by 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?
I 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.
Spring is here and the French Quarter Festival is near.
Today, the festival announced final details for an attraction that now draws hundreds of thousands per year.
Sometimes, there is no better way to pass the day than sitting down with some "good political reads". Let me throw in, some great tweets, too.
Today is no exception.
Bloomberg Business has announced that EuroChem has “shelved” its decision to build a $1.5 billion fertilizer plant in Iberville Parish because of “changes on the financial markets, namely affected access to credit resources.”
On the bloody streets of New Orleans, it has been an extremely violent first quarter of 2015, with a murder rate twice as high as in 2014.
It seems every night there are shootings and/or murders in New Orleans. These crimes are spread out over all areas of the city, not concentrated in just “high crime neighborhoods.” Therefore, no one is safe in New Orleans. With a declining police force and fewer homicide detectives, criminals are running rampant on the streets of New Orleans.
Tyler Bridges, who covered the Louisiana legislature and Governor Bobby Jindal close up for The Lens, a New Orleans publication, has just written another article for a national publication discussing the difficult environment Jindal, the legislature and Louisiana finds itself this spring.
It’s official. Sort of.
Ted Cruz has made it official. Bobby Jindal will just cruise, for now.
Despite calls by some lately for Governor Bobby Jindal to resign due to the collapse of the Louisiana budget coinciding with the governor’s intense focus upon his own presidential race-yet-to-be-declared, the governor’s main spokesperson, Timmy Teepell, appears to have extended the date for the governor to declare his intentions.
From a tax perspective, Louisiana ranks in the middle when it comes to states best and worst to be rich or to be poor.
In a new survey from WalletHub, Louisiana that considers the best and the worst, Louisiana is not on the high or the low end of any of the findings.