Jindal vetoes Common Core compromise legislation

Friday, 13 June 2014 15:59

jindal-betLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has issued a veto for House Bill 953, which has been one of the most contentious piece of legislation this spring session regarding Common Core.

Mark Romig talks New Orleans summer tourism and opportunities
Friday, 13 June 2014 13:23

romig-webcast1The words New Orleans, tourism and hospitality are virtually synonymous.  The city is setting records.  So, what are the opportunities for businesses?  How does one get involved in this industry?  What's "happening" this summer?  What are some of the recent successes?

Louisiana GOP smoke-filled room is no Tea Party
Friday, 13 June 2014 12:40 Written by


The establishment wing of the Republican Party was given a major shock this week with the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia. He was defeated by David Brat, a college professor who focused on the issue of illegal immigration and reminded voters that Cantor was trying to negotiate a deal for “immigration reform” with Democrats. Conservatives know that such deals are, in reality, amnesty.

Media talks Jindal's Duck Dynasty super promo
Friday, 13 June 2014 10:31 Written by

jindal-duckOn Wednesday night this week, Gov. Bobby Jindal made a guest appearance in the season premiere of Duck Dynasty. The Governor has previously been very open about his fondness for the show and the Robertson family. When Phil Robertson, the family patriarch, was criticized for his viewpoints on homosexuality, Jindal went out and defended him. Furthermore, Gov. Jindal gave the family the Governor’s Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence. The Robertsons were the first recipient of this award. The season premiere showed the awards ceremony.

Search and Examine City Contracts with The Lens
Friday, 13 June 2014 08:42 Written by

new-orleans-tourismDo you want to use your own magnifying glass and examine government contracts in New Orleans?

World Heavy-weight champion Evander Holyfield gets Punched in New Orleans
Thursday, 12 June 2014 17:56 Written by

Evander Holyfield LA 2011BREAKING NEWS: The former undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World is getting punched in New Orleans and we all know, he can surely punch back. 

Cassidy kicking Landrieu; Jindal fumbling, fudging on numbers
Thursday, 12 June 2014 13:09 Written by

jindal-landrieuA Republican based-firm is claiming that the LAGOP candidate for U.S. Senate, Bill Cassidy, is leading Mary Landrieu by a sizeable six-point differential 50-44.

To Graduates -- the World According to Jim Brown
Thursday, 12 June 2014 09:16 Written by

jim-brown-hangoutKids all over Louisiana graduated last week from kindergarten, grade school, high school, college and graduate schools. And there was always a commencement speaker. Most of you will never give a commencement address. But as a public official, I was called on to give a number of them. And guess what? I don’t remember any of the advice that I gave to these newly minted graduates.

Webcast: Talk to Mark Romig, Head of New Orleans Tourism, Marketing
Thursday, 12 June 2014 08:46 Written by

new-orleans-tourismWith New Orleans coming off of a banner year for tourism and with the industry booming in the city and in Louisiana, what and where are the opportunities? How can one get involved? How is the city marketing its great events? What can we expect for the city’s Tri-centennial in 2018, a mere four years away?

Louisiana GDP facts: "Jindal miracle" or mirage
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:39 Written by

oreilly jindalEvery chance he gets, whether on national TV, while campaiging for President or while sharing broiled chicken with the Chambers of Commerce,  Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal touts the Louisiana economy--as glowing and outperforming almost all competition.  Some conservative commentators have described the state's economic ascendency as the "Jindal miracle". 


GNO Inc's Michael Hecht stokes New Orleans region rapid acceleration

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