Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Sunday opened the special legislative session focusing upon redistricting and urged the legislature to put the Louisiana people before party. He spoke briefly about bipartisanship and Louisiana and compared the state to the type of rancor existing in Washington which he said puts party first instead of “America first”.
Families across Louisiana sit down regularly at the kitchen table to discuss their finances and to balance their checkbooks. They know that if they spend more than they make they are headed for trouble. Working hard and doing the right thing is responsible, and we expect it of ourselves and others. So shouldn’t the state be just as responsible?
A recent statewide survey by the LSU Public Policy Research Lab reports that Louisiana residents believe the state is headed in the wrong direction. The biggest problem cited was the economy (35.5%), and voters are almost evenly divided on whether they believe state government will adequately address its problems.
Saints owner Tom Benson welcomed 31 other NFL owners to New Orleans as the NFL' owners began their annual meeting that will continue to Tuesday.
This meeting will focus on dealing with the first work stoppage since 1987 as the contract it held with the players union went kaput. The owners, seeking more money from a deal they believed short-changed them, opted to get out of it. The union dissolved, and now both sides are headed to court for what could be a protracted, acrimonious case.
How will the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear threat impact international trade in Louisiana and throughout the world? Is there any advice for those involved in foreign trade with Japan, given the tragedy and uncertain markets?
Bayoubuzz asked these e-questions to Dominik Knoll, the CEO of the World Trade Center New Orleans.
Former NFL defensive end Jarvis Green out of LSU has played in the NFL for nine seasons, blames both sides of the labor dispute and says we're forgetting about the fans.
Green didn't play a down with the Texans after playing with the Patriots for nine years. Green, 33, feels like whatever happens won't affect him in any way and that's why he's able to see things which so much sense in talking about the labor situation. Green is from Donaldsonville and played for the Tigers 1999-01.
For now, Buddy Roemer is not a house-hold name in American politics.
Some say he is not a known commodity in Louisiana as he lost his last two elections after a very challenging first try as Louisiana Governor.
The Louisiana Legislature is in full action as the Louisiana House and Senate restructure seats for the Louisiana House and Senate, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, the U.S. House and the Public Service Commission.
BATON ROUGE–Governor Bobby Jindal, on Friday, announced appointments to the Board of Directors of the Louisiana State Lottery Corporation.
Plenty to do in New Orleans as Spring is ready to "sprung" and Mardi-Gras-like parades are still in motion with the Italian-American St. Joseph's Day event floating in a day of fun
Governor Jindal released his budget plan last week, and it does not bode well for Louisiana. The $24.9 billion proposal sacrifices education, health care, and the quality of life that could provide a bright future for the families of our state. While promising to “do more with less,” the plan guarantees that there will simply be less of everything that makes a state attractive.