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Rainwater Announces Morgan Keegan To Evaluate Louisiana OGB Privatization

Saturday, 16 July 2011 12:53 Written by

BATON ROUGE – On Friday, Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater announced that Morgan Keegan has been selected through a competitive RFP process to provide financial advisory services to evaluate the Office of Group Benefits and recommend a course of action for administering the office in the best interest of both plan members and the taxpayers.

 

Jindal Selects Fenstermaker To Louisiana Board Of Regents
Saturday, 16 July 2011 10:21 Written by

Bobby JindalOn Friday, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of William “Bill” Fenstermaker to the Board of Regents. 

The Board of Regents is a state agency which coordinates all public higher education in Louisiana. 

New Orleans Saints; NFL, NFLPA Statement, McAllister, Reggie Bush
Saturday, 16 July 2011 09:51 Written by

NFL lockoutThe NFL and the NFLPA broke on Friday, and it appears they're inching closer to a deal.

The two sides released a joint statement of Friday.

"The discussions this week have been constructive and progress has been made on a wide range of issues. Our legal and financial teams will continue to work throughout this weekend.

Fly The Unfriendly Skys Of TSA
Friday, 15 July 2011 16:50 Written by

TSAIt is happening every day at our airports. Young children and our elderly are being accosted by TSA “agents” at security checkpoints. When was the last time a 95 year old wheelchair bound man or a child in diapers bombed a plane?

Our current airport security policy is literally insane. There are real threats to the flying public in the United States. The threat is coming from young, radical Muslim men who have a hatred for our way of life and want to kill innocent Americans. Granny and young Johnny did not plan and execute the 9/11 attacks. Instead our country was attacked by young Muslim men from countries in the Middle East.

JIndal Makes Appointments To Major Louisiana Boards, Commissions
Thursday, 14 July 2011 16:59 Written by

JindalToday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal made reappointments to the Community and Technical Colleges Board of Supervisors, appointments to the Southern University, the Louisiana Racing Commission and and an appointment to the Louisiana State Board of Optometry Examiners.

Below are the following reappointments and appointments:

New Orleans Mayor Landrieu Partners With Obama In Forum
Thursday, 14 July 2011 13:20 Written by

LandrieuMayor Mitch Landrieu, in partnership with the White House Business Council, the White House Office of Public Engagement and the Domestic Policy Council, will host an Urban Entrepreneurship Forum on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Xavier University in New Orleans to focus on providing tools to support job growth and foster economic success for local entrepreneurs.

Louisiana Government Employee Retirement Systems Needs Reforms
Thursday, 14 July 2011 12:14 Written by
Louisiana CapitolAs if $18.2 billion in unfunded accrued liabilities isn’t bad enough, with a history of bad investment decisions, yet another problem may loom for Louisiana’s retirement funds. If so, at least the silver lining to it may be, finally, recognition that fundamental change must come to how state and local governments handle their investments for retirees.
Jindal’s OGB Privatization Push Deserves Investigation
Thursday, 14 July 2011 11:57 Written by

BATON ROUGE (CNS)—Most of what has been written here in recent months about the proposed privatization of the Louisiana Office of Group Benefits (OGB) has been in the nature of political discourse laced with emotional banter.

Louisiana Democrats Could Use Edwin Edwards Now
Thursday, 14 July 2011 11:29 Written by

Edwin EdwardsThe former Governor is on top of the world today. Looking fit and trim at the spry age of 83, Edwards is getting ready for a statewide book signing tour. He has so many upcoming events on his schedule that he canceled a RV sight seeing tour.

It is almost like Edwards is ready to start campaigning, but according to the Louisiana Constitution he cannot run for office again until 15 years after his sentence is complete. That is too bad for the Louisiana Democratic Party, which could surely use a younger version of Edwin Edwards right now.

New Orleans To Receive 4.2M Grant From Bloomberg Mayors Project
Thursday, 14 July 2011 10:50 Written by

New OrleansToday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the City of New Orleans is one of five cities selected to receive a three-year, $4.2 million Innovation Delivery Team grant as part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Project, a new program aimed at increasing innovation capacity within municipal government and disseminating effective programs and policies across cities. The Innovation Delivery Team will help the City effectively design and implement solutions to pressing challenges including high murder rates and a need to improve customer service across City Hall departments. The team, which will be comprised of high-performing staff, will generate innovative solutions, develop implementation plans and manage progress towards defined targets. Other cities selected for the program are Atlanta, Chicago, Louisville, and Memphis.

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