Paul Dietzel, Garret Graves and the 6th District
The results of a 6th Congressional District Poll, conducted by JMC Analytics and Polling, shows Edwin Edwards leading the race with 27% of the votes in a primary. Paul Dietzel follows with 12% and Dan Claitor with 7%. 43% was undecided.
Louisiana business and organization shorts news today:
NOTMC Partners with Disney ABC, Delta Leadership Institute Accepts Applications, LABI Backs Export-Import Bank Reauthorization, National Pralines Day, Emerging Philanthropists Accepts Proposals, Entergy General Counsel Honorary Chair of Justice for All Ball and Explore WWII Museum's Digital Collections
If the New Orleans Times-Picayune can, so far, on 13 occasions in 15 months stump for expanding Medicaid that would cost taxpayers more money for worse outcomes for anybody put into that program, then this space can continue to point out the stupidity of corporate welfare for the film/television industry.
If political endorsements mean anything in the upcoming 6th Congressional District race, Garret Graves has picked up a lot of "meanings.
Republican, Graves, former Jindal official, who has been doing quite well in the fundraising-arena, is looking forward to a major fundraising event, however, this one, with the help of some heavy campaign artillery.
It is apparent that Bobby Jindal needs to focus more on his main job. Over the next few months, the demands will increase exponentially. Therefore it is necessary for Jindal to give up his sideline position as it may interfere with his goals and ambitions which are all connected to his high profile all encompassing obsession.
Today, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law legislation dealing with the powers of the Department of Education, students’ privacies, government efficiencies and the extraction of gambling winnings to provide child support.
Here are the press statements from Jindal’s office relative to these new laws.
How important is seniority and clout in the U.S. Congress?
That issue is being tested during this 2014 election season in various states and particularly within the Republican Party as the Tea Party candidates are taking on the mainstream incumbents.
In April, shipbuilder Boysie Bollinger announced in an advertisement that he supports Sen. Mary Landrieu. Today, Landrieu announced that $318 million for six Fast Response Cutters (FRC) has been included in a bill that funds the Department of Homeland Security for FY15. The six ships are to be built by Bollinger Shipyards. In a press release, Landrieu said: "We must replace the Coast Guard's aging fleet for it to keep carrying out its vital role in protecting our nation. Today's funding will provide the Coast Guard with these exceptional boats, allow the Coast Guard to carry out critical lifesaving, law enforcement, and homeland security missions and support 3,000 jobs in Southeast Louisiana."
Written by Stephen Waguespack, President of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
Do you remember where you were on the morning of Dec. 19, 1998?