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The Donald Trump of Louisiana business and politics

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 13:14

trump-campaignWhen he first entered the presidential race in June, billionaire Donald Trump was considered a long shot. While some so-called experts claimed that he was running as a publicity stunt, others said he would never release his financial information. Well, he filed his financial disclosure documents and has shown that he is serious about the race.

Will former The Advocate publisher, John Georges, run for Louisiana governor?
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 12:32

georges2What will Georges do?

There has been some recent speculation that John Georges, might run for Louisiana Governor.  The Baton Rouge Advocate reported that he has turned over the Publisher reigns to Dan Shea.  There have been some other political talk.

Treasurer Kennedy:Tax increases should need two thirds vote
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 11:22

kennedy-officeThe Legislature just raised taxes by $400 million with a simple majority vote. The business community has filed a lawsuit contending that a two-thirds' vote was required. If the business community loses, we should amend Louisiana's constitution to make the two-thirds' vote requirement clear. Here's why.

Jindal puts on debate game face with Planned Parenthood, Sanctuary City remarks
Monday, 03 August 2015 14:36 Written by

jindal-inaugJindal puts on debate game face with Planned Parenthood, Sanctuary City remarks

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is putting on his campaign game face.

Inevitable changing a'coming in Louisiana government, all over
Monday, 03 August 2015 14:01

louisiana-legislatureby Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of LABI

It's almost time to turn the page.

There are times throughout every year where we just have to move on to a different phase. While it can be tempting at times to assume that change will never happen – as the saying goes – we know it is, in fact, inevitable. The end of summer and the promise of fall bring a unique collection of challenges and opportunities. 

Louisiana Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State campaigns money races
Monday, 03 August 2015 13:12 Written by

by Lou Gehrig Burnettangelle

Money in the governor’s race
    They say money can’t buy happiness, but perhaps it can buy an office on the 4th Floor of the state capitol – in other words, the governor’s office.
    Campaign finance reports are in with the amount spent and the amount on hand of the four major candidates in the governor’s race.  Here are the reports, which includes activity through July 16:


Stephone Anthony can make his mark with New Orleans Saints
Monday, 03 August 2015 12:30 Written by

 saints-linebackerby Jim W. Miller

To my thinking, there is one player in Saints camp who is in the best position to make a major difference in the team’s fortunes this season. The player is rookie first round pick Stephone Anthony of Clemson. Don’t misunderstand what I am saying. I didn’t say the position was the most important on the team. That obviously is the quarterback position, which was adequately filled last season and, presumably, will again this year by perennial Pro Bowler Drew Brees. I am saying that the inside linebacker position is the position that has the biggest need for an upgrade, and Anthony just might be the man to do it. 

New Orleans ranked 45th in Best Large City To Live In says WalletHub
Monday, 03 August 2015 11:30 Written by

new-orleans-tourismAccording to the personal-finance website, while at the, new Orleans is the 45th best city to live in. This ranking includes 62 cities, thus, New Orleans is ranked on the lower tier.


Jindal's debate chances grow shorter with Wall Street-NBC poll
Sunday, 02 August 2015 17:13

TWall Street-NBC Pollhe days are growing shorter for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s chances to be on the Fox News debate stage in Cleveland Thursday night along with the first tier of Republican candidates. The Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll today shows that the governor is sitting at 1% while Donald Trump leads with 19%.


Here's contributors to Jindal presidential campaign and his Super PAC, Believe Again
Saturday, 01 August 2015 10:24 Written by

cash-floatGovernor Bobby Jindal's Presidential Louisiana-based campaign contributors looks like the who's who off business and Republican Party politics. 


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