Moret: Louisiana Appropriations Committee Threatens 25,000 Jobs

Tuesday, 17 May 2011 15:48 Written by

The Jindal administration, through the Secretary of the Louisiana Economic Development, Stephen Moret has stated that the action by the House Approrpriations Committee today in amending HB1 to eliminate $81.8 million could threaten  more than 10 high potential mega-projects that LED is actively pursuing and for which site location decisions are anticipated in the next two to four months.

Moret has also stated that the action has already hurt the state regarding the perception of its lack of committment to certain projects.


New Orleans Events: NOBA Ball, Boogaloo, Sippin In Searsuckers
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 14:38 Written by


Darling friends,

This past week was one of those that I wished would never end. The weather was glorious. I was going to not one, but two or three elegant soirees that culminated with the exquisite Corella Ballet Castilla y Leon, followed by a stop at the Bombay Club to see my darling friend vocalist Lillian Boutte.

I felt like if I died I would have gone to heaven with a big smile in my face since The Historic New Orleans Collection and the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) presented two programs highlighting the city’s Spanish heritage during the month of May. The HNOC opened its fabulous "The Threads Of Memory (El Hilo de la Memoria): Spain and the United States” and Spain's only classical ballet company, Corella Ballet Castilla y León, took to the stage for one night only on May 14, at 8 p.m. at the Mahalia Jackson Theater.

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New Orleans Saints QB, Coach Brees Discouraged But Hopeful
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 13:46 Written by


New Orleans Saints quarterback  and workouts leader Drew Brees said on Monday he was discouraged by a decision by the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of  Appeals that kept the NFL lockout in effect.

In a 2-1 decision, the appellate court said it believes the NFL has proven it "likely will suffer some degree of irreparable harm without a stay." The court also cast doubt on the conclusions of U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson, who ruled April 25 that the lockout should be lifted to save the players from irreversible damage. The 8th Circuit panel put the decision on hold four days later.


Louisiana Business, JP Canal Designs, Receivables Exchange, Hurricane Season, Albright
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 12:25 Written by


Jefferson Parish Canal Design Competition Winners

The East Jefferson Business Association (EJBA), Jefferson Community Foundation (JCF), Regional Planning Commission (RPC), Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) and the Louisiana Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects (LCASLA) teamed up to manage and fund the competition.

Ending Louisiana Personal, Corporate Income Tax Is Good Government
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 11:57 Written by


While some can’t move beyond simplistic bromides concerning the issue, whether to eliminate over time personal and corporate income taxes in Louisiana deserves a serious, analytical response – conclusions showing that given other changes the former is a reasonable goal in the near future, and the latter can be realized in the present.
GOP, Jindal Crushes Louisiana’s Health With Tobacco No Tax Vote
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 11:32

Give the Louisiana GOP, Roger Villere, Governor Bobby Jindal and former Congressman Bob Livingston credit for killing the cigarette tax this session.

Huckabee Trumped By Presidential Campaign Exit, But Holds Card
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:29 Written by


The big news in the grand scheme of things isn’t that The Donald has renounced a bid for the White House. 

Though Donald Trump had scored well in early polls, much of that support was comparable to Rudy Giuliani’s “front runner” numbers going in 2008- a mile wide and an inch deep. 

Louisiana: Mississippi River Has Tried To Wash Us Away
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 08:49 Written by


Today, Louisiana faces the threat of major flooding from the Mississippi River much as was experienced during the Great1927 flood.  In fact, according to measurements in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the river is actually 1.3 feet higher than the record 1927 flood.  This makes for an unprecedented event.


Louisiana Redistricting Plan Gets Negative National Attention
Monday, 16 May 2011 17:50 Written by

   The redistricting plan adopted by the Legislature  for its state House districts has gained national attention – and not in a good way.
A broad coalition is urging the U.S. Justice Department to reject the plan, calling it discriminatory.
    The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund (LDF), the National Urban League, the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, and the NAACP State Conference of Louisiana issued a joint letter urging the U.S. Attorney General to reject the redistricting plan for the Louisiana House of Representatives.


Louisiana Gov. Jindal: Eleven Morganza Spillway Bays Open
Monday, 16 May 2011 14:58 Written by

BATON ROUGE – Today,Governor Jindal held a Unified Command Group meeting with state and federal officials on the impacts of the rising Miss. River. Following the meeting, the Governor held a press conference to give an update on state efforts to combat river flooding, including the sinking of a barge in St. Mary Parish, which the Governor will visit today, aimed at preventing backwater flooding.

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