by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of LABI
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), an organization I have been privileged to lead as president since 2013. For decades LABI has been Louisiana’s leading business advocacy organization. Today, we proudly represent over 2,300 businesses across the state, working tirelessly to foster a climate for economic growth by championing the principles of the free enterprise system.
by Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy
Fifty years ago, administrators at the University of California at Berkeley tried to curtail free speech on campus. They quickly had a situation on their hands: Hundreds of protesters materialized, a priest clambered onto the top of a police car to quiet the crowd and students swarmed the Administration Building. Eventually, the governor intervened, telling the university's president to broker a truce. The Free Speech Movement was born.
Happy new year to Bayoubuzz is Louisiana business and organization shorts for the year 2015.. Our "shorts", has been a compilation of short news stories directly from press releases in either total or abbreviated form. The focus has been to highlight events and good news stories throughout the state.
Our first edition for 2015 involves the greater New Orleans foundation Freeman Challenge grant, a new Walmart and Slidell, a new website from the Louisiana insurance commission, the Louisiana energy economy and other data, Smoke Free poll, and more
The recent controversy involving Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise, David Duke and his associates have engendered much controversy, and media attention, as the United States Congress begins its work for 2015. After the news story broke, Scalise admitted that his attendance at the 2002 event held at the Landmark Hotel in Metairie Louisiana was a mistake.
The manufacturing of outrage against Rep. Steve Scalise tells us far more about the fortunes, strategy, and tactics of Democrats in an era of decline than provide any useful information about issues of the day.
by Tom Aswell, Publisher of LouisianaVoice.com
U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise’s claim that he did not know who he was talking to when he spoke to that meeting of the Workshop on Civil Rights hosted by the European-American Unity and Rights Conference (EURO) back in May of 2002 is coming unraveled like a cheap suit.
by Jim Brown
I drove down to New Orleans for a funeral service last week. I find myself attending a growing number of funerals each year as I get older and as and long-time friends pass away. I’ll turn 75 in May of this New Year, so my memorial visitations will no doubt continue and grow. My trip last week was for a reinterment; a re-burial of an old friend who passed away 25 years ago this week. His family wanted to rebury him into a new family tomb.
The debate over Louisiana Congressman and Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, and what he did or didn’t do 12-years ago has turned into a political partisan skirmish rather than an exercise to discover the truth.
The Steve Scalise-David Duke-Euro saga is getting curioser and stranger by the moment.
Yesterday, I asked the question, how did Steve Scalise admit to speaking at an event yet not remember it?
U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise (R-Metairie) is in the midst of a political firestorm for attending a 2002 event sponsored by EURO, European-American Unity and Rights Organization, a white rights group founded by former KKK leader David Duke.