The Democratic National Committee poked at Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and some of the likely GOP presidential field today after news broke that the technology-giant, IBM, has cancelled its ribbon cutting because of a Bobby Jindal executive order concerning what the Louisiana governor calls protecting religious freedom.
by Jim Brown
Who would have thought that the most notable legislation in the recently completed session of the Louisiana legislature was increasing taxes by over one billion dollars, and legalizing marijuana use for certain purposes. Some observers around the state capitol wondered sarcastically just where did all the conservative republicans go?
On Thursday, a almost-sold-out crowd attended Politics with a Punch which showcased former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards. "Punch" is a political comedy, on the order of Politically Incorrect. It was founded by Stephen Sabludowsky and Jeff Crouere.
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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal administration has announced today that top officials are leaving state government for new opportunities. However, it is widely reported that these officials will be joining his presidential team, just as in the past, other high-ranking officials also resigned to "pursue other opportunities". Today, he announced that Kyle Plotkin and Shannon Dirmann will be leaving the administration to pursue those other opportunities, effective today. It is unknown why Jindal and his administration have failed to offer more details about these former govern,ment staff.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has signed HB1, the budget into law and issued line item vetoes. He stated below that the budget is balanced without tax increases, however, there were over 700 million dollars in tax increases. Jindal balanced the budget with a scheme called the SAVE act, which was designed to protect his presidential run, which official begins June 24.
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2015 Regular Legislative Session to 146. The Governor also vetoed HB 42, HB 137, HB 272, HB 370, HB 555, HB 577, HB 837, SB 48 and SB 250. The veto letters are below.
by Jeff Crouere
After an extensive investigation, NBC News finally decided what to do with habitual liar Brian Williams, who has been on an extended suspension since February. In the end, they made the perfect choice by removing him from the anchor chair at the “Nightly News” and demoting him to MSNBC, their embarrassment of a cable news network. Williams will join other habitual liars, such as the Reverend Al Sharpton, on MSNBC, a ratings disaster.
Business and organization news for today: Ochsner Network launched, JPAC gala discount, Delgado culinary, Netchex
On Thursday, June 18, 2015, elected officials, along with the founding partner organizations came together to officially launch and celebrate the Ochsner Health Network.
If Scott Angelle ere elected governor this fall, how would he distinguish himself from the current governor, Bobby Jindal? What would be the one thing he would focus upon to make a difference to Louisiana? Does he support the the controversial SAFE Act, passed by the Louisiana legislature that enabled the state to budget the budget that starts July 1 2015?
Current Public Service Commissioner and Louisiana Gubernatorial candidate Angelle has a long history serving his community and Louisiana. He was Secretary of Natural Resources under democratic governor Kathleen Blanco and under current Governor Jindal. Jindal appointed him to be interim Lt. Governor to fill the seat vacated by Mitch Landrieu, who had become New Orleans Mayor. The governor then appointed Angelle to the LSU Board of Supervisors. He then won the seat for Public Service Commissioner.