It was no surprise that new Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the Department of Justice will launch a civil rights investigation of the Baltimore Police Department. This is the second investigation that has been authorized in the wake of the riots that broke out after the death of Freddie Gray. The other investigation is looking into potential violations of Gray's civil rights.
Think *Steve Case* founder of AOL . Think Walter Issacson, New Orleans-born author of biography of Steve Jobs and head of the prestigious Aspen group. Think Irvin Mayfield, famed New Orleans trumpeter and businessman.
With the House of Representatives approving over $670 million in revenues which includes taxes today in a major session at the capitol, the State's University leaders have indicated its approval with the statement below.
The Louisiana House Republicans and the Louisiana Democratic Party’s executive director (speaking for the party), do not see eye-to-eye as to what occurred today in Baton Rouge in cobbling together a budget.
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Today, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s communications (press) office issued the below press release promoting the fact that Louisiana has another economic development medal it can pin on its chest. Great news indeed.
If you have been receiving political email in your inbox, asking you to write a letter to the legislature, contribute to a candidacy, attend a fundraiser, watch a film clip and so on, you are not alone.
Today is a big day for Louisiana’s future.
The Louisiana House of Representatives will likely be voting upon the future of film tax credits and tobacco taxes and other legislative instruments to generate revenues for its $1.6B budget hole.
There is a disturbing article in this month’s Atlantic Magazine by a prominent physician at the University of Pennsylvania. Ezekiel J. Emanuel is an oncologist, a bioethicist, and a vice provost of the University, and is the author or editor of 10 books, includingReinventing American Health Care. So he is a bright guy who knows a lot about health. His premise is that no one, in this day and age, should aspire to live longer than 75 years of age.
Higher Education in Louisiana is in crisis. Over the past seven years Governor Jindal and members of the state legislature have cut spending critically. It is difficult to find accurate numbers, because statisticians have a tendency to make the numbers work out the way they want. As the old saying goes: “There are lies, damn lies, and then statistics.” The governor is telling his national audience that he has actually increased spending…imagine that…at a time when nearly $700 million has been cut, with more to come!