On Sunday January 27, Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco posted on her electronic journal and BridgingCare.com, the decisions she has had to make regarding obtaining treatment for her dangerous and rare eye cancer.
The Packers are 5.5-point favorites over the Saints in the NFL regular-season opener at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
Of course, whether the season will open as scheduled remains a primary topic of conversation for those connected to the NFL. While optimism about the progress of negotiations between the owners and players on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement has increased recently, the lockout continues.
The Louisiana legislative session 2011 is now over. The legislature and Governor Bobby Jindal resolved their differences and were able to agree upon a budget despite what appeared to be a massive deficit.
How did the state do? Was the Jindal administration satisfied? Who were some of the winners and losers?
One of the most controversial issues of the recently completed legislative session was dealing with the numerous bills designed to phase out the state income tax. Some bills included both individual and corporate taxes; others would have been only for individuals. Some had a short phase-out period; still others had longer ones. Some of the bills would have raised billions of dollars in new taxes to replace the loss of revenue income taxes bring in. Some of the proposals required enactment of a plan to replace the lost revenues before the phase-out could begin. At the end of the day, none of the bills passed.
You can look for Drew Brees to have a rebounding season in 2011. Rebounding season?
He completed 68.1 per cent of his passes for 4,500-plus yards and 33 touchdowns last season. That would be career season for most NFL quarterbacks, but not for Brees, who is not your average NFL quarterback.
His completion percentage is somewhat misleading because of the Saints' lack of steady running game last season. His yards per attempt and quarterback rating were his second lowest numbers in five seasons with the Saints. His 22 interceptions last season were a career high and 25 sacks, the most he has taken as a Saint.
It was the same but a different New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.
Yesterday, he was facing the same media with whom he had a rocky relationship during the last four years of his 8-year two-term administration.
This time, Nagin was not trying to sell an idea to move the city forward but was promoting his book, Katrina Secrets.
Ray Nagin was elected as Mayor of New Orleans with strong support of the white community. He was supposed to be a business executive who would reform City Hall. He claimed he would launch a worldwide search for the best and brightest staffers. In reality, the Nagin years were a total nightmare for the citizens of New Orleans, who came to realize that the Mayor was a total fraud.
On June 29, the Louisiana Technology Council in partnership with Louisiana Economic Development, will be celebrating the Governor’s Technology Awards and will recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of companies and individuals in Louisiana. Featured Speaker will be Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.