With 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?
by Lamar White Jr., publisher of Cenlamar.com
“A lot of people mentioned to me how omnipresent BP lobbyists were, more than the other major oil companies were (though all of them showed plenty of interest), so much more that it got a lot of people wondering, `What’s in the bill for them?’ It certainly got us wondering.” – John Barry, June 5, 2014
We’ve spoken before about the ruthless methods behind the David Vitter political money chutes seem to be remaking the political money game in Louisiana. But this innovation is radiating outward, now affecting political money nationwide.
Given that from the very start the overall themes behind the lawsuit launched by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East were greed, ideology, and power, it’s no accident that forces that support the continuation of the suit channel those qualities in a last ditch effort to keep alive an option contrary to the best interests of the state and its people.
The Democratic Party-leaning Louisiana Budget Project has issued its post-Louisiana Legislative Session overview, and it's not pretty.
Do you feel those soapy suds and warm water trickling down your neck?
London’s newspaper, The Mail, is trying to brainwash you.
The Mail is trying to make you feel better about Kate Middleton being a British royal.
Do you feel better? Or are those just soapsuds in your eyes?
The Mail is trying to make you think that Kate Middleton is the equal or better of Spain’s Princess Letizia, the sexy, brainy bombshell who married Crown Prince Felipe and is now slated to become Spain’s new queen by virtue of the just-announced abdication of Felipe’s father, the long-ruling King Juan Carlos.
Don’t let the soap bubbles get into your eyes!
A popular Louisiana Governor died 15 years ago this week. John McKeithen was the first Governor I ever met. When he was elected as chief executive in 1963, Louisiana was still a 19th century state struggling to operate in the 20th century. McKeithen was the catalyst that caused a major realignment of priorities.
The New Orleans tourist and convention industry has received more recognition.
The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has been awarded acknowledgements within the meetings industry that showcase its high levels of service and functionality as an event venue.
As the 2014 Louisiana Legislature regular session closed, Gov. Bobby Jindal has strived to have it both ways on the Common Core State Standards, and has a chance to reinforce that soon with a by-product of the session.