Politics with a Punch: This Thursday

Jindal, Moret Announce Expansion Of Schumacher In Acadiana Louisiana

Thursday, 21 July 2011 13:51 Written by

LouisianaOn the heels of a major economic development news announcing a 6 billion dollar expansion of Cheniere facilities,  today Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Schumacher Group CEO Dr. William "Kip" Schumacher to announce the company will complete a major headquarters expansion over the next five years that will produce 600 new direct jobs, with average salaries of $62,500, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in the creation of another 784 new indirect jobs for a total of nearly 1,400 new jobs in the Acadiana Region over the next five years. The company also will make a $19 million capital investment, including expanded headquarters facilities and specialized training space.

NFL Owners Meeting, Reggie Bush And Peyton Manning
Thursday, 21 July 2011 10:44 Written by

Update 2:05: Reggie Bush 

ESPN is reporting that the owners will vote between 4:30 -6:30 today (CST) and it is expected at least 24 of the 32  will vote yes. 

A conference call is scheduled for the players at 9 p.m., but it's not clear if a vote will actually take place.

NFL owners and a huge media contingent were in Atlanta this morning for meetings to start at 11 a.m. 

While optimism remains in the air, there still remain some outstanding issues to solve, according to Pro Football Talk. 

From Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal; " NFL players, owners worked last night, but were not able to resolve issues standing in the way to a deal." 

NFL Owners Intends To Vote Thursday, Players Fail Wednesday
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 22:22 Written by

Ed StatonAccording to the Washington Post, NFL officials plan for owners of the league's 32 owners to vote Thursday in Atlanta on a proposed deal with locked-out players that would end the sport's shutdown.

Louisiana Dept. Of Education Updates Sexual Incidents Of Kenilworth And Abramson Schools
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 19:08 Written by


Today the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) released new information related to its investigation of

Abramson Science and Technology Charter School in New Orleans, including additional reports of alleged sexual incidents between students, including rape. Last week LDOE announced it was launching a full investigation of the charter school, which is operated by the Pelican Educational Foundation.


Blowing Whistle On Jindal-Saints Deal And State Leases
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 17:54 Written by

NFLAn increase of nearly $20 million. That’s how much taxpayer cash will be needed — at least for starters — to cover the rent hikes connected with the state’s latest deal with the Saints organization

By Jeremy Alford

It was in early 2009, months before the Saints would kick off a historic championship season. Like others in power before him, Gov. Bobby Jindal was tasked with cutting a deal that would both keep owner Tom Benson happy and the Saints in New Orleans.

Jindal Announces $60M For Louisiana Coast
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 15:27 Written by

Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced the dedication of Jindal$60 million in Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) funds that will enable several coastal protection and restoration projects in Southeast Louisiana to proceed quickly. The funds being reallocated are left over from other CIAP projects that came in under budget or that have been delayed by the Corps of Engineers.

Obama, OMB To Close 373 Data Centers By 2012
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:47 Written by

US EconomyWASHINGTON, D.C. --- Today, as part of the President’s Campaign to Cut Waste, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is announcing that, it will shut down a total of 373 data centers by the end of 2012, including 178 in 2012 alone. See map and data. Today’s announcement puts the Administration ahead of schedule in meeting the President's goal of shutting down 800 data centers by 2015, a move that is expected to save taxpayers more than $3 billion.

NFL's CBA Expected To Players; Mawae Won't Rush
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:38 Written by

NFLA virtually completed deal to end the NFL's four-month lockout is expected to be presented to player representatives on Wednesday for review and possible recommendation of approval, several people familiar with the deliberations said Tuesday night, according to the Washington Post.

Will Louisiana Democrats Field Marionneaux Against Jindal For Governor?
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:10 Written by

Marrionneaux-JindalWill Louisiana Democrats Field Marionneaux Against Jindal For Governor?

NFL Settlement In Legal Stage; Saints' Brees Leveraging Status For Tag Exemption
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 22:56 Written by

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports attorneys worked late Tuesday with the goal of preparing a settlement agreement to be reviewed by the players by Wednesday.night. Reports on Tuesday that Drew Brees was trying to leverage his status as a named plaintiff in the Brady antitrust action into a lifetime exemption from the franchise tag, which would make the Saints quarterback an unrestricted free agent in 2012, Brees Twittered, "I want no special perks, past, present and future." So far, so good, according to Rotoworld.


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