Congratulations to Texas Governor Rick Perry for standing firm and not issuing a pardon for Mexican national Humberto Leal, a cold blooded killer. This criminal was executed yesterday despite appeals from the Obama administration, the United Nations and the country of Mexico. The President was seeking a reprieve for Leal by citing a UN treaty which mandates that foreigners who are arrested in another country have a right to contact their consulates.
How important is the Historical Rehabilitation Tax Credit signed by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Thursday at the famous and soon to be totally renovated Saengar theater?
According to Praveen Kailas, new construction projects downtown and in the French Quarter would “never have a chance to take off without the historic tax credit”.
It wasn’t a great start to a Friday. The latest employment numbers came out on July 8, and they certainly didn’t paint a pretty picture. According to the Labor Department, nonfarm jobs rose by only 18,000 in June, woefully short of the 90,000 economists had predicted. To make matters worse, the May jobs increase was revised downward to a paltry 25,000. The disappointing numbers bumped the official unemployment rate up to 9.2 percent from 9.1 percent in May. To put these numbers into perspective, it takes between 125,000 to 150,000 new jobs created every month just to keep up with the increase in population feeding job applicants into the workforce pool.
On the wake of a new report that the U.S. economy added only 18,000 jobs in June, much worse than expected and that jobless rate up to 9.2%, President Barack Obama made the following statement this morning in the Rose Garden:
BATON ROUGE (CNS)—George Orwell, writing in Chapter 10 of his literary classic Animal Farm, said, “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”
Labor dispute should be over by Monday or Tuesday. There's a lot of legal work to be done for the final details involving billions of dollars.
NFL can't afford to miss any games and play will go on as usual this season.
NFL fears antitrust law suits. Hale Boggs and Russell Long threatened the league with antitrust legislation to get New Orleans an NFL franchise.
The Saints receivers as a group are the best in the NFL.
And the Saints have only four prominent wide receivers. However, when you consider that the team had three pass-catching tight ends -- Jeremy Shockey, David Thomas and Jimmy Graham -- and four running backs -- Reggie Bush, Pierre Thomas, Ladell Betts and Julius Jones -- with at least 10 receptions it makes a lot of sense.
Governor Bobby Jindal, on Thursday, signed into law HB 348 by Rep. Leger – a Governor’s Package Bill – that extends and improves the residential historic rehabilitation tax credit, and SB 63 by Sen. Murray – the duplicate of Governor’s Package Bill HB 349 – which extends the commercial historic rehabilitation tax credit. The Governor was joined by state and local officials to sign the two bills in
Despite recent developments on Thursday that federal financing might not be available for the University Medical Center in New Orleans which is under construction, Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Democratic New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu insist that nothing has changed and the recent events do not slow down the construction process.