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PAR slams Jindal lack of transparency, says needs open government champion

Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:12

PARPAR, the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, a government watchdog organizarantion, has issued a policy paper criticizing the Jindal for its lack of transparency in public records and has urged that the next governor of Louisiana assert policies and practices for greater transparency.

LSU bankruptcy draft: Shipwreck or hysteria?
Thursday, 23 April 2015 09:47

shipsinkAccording to Robert Mann, who posted below in his blog today "Unless Gov. Bobby Jindal and legislators come up with a budget solution very soon, you can cancel just about every ongoing faculty search at LSU and watch as the exodus of faculty accelerates".

It's Jindal's time and things go better with Koch
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 15:39 Written by

kochsIt's time for action.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal might want to either double down on leaving Louisiana in better shape that it currently finds itself or somehow, he might want work the Jindal-spin to make himself more of a presidential contender than he really is--if the latest news out of Kochville USA means anything.

Gays making political strides with Jindal's Religious Freedom bill
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 15:14 Written by

school-gayLouisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Republican state Rep. Mike Johnson of Bossier are feeling the heat over the religious freedom bill introduced in the current session of the Legislature by the freshman representative.

Louisiana, Surprise! We're holding an election this Saturday
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 13:39 Written by

surprisePlease keep this quiet; a secret election is set for Saturday May 2 in 28 Louisiana parishes. Politicians set the election on a day in which turnout will be minimal. In New Orleans, a tripling of the library millage is on the ballot during the second weekend of the Jazz Fest, at a time guaranteed to produce a very low turnout. Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler predicted a turnout in “the teens” on May 2. Of course, this is pitiful and goes against our beliefs in encouraging robust voter participation. It seems the last thing Louisiana politicians want is a strong voter turnout.

Numbers: Louisiana legislators's focus is raising revenues not cutting expenses
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 10:38 Written by

labiby Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of LABI

If the old saying is true that the numbers don’t lie, then the story of this year’s legislative session is quantifiably easy to tell. The 144 members of the Louisiana Legislature face a $1.6 billion governmental operating deficit this session. The governor enters his eighth and final year, which means Louisiana will have a new leader in 2016.

Leger's pro-gay rights, anti-religious freedom oped misses points
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 09:45 Written by

legerThe confusion and arrogance expressed in state Rep. Walt Leger’s recent opinion piece in the New Orleans Times-Picayune against HB 707, which would prohibit state government coercion against service deliverers who make decisions to engage in commerce on the basis of their views about marriage, illustrate the bill’s necessity.

PAC supporting Vitter raises $4.6M; DiGrado, The Political Firm, Licardi join firm
Monday, 20 April 2015 11:44

vitter-gator Not that Louisiana Governor David Vitter seems to need much help this election campaign as he leads his competition in both the polls and in the race for money.  However, a PAC that has been created to support David Vitter has just announced that in the first quarter of 2015, it has raised more than $680,000 and thus far, has raised over $4.6M.

JIndal, Sen. Guillory, Louisiana can take on Iran with divestitures
Monday, 20 April 2015 11:05 Written by

Louisiana-house-repsIf Gov. Bobby Jindal wishes to continue to put himself on a path to a run for the White House in 2016 and to promote good state policy simultaneously, there’s something he can get behind in the area of foreign policy during the Louisiana Legislature’s current regular session that’s good for both the state and country.

JIndal, Plaquemines Fisherman, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse mark BP oil spill anniversary
Monday, 20 April 2015 10:49

bp-pelicanFive years since the human, psychological, health, environmental and legal horrors arising from the BP oil spill incident that occurred April 20, 2010.

Various individuals and organizations have made statements commemorating the five year anniversary.

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