Right in time for Tax Day 2011, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s campaign has sent out an email asking for campaign contributions. In addition, Jindal made a specific reference to his last gubernatorial campaign in which John Georges and Walter Boasso financed their campaigns against him from their personal assets.
In the campaign request, Jindal states that he will not raise taxes.
The Louisiana Democratic Party has posted an article on its own website featuring a story from the NewsTimes that Louisiana Democratic Party is criticizing Republican Louisiana House Speaker Jim Tucker for hiring a “Washington, D.C.-based firm with ties to the GOP to guide the state House redistricting plan to the U.S. Justice Department for review.”
Letter From Parish President John Young on Waste Management Lawsuit
The Parish of Jefferson and Waste Management have entered into a settlement agreement which results in a dismissal of a portion of the claim pending in Federal Court. This settlement was reached pursuant to the recommendations of Magistrate Judge Roby. The Parish and Waste Management still have claims against one another in Federal Court. Due to the pending litigation, we cannot go into any further detail at this time.
Jefferson Parish President, John F. Young, Jr.
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University Medical Center
Monday will be the groundbreaking for the new University Medical Center, an LSU affiliate, which will provide comprehensive quality healthcare and trauma services as well as graduate medical education programs to train Louisiana’s future healthcare professionals. The $1.2 billion UMC will encompass a wide range of services to create a healing environment for patients and their families.
Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Michael “Mike” G. Strain of Covington was honored as State Official of the Year by the Louisiana Meat Processors Association last Friday April 8, 2011 at the LAMPA’s Spring Social in Breaux Bridge.
Nicholls State University’s new research vessel, the R.V. Burt Wilson, will be ceremonially christened at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the Gouaux Hall parking lot on Ardoyne Drive. The event is free and open to the public..
Kenner Streamlining Government
The Kenner Streamlining Task Force will continue with meetings on Monday by hearing from the majority of the council members. All presentations will be held in the Kenner Council Conference Room at Kenner City Hall at 1801 Williams Boulevard. The hearings will be conducted in Building B on the 3rd floor. The schedule is as follows:
Monday, April 18, 2011
9:00 a.m. Start
Presentations by Kenner Council Members
9:00 a.m. District 1 Councilman Greg Carroll & District 5 Councilman Kent Denapolis
10:00 a.m. District 3 Councilman Ben Zahn & District 4 Councilman Maria DeFrancesch
11:00 a.m. Administration Follow-Up Questions
12:15 p.m. Council Member-At-Large Jeannie Black
Meetings will reconvene on Monday, April 25, 2011 as follows
Monday, April 25, 2011
2:00 p.m. Start
2:00 p.m. District 2 Councilman Joe Stagni
2:30 p.m. Task Force Follow-Up Questions
3:00 p.m. Kenner Fire Chief John Hellmers
3:30 p.m. Council Member-At-Large Member Branigan
4:00 p.m. Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway 4
5:00 p.m. Public Comment and Recommendations
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
2:00 p.m. Start
Presentation by Kenner Streamlining Task Force
Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims files form the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC). Initial UI claims for the week ending April 9, 2011, increased to 4,201 from 3,591 for the week ending April 2, 2011. The over-the-week increase in initial claims was attributed in part to the first week of a new quarter for new and renewed UI claims. Continued UI weeks claimed for the week ending April 9, 2011, decreased to 42,678 from the previous week's total of 44,100.
New Orleans Census
Parish level data.
Total population, children, adults, population by race/ethnicity, total housing units, vacant housing units, and occupied housing units from 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010.
Total change and percent change over time.
Percent of total population in your parish that are children or adults, and percent that fall into each race/ethnicity category.
Percent of total housing units in your parish that are vacant or occupied.
Share of the metro area’s total population, adults, children, vacant units, and occupied units that are found in your parish
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Many are now opining that Jeff Landry should be gearing up to take on Dr. Charles Boustany after redistricting drew Landry's home into Boustany's district:
Yes, we're aware that Landry's home in Iberia Parish is inside of the reconstituted LA-7. But what many of the analysts are failing to recognize is that you needn't live in your Congressional District to be a qualified candidate:
Most folks probably don’t remember Ray Guy. He was a Hall of Fame punter for the Oakland Raiders in their glory years. After his All-American days at Southern Mississippi, Guy’s foot, combined with the Raiders’ tenacious defense, made scoring on Oakland a real challenge. In fact, Ray Guy never had one of his booming punts returned for a touchdown in his entire professional career. He had a penchant for pinning the opposition down far away from the end zone.
The "new: Jordan Jefferson looked like the old Jordan Jefferson in LSU's spring game. He completed just 4 of 14 passes for 102 yards with an interception and no touchdowns. Maybe it's been so long since LSU has had a good quarterback, the fans, media and Les Miles no longer know what one looks like.
Zach Mettenberger was the most talented quarterback on the field in the spring game.
The Louisiana Legislature is now finished with another special session and, once again, their work is only half done. A session dedicated to redistricting failed to produce new districts for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal. The legislators did reapportion the legislative, congressional and public service commission districts and sent the bill to Governor Jindal, who promptly signed it into law.
The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus has issued a statement concerning the Louisiana special session on redistricting which ended Wednesday. The caucus statement claims that Governor Bobby Jindal and members of the legislature "decided that partisanship and incumbent protection were more important than complying with the Voting Rights Act of 1965" and that it (the LLBC) "intends to work with the United States Department of Justice to urge them against preclearance"
The Louisiana redistricting special session of 2011 is now history.
Some of the legislators are satisfied with the work product, others are not.
Here are statements made by a few legislators across the state and Governor Bobby Jindal concerning the recent vote on the Congressional site mp and other related redistricting matters:
With the NFL Draft set for April 28-30, here are some notes regarding the New Orleans Saints draft history, first-round pick history, positional draft records and a list of draft choices from regional colleges.
Of the 76 players currently on the roster, 24 were draft picks of the club.There are seven former No. 1s, six by the Saints -- CB Patrick Robinson (2010), S Malcolm Jenkins, DT Sedrick Ellis (2008), WR Robert Meachem (2007), RB Reggie Bush (2006) and DE Will Smith (2004) -- and one by another club: LB Jonathan Vilma (NYJ, 2004).