UNO-SUNO Merger Needs More Support To Pass Louisiana Legislature

Wednesday, 11 May 2011 12:56 Written by

The House version of the bill to merge Southern University New Orleans and the University of New Orleans, HB 537by Speaker Jim Tucker, is over its first two hurdles and they portend a razor-close vote in the House. But even that may not be enough for it to succeed.

Interview With Pinsonat: Louisiana Voters Blasé Over Jindal, Legislature
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 11:05 Written by

Bernie Pinsonat Two weeks ago, Southern Media Opinion Research (SMOR) released its new poll which focused upon the mood of Louisiana voters as the legislature is in session, and as Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and state elected officials face a new election this fall.

Bayoubuzz recently interviewed Bernie Pinsonat of SMOR regarding his findings in the poll and the implications of the results in looking towards the future.

US Biggest Problem Is Insurance For Housing
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 14:10 Written by


The American economy remains in a lot of trouble.  Despite the high gains on the stock market, the unemployment rate is stuck at 9% and those much ballyhooed new job numbers represent low wage service sector positions.  Of the 244,000 new jobs created… 62,000 were at McDonalds.

LFT Urges Jindal To Seek Classroom Leadership Experience When Replacing Pastornek
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 14:03 Written by


The Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan has issued this statement regarding the upcoming announcement by Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek that he will leave the Department.

“The Louisiana Federation of Teachers wishes Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek well as he returns to the private sector. As the search begins for a new superintendent, we call upon Gov. Bobby Jindal to use carefully this opportunity for a fresh start.

Louisiana Jindal Again Requests National Guard, Funding
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 13:49 Written by


Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has emailed a letter to Paul N. Stockton, the Assistant Secretary of Defense urging a reconsideration of a denial this week to mobilize the National Guard and the federal funding of that mobilization in relationship to the record water levels in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers. 

Jindal wrote, “The federal nexus is strong in this instance. Therefore, I ask you to reconsider your initial denial of my request for Title 32 funding for the Louisiana National Guard in responding to this emergency. Thank you for your reconsideration of this request.”

New Orleans Reggie Bush Faces Backlash For NFL Lockout Comments
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 13:18 Written by


Reggie Bush is facing the NFL lockout with a smile and a tweet.

According to PFT.com, Bush posted messages on his  Facebook and Twitter accounts on Monday saying that he's thankful for the time off  the lockout has given him, as opposed to having to endure the hard work of organized team activities and mini camps.

Louisiana Gov. Jindal: Floods Are Expected
Monday, 09 May 2011 15:21 Written by

 Governor Jindal today held a UCG meeting with state agency heads and federal officials including the Corps of Engineers, the National Weather Service and the US Coast Guard to prepare for the rising Miss. River levels and the Corps’ potential decision to open the Morganza Spillway .

Louisiana, New Orleans Should Put Red Light On Traffic Cameras
Monday, 09 May 2011 14:56 Written by

Jeff CrouereEver since red light cameras were introduced to the State of Louisiana, scandals and corruption have followed. The cameras are advertised as a public safety measure, but it seems the real reason is to make lots of money for everyone involved. 


Louisiana Rumor Mill: Blanco, Morial Versus Jindal?
Monday, 09 May 2011 11:45 Written by

For Louisiana Democrats, file this under plan "X," as in "ex-," as in former. You see, with the paucity of candidates stepping forward to challenge Bobby Jindal, it's time to throw up the bat-symbol and see what kind of heroes respond.

Louisiana Legislative Agenda For May 9, 2011
Sunday, 08 May 2011 23:50 Written by


What is on the Louisiana  legislative agenda for May 9, 2011?


Here is the meetings schedule tentative Louisiana Senate Daily Digest and the Louisiana House Order of the Day: