by Lou Gherig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Religious leaders confront Johnson
Republican state Rep. Mike Johnson of Bossier City is touting his controversial bill, called the Marriage and Conscience Act, as a vehicle for “religious freedom.”
Today America is in a very dangerous place. It is led by a racially divisive President who thrives on discord and grievance. The control of his Justice Department has just transferred from one radical to another. The President’s response to racially charged incidents, such as the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in Cambridge, Massachusetts or the Trayvon Martin tragedy, indicates he is a man who is a community organizer at heart who sides with protesters and not police.
Without saying Jindal or using the word "governor", it is clear that the House leadership is ready to move separate from Governor Bobby Jindal, who many believe has been AWOL from service over the past years.
Today, Lafayette General Health (“LGH”) and Ochsner Health System (“Ochsner”) celebrated the formation of a long-term, strategic partnership focused on increasing local access to care, improving quality and reducing the cost of healthcare for patients across southwest Louisiana. Together, as part of the Ochsner Health Network, the two organizations will build upon their unique strengths and effectively collaborate as partners to improve the health of the Louisiana communities they both serve today and to meet the needs of new communities across the state.
As the regular session of the Louisiana Legislature continues, it seems more and more likely that worlds will collide concerning resolution of the fiscal year 2016 budget.
by Stephen Waguespack, President, CEO of GNO Inc.
A good reputation is hard to earn, but often easy to lose. A bad reputation is the exact opposite.
Over time, Louisiana has earned a national reputation as a state with a poor legal climate. Sensible and fair-minded people may disagree as to whether or not that reputation is just, but regardless of your opinion on that question, there is no doubt how the nation sees us.
If you think somehow the keystone cops are calling the shots with some investors of LSU bonds, you just might be correct.
Despite Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s statements to the national media that life in Louisiana due to his stewardship has never been better, it’s far from.