
Friday, 27 March 2015 13:32

bernie-vid-photoThe Louisiana legislative session is now only days away.  How bad will it be for the state?  Every year, we hear doomsayers, the sky is falling, the sky is falling.  But, the sky is still blue and it is still over our heads.

So, should the Louisiana citizens be so pessimistic?

Louisiana social: Moret own voice, Jindal defends, Chris Rose, Harry Reid going
Friday, 27 March 2015 09:27

capitol-red-blueFriday morning news and social media--Harry Reid, federal budget, Steve Moret, Louisiana film tax credits, Jindal responds, Chris Rose and more..



While Louisiana worries, Jindal's a new man
Thursday, 26 March 2015 14:21

jindal e newman

So, last week, we read that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will be postponing his “official” decision whether or not to take the presidential plunge.   Although many of us believe the decision has been made many moons ago, we are told the decision and announcement will occur only after the current legislative session in early June.  

Louisiana broke but could still head Presidential campaign season
Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:51 Written by

campaign-cashby Jim Brown

Louisiana is scheduled to have its presidential primary on March 5th of next year, but there is one little problem.  The state is broke and the Jindal administration has allocated no money for the legally required election.  So what happens next? Does Governor Jindal really want a primary? And is there a way to hold an election for free and get huge national coverage in the process?

Louisiana political twitter stalking: Muscling up on Jindal's budget
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 15:28 Written by

Jindal-differenceI know that tweet stalking is a kinky way to follow the news.  But, in the new era of digital communications, it beats watching Fox News and MSNBC during the afternoons.

Biz: Mashable says New Orleans a top destination; Verizon, SidneyTorres,Global Data Systems
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 14:24

new-orleans-tourismBayoubuzz business shorts for today, based upon press releases submitted

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