Bayoubuzz Note: It is our great pleasure to announce that Lawrence Chehardy, the long-time Assessor of Jefferson Parish who has retired from public life will be contributing to Bayoubuzz.com as a columnist.
For many years, Chehardy has been a dominant force in Jefferson Parish business and politics.
Summary: Governor Bobby Jindal goes to the Washington Mardi Gras while the Presidential candidates woo straw voters at the CPAC conference. The Louisiana State budget has just come front and center along with the redistricting issues. Legislative session coming soon...
Blueprint Louisiana today released a list of policy recommendations focused on Louisiana's budget challenges for the upcoming fiscal year.
Building on Blueprint's commitment to state government reform, the organization prepared a list of research-driven recommendations that deliver substantive budget solutions for Fiscal Year 2012 and provide real reforms to address long-standing issues facing Louisiana. The list of 14 recommendations provides an estimated $972 million to $1.64 billion in potential savings and new revenues for the upcoming budget cycle.
Imagine a fundraising gala with almost-naked women holding up a wall, a popular stripper showing her class (and other parts of her body) a gyrating pole dancer and attendees dancing in a frenzy to the likes of oldies but goodies.
Well, this Saturday night, the CAC held its SweetArts Gala--but it was not on Bourbon St. but on Camp Street at the magnificent and cavernous Contemporary Arts Center.
Lindsay Lohan once again was facing a judge on Wednesday.
But, this time, the man in the black robe, Judge Keith Schwartz, has the power to zap Lindsay Lohan right in the slammer for a long time.
Lindsay Lohan is hot. Newswise, that is.
Some feel she is making more noise on twitter than the Egypt revolution due to her necklace incident that now appears to be a real albatross around her neck.
Louisiana’s effort to significantly enhance the use of electronic health records took a major step forward today with final approval of the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum’s Strategic and Operational Plan to develop a statewide health information network. The plans were approved by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology in Washington, D.C. The approval allows the state to access remaining grant funds to build the network, known as the Louisiana Health Information Exchange (LaHIE).
Thre is always something to do in New Orleans. Actually, there are ds of events and things to do--especially on weekends. So, here is the latest from LaFete.News and Frank Stansbury.
The battle lines were firmly drawn on February 9 in the war between Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the EPA’s plans to regulate greenhouse gases, in particular, carbon dioxide. If the regulations come to fruition, it will cost consumers billions of dollars in increased energy costs and the economic ramifications could greatly increase unemployment.
In her appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson threw down the gauntlet to Congress. Jackson stated in her testimony: “Based on the best peer-reviewed science, EPA found in 2009 that manmade greenhouse gas emissions do threaten the health of the American people.” Jackson and the Obama administration want to save us from these “threats.” What are these dangers? Carcinogens? Huge blankets of carbon dioxide clouds that will kill us by depriving us of oxygen? No, the “threats” have to do with impacts from “global warming.”
Redistricting and gerrymandering are once again the focus of high-stakes politics in Louisiana, and across the country. This is the once-a-decade process during which political incumbents selectively redraw the boundaries of their districts to include mostly people who will vote for them. This is also why Congress is so polarized. Democratic incumbents redraw districts to include as many liberals as possible and Republicans do the same with conservatives. The moderate middle, which is most of us purple people, get divvied between the two extremes and do not have much say in who gets elected.