Two legislative committees charged with oversight of the Office of Group Benefits (OGB) are expected to demand that OGB roll back dramatic increases in health care co-payments and deductibles the agency is attempting to impose on hundreds of thousands of state employees to make up for the Jindal administration’s mismanagement of the agency when they meet in tandem on Friday.
We are finding out whether Rob Maness ran for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana because he was in it for the sake of the state and country, as mediated by the conservative philosophy that he often articulated, or whether because he was in it first and foremost for himself.
To some political observers, the prospects of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) pulling reserved commercials space for the runoff with Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy, might have been quite unlikely even after the Republican party trounced the Democrats nationally and even after Louisiana US Sen. Mary Landrieu eked out a very slight lead over her major challenger, on Tuesday, election day.
by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice
First of all, to all those loyal readers, including those employees throughout state government, who contributed so generously to our most recent fund raiser, please accept our heartfelt appreciation. We are trying to respond personally to all of you who contributed on line and by snail mail. We met our goal and that will help us in our research for the book we are writing on the administration (and chronic absenteeism) of our part-time governor.
Business news for today: New chemical production in St. Charles Parish, NOLA Christmas, Fat City Fest, New Orleans ranked 23rd, Art Business in DDD, more..
Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Executive Vice President Dale Plante of Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. announced the company will construct a new chemical production facility in St. Charles Parish and upgrade the plant it currently operates in Ascension Parish. The plant expansions, representing a capital investment of $66 million, will increase Momentive’s production of formaldehyde for use by nearby chemical plants in the manufacture of other products.
Louisiana’s race for the United States Senate continues on to December 6th. Senator Mary Landrieu (D) and Congressman Bill Cassidy (R) will meet in a runoff to decide who will serve in Washington for the next six years. Senator Landrieu led the field with 42% of the vote, Congressman Cassidy was next with 41%, and Colonel Rob Maness (R) had 14%. Now the battle begins anew.
The Louisiana US Senate race crawls or roars on, depending upon one's perspective.
After a shocking national romp for the republicans, Louisiana, remains, the only US Senate contest in on the mid-term map. On Wednesday morning, the day after the bloodbath, Lawrence Chehardy, Jim Brown and Stephen Sabludowsky discussed the election issues. In part one, the Google Hangout focused upon the reasons Landrieu did so poorly and what it might portend for the upcoming December runoff.
Voters sent a strong message on election night that congress needs to work across party lines and begin to get things done. No more gridlock. After all, the popularity of members of congress is at an all time low. Less than 10% of Americans think congress is doing a good job. Herpes and the chicken pox have a higher favorability rating.
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