Obama Rail Won't Fly In Florida As High-Speed Refusal Continues

Friday, 11 March 2011 17:52 Written by

Florida is the next state which will not receive federal money for high-speed rail.  The question is, who will?

One of President Obama's infrastructure programs is to deploy high-speed rail in various spots throughout the country, however, certain governors are rejected the opportunity because of what they say is the cost involved.

Rep. Chandler Is Last To Jump To Louisiana GOP
Friday, 11 March 2011 16:36 Written by

Louisiana Republican Party has just added another name to their already existing majority in the House of Representatives.

State Rep. Billy Chandler today issued the following statement concerning his decision to  join the Republican Party.

Louisiana Business: Nungesser, Swamp Stomp, Idea Village, Unemployment Claims
Friday, 11 March 2011 14:12 Written by

Nungesser and Louisiana Restuarant Association

The Louisiana Restaurant Association’s Greater New Orleans Chapter recently awarded Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser with its Distinguished Service Award.  President Steve Woodruff presented Nungesser with the honor “in recognition for your support and dedication to the association and to the service industry.”

Moret, Louisiana Economic Development Announces CiCI Awards
Friday, 11 March 2011 14:00 Written by

Louisiana Economic Development And Secretary Stephen Moretannounced more award for the record. 

Recently, Trade & Industry Development magazine announced its sixth annual Corporate Investment and Community Impact, or CiCi, Awards in which three of Louisiana's business development projects from 2010 received awards. Louisiana and North Carolina tied for the most project awards in the South, with three each.

Making Louisiana Relevant In US Presidential Primaries Elections
Friday, 11 March 2011 13:50 Written by

The concept behind the original Super Tuesday was to give southern moderate Democratic candidates a cluster of simultaneous primary victories and large delegate haul as a counter-balance to the disproportionately influential Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.


Tennessee US Senator Al Gore was supposed to be the beneficiary of a day when 12 southern states voted in 1988.

King Rex Hershel Abbott Inspires New Orleans
Friday, 11 March 2011 13:34 Written by

There have been many Mardi Gras Day toasts from Rex, the King of Carnival, in the 139 years that His Majesty has reigned, but none more relevant, and potentially important for the long-term restoration of this City than His prediction on March 8, 2011.

US Government Regulations Pull Louisiana Economy, Budget Down
Friday, 11 March 2011 13:12 Written by

In a few short weeks, the Louisiana Legislature will begin to grapple with confecting a very difficult budget. The easiest way to take the pain out of tough budget decisions is to grow the revenues needed to keep state finances on a positive growth trend. There are four key factors that can go a long way toward ensuring future economic growth for Louisiana.

Gov. Jindal Kicks Louisiana Budget Can Down Road
Friday, 11 March 2011 12:50 Written by

Jeff CrouereGovernor Bobby Jindal unveiled an outline of his budget yesterday. It does not reflect radical surgery to our huge state government. Instead of real cuts in state payroll, Jindal calls for fewer than 2,000 state positions to be eliminated. In fact, the number of current state employees who will lose their jobs is quite small for most of the reductions will be focused on positions that are vacant through attrition, so genuine layoffs will not be necessary.

New Orleans Saints Brees Tweets Apology For NFL Lockout
Friday, 11 March 2011 12:45 Written by

Saints quarterback Drew Brees put out a message on Twitter on Friday, apologizing in advance of the approaching lockout.

"I am very sorry that you as fans have to endure this," wrote Brees. "Football is more than just a game for all of us. We will keep fighting...always."

New Orleans Saints: NFL Lockout, Heath Evans, Starcaps And Will Smith, Tiki Barber
Friday, 11 March 2011 12:35 Written by

Ed StatonUnder a new collective bargaining agreement, the Saints could lose some of these free agents: Darren Sharper, Roman Harper, Scott Shanle, Clint Ingram, Jermon Bushrod, Remi Ayodele and Jonathan Goodwin. The Saints assigned a whole bunch of free agent tenders, but they could be meaningless under a new CBA,

Saints fullback Heath Evans expects the lockout to last until July or August.


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