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12 Years A Slave, Dallas Buyer Club got expensive Louisiana Film Tax Incentives

Monday, 03 March 2014 08:29 Written by

side oscarThis article was written prior to the Academy Awards Ceremony.  Bayoubuzz Note: Oscar winning, Best Picture, "12 Years a Slave" and winner of 4 Oscars, Dallas Buyer Club received film tax credits for being filmed in Louisiana.

Tonight, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present its Academy Awards to the filmmaking industry for 2013, giving Louisianans another chance to cogitate on whether the hundreds of millions of dollars the state forgoes annually in motion picture tax credits really is worthwhile.

Are Louisiana GOP leaders united behind Medicaid Expansion rejection?
Friday, 28 February 2014 13:24

Health reformThe Louisiana Democratic Party is rejoicing somewhat over two comments by important republican elected officials, which statements might either help or haunt them in the future.

Cinco de Mayo school ruling shreds flag, patriotism, constitution
Friday, 28 February 2014 12:45 Written by

flagYes, Lee Greenwood the flag still stands for freedom, but our politically correct educators are taking it away. Just when it seems, the disease of political correctness cannot get any worse, it does. On Thursday, a federal court sided with a northern California high school that prevented students from wearing American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. 

Graves, a candidate to watch in Louisiana 6th Congressional District
Friday, 28 February 2014 08:44 Written by

indexThe entrance of Garett Graves likely rounds out the field of competitive GOP candidates for the Sixth Congressional District contest, probably does the same for Democrats, alters the campaign tactics of some other candidates, and may introduce politics into the state’s process of grappling with coastal restoration.

 

Clouds over Rainwater, Phillips resignations pre-legislative session
Friday, 28 February 2014 08:17 Written by

Louisiana-house-repsWith the 2014 regular session of the legislature less than two weeks away, there have already been a couple of interesting developments that could prevent lawmakers from learning how a federal investigation of a major contract came about in the first place.

Morning Joe, Jindal and WGSO Hangout Interview
Thursday, 27 February 2014 12:27 Written by

jindal-GE-new-orleansGovernor Bobby Jindal is often on national TV touting his accomplishments and the improvements made during his administration.  

RNC Announces Cities Bidding for 2016 Convention, 3 Ohio sites picked
Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:32 Written by

Reince Priebus 5Today, the Republican National Committee announced the names of the cities bidding for the 2016 National Convention in 2016. The eight cities are Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Phoenix.

LABI Conference Today; Louisiana Export News; DANOS in Port of Iberia
Thursday, 27 February 2014 09:05 Written by

labiLABI conference held today; Louisiana export news; DANOS builds in Port of Iberia; and more. These are the latest Louisiana business news...

American Pastimes: Politics and Baseball
Thursday, 27 February 2014 08:27 Written by

jackie-robinson 6Just what is America’s favorite pastime? Is it politics or baseball? Politics has always been a major spectator sport, particularly here in my home state of Louisiana. But don’t sell baseball short. Not only has baseball been around longer than any of America’s professional team sports, the game’s highs and lows have been injected in national politics almost from the sport’s inception.

Jindal's White House media grab panders to ALEC, Koch brothers
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 12:17 Written by

white flagCould Bobby Jindal possibly embarrass himself any more than he did on Monday?

Could he possibly have revealed himself any more of a calloused, uncaring hypocrite than he did on Monday?

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