A Jefferson Parish-based pitch competition, held during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), will highlight five innovative startup companies with ties to Jefferson. Please visit our JEDCO Challenge Information Center at www.jedco.org/jedco-entrepreneur-challenge/ to learn about the five companies chosen to participate.
With the French Quarter Festival scheduled less than a month from now, organizers, vendors, artists, and volunteers are preparing for a surge of excited visitors. French Quarter Fest is the largest free music festival in the U.S. Last year, it hosted more than 560,000 visitors. The 31st fest is taking place from April 10 to April 13, 2014.
Since his comeback announcement on Monday, Edwin Edwards has received a lot of local and national media attention. As the election campaign of the former four-term Louisiana governor and convicted felon proceed, this attention will undoubtedly increase since Edwards is both controversial and popular and known for his frisky statements. Bayoubuzz will be covering the Edwards campaign in multiple channels:
It shouldn’t have surprised anyone paying attention to Louisiana politics. Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards made it official this week. He will be a candidate for the U.S. Congress in the coming fall election. The political prognosticators say the congressional district has been gerrymandered by the Louisiana legislature to favor a republican candidate. Edwards feels otherwise.
The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana has evaluated the personal use of Campaign funds, an issue that has received significant media exposure lately despite the changes made by Governor Jindal and the legislature in 2008. Here is PAR’s evaluation:
Since the news of Edwin Edwards’s decision to run for Congress broke on Monday, the former Governor and convicted felon has been a hot topic in Louisiana. However, journalists and bloggers nationwide have picked up the news, too:
Prisoner #03128-095 has announced he's back in action, and state Democrats cling to the dubious hope that the tradeoff of forfeiting the Sixth Congressional District to the GOP in the service of redemption and ego-boosting can pay off with a statewide win.
On Saturday, only 25% of eligible voters in New Orleans participated in the runoff election.
Despite the low turnout, those who did vote sent a loud and clear message: it is time for a change.
Yesterday, former four-term Louisiana governor and convicted felon Edwin Edwards announced that he is running for Congress. Today, Bayoubuzz publisher Stephen Sabludowsky joined Jeff Crouere, Ringside Politics host; Jim Brown, Louisiana legislator, friend of Edwards and author of his biography; and Tyler Bridges, The Lens writer and author of Bad Bet on the Bayou: The Rise of Gambling in Louisiana and the Fall of Governor Edwin Edwards in a live webcast to discuss the implications of the announcement. As Sabludowsky pointed out at the beginning of the talk, it is important to both Louisiana and the nation.
In his 1983 gubernatorial campaign, Edwin Edwards once remarked that the only way that he could lose to the Republican incumbent, Dave Treen, was if he were caught in bed with “a dead girl or a live boy.” Thirty-one years later, that analogy aptly describes his chances of actually winning the 6th Congressional District race this fall.