Administration may have been thwarted in sneaking through an amendment giving State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson an extra $55,000 per year in retirement income but pay raises for at least 29 mostly unclassified employees could mean additional liabilities of $25 million to $42 million over 20-30 years for the Louisiana State Employee Retirement System (LASERS), LouisianaVoice has learned.
What has allowed Sen. Mary Landrieu to hang on in the U.S. Senate swimming against a stronger and stronger current is exactly the same thing that most likely will end her elected political career this year.
by Lou Gehrig burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Senate race: neck-and-neck
A new poll on the Louisiana U.S. Senate race by Public Policy Polling (PPP) reveals a neck-and-neck race between incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy.
For years liberals like New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu have been advocating programs such as midnight basketball as ways to reduce crime. Supposedly, young people with no ambition, moral values or job will be turned away from crime by the opportunity to shoot hoops. It sounds ridiculous, and, of course, it does not work, but the program helps the liberals feel good about what they are doing to fight the crime problem in New Orleans.
You have to hand it to Commissioner of Administration Kristy Kreme Nichols. When she has something to do, she is completely One Direction-al about it.
As the minutes ticked by during the House Appropriations Committee’s seven-hour hearing on the Office of Group Benefits on Sept. 25, and as Division of Administration (DOA) Executive Counsel Liz Murrill and the rest of the DOA pack occupied themselves by texting during heart-wrenching testimony from those who will be adversely affected by rising deductibles and co-pays, Kristy fidgeted.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is on the campaign trail today as he once again focuses upon President Obama’s administration.
As he has done previously, Jindal released position papers on healthcare and energy and now foreign policy.
by Ron Chapman
The New York Times published an article on Ebola the conclusion of which should send shock waves around the western world. Because of “Political Correctness” we are not preventing air travel from Western Africa. The net result of that will likely be the spread of Ebola throughout the world.
Tea Party candidate Colonel Rob Maness is a newcomer on the political scene. He consistently polls third holding down anywhere from high-single digits to mid-double digits in various recent surveys in the hotly-contested Louisiana US Senate race against Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy. However, in a recent CNN poll, in a two person contest against Mary Landrieu, Maness captured a whopping 38 percent against Landrieu's 38 percent strongly indicating if he were able to top Cassidy, he could become the state's new US Senator.
So former Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals Bruce Greenstein has joined an illustrious list of major state officeholders in Louisiana in garnering an indictment for activities related to his office. As the saga unfolds, the risk the state takes financially in pursuing this course of action is far greater than the chances of any wider malfeasance being uncovered.