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.
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.
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 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.”
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.
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 .
Ever 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.
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.