Stop me if I’ve told you this one, but after I accepted Jim Finks’ offer to join him in New Orleans in the summer of 1986, my old boss at the NFL Management Council, Jack Donlan, told me to find my replacement before I left New York. I thought it would be an easy matter finding an enthusiastic young up-and-comer to join Donlan in the NFL’s labor relations department. The Collective Bargaining Agreement, which came as the result of a 57-day players’ strike in 1982, would expire in another year, and Donlan needed a spokesman to represent the position of NFL owners. Surely, the first person I asked would jump at the opportunity.
LANDRIEU'S LAST SENATE FLOOR SPEECH
Today at 2:00 p.m. CDT, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., will deliver her final speech on the Senate Floor.
Some obviously get it; others don’t. As activist Louisiana Democrats fall into the latter category, that only serves to reinforce the prediction made recently in this space.
It might not snow much in New Orleans. And Santa gets hit later than elsewhere USA because we are so Deep South—far from the cold winds and reindeers of the North Pole.
by Jim Brown
Former U.S. House speaker Tip O’Neill said it time and time again. All politics is local. I interviewed Tip on a New Orleans television show I hosted back in the 1990s. He went on for sometime that you have to be intimately involved in your home state, if you want to survive. It’s a lesson that Senator Mary Landrieu forgot.
Congressman and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA-1) will be present for the announcement and give remarks in support of the release of a joint-study on the U.S. competitiveness of soybean exports. The report is by the World Trade Center of New Orleans, the Big River Coalition, and the University of Southern Mississippi. The findings will be released during a meeting on December 17, 2014 at the Westin Canal Place.
Not the best of news for the health of Louisiana.
According to the special 25th Edition of America’s Health Rankings, Louisiana ranks 48 this year when compared with other states. The 2014 report illustrates Louisiana has its share of strengths and challenges.
Just another Louisiana economic development announcement for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, this one for $4.25.
In part, due to the strong growth of the liquefied natural gas industry in Louisiana and the US, economic development announcements like the one today has become someone of a regular, ho-hum, event.