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Louisiana Democratic Party blasts Jindal, Republicans; GOP House take credit

Thursday, 07 May 2015 16:38 Written by

gov-mansion 200x149The Louisiana House Republicans and the Louisiana Democratic Party’s executive director (speaking for the party), do not see eye-to-eye as to what occurred today in Baton Rouge in cobbling together a budget.

Jindal Showdown at the Louisiana "Not Ok" Legislative Corral
Thursday, 07 May 2015 10:42 Written by

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Today, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s communications (press) office issued the below press release promoting the fact that Louisiana has another economic development medal it can pin on its chest.  Great news indeed. 

Political emails: Tony Perkins, Vitter and help Gowdy destroy Clinton
Thursday, 07 May 2015 09:45

Hillary-Clinton-benghaziIf you have been receiving political email in your inbox, asking you to write a letter to the legislature, contribute to a candidacy, attend a fundraiser, watch a film clip and so on, you are not alone.

Jindal Time: Chehardy talks Louisiana film industry, tobacco tax, budget
Thursday, 07 May 2015 09:27 Written by

filmToday is a big day for Louisiana’s future.

The Louisiana House of Representatives will likely be voting upon the future of film tax credits and tobacco taxes and other legislative instruments to generate revenues for its $1.6B budget hole.

Jim Brown: I'm 75 and in full rage for living
Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:33

jim-brownThere is a disturbing article in this month’s Atlantic Magazine by a prominent physician at the University of Pennsylvania.  Ezekiel J. Emanuel is an oncologist, a bioethicist, and a vice provost of the University, and is the author or editor of 10 books, includingReinventing American Health Care. So he is a bright guy who knows a lot about health.  His premise is that no one, in this day and age, should aspire to live longer than 75 years of age. 

Jindal fries colleges, universities with severe budget cuts
Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:15 Written by

friesHigher Education in Louisiana is in crisis. Over the past seven years Governor Jindal and members of the state legislature have cut spending critically. It is difficult to find accurate numbers, because statisticians have a tendency to make the numbers work out the way they want. As the old saying goes: “There are lies, damn lies, and then statistics.” The governor is telling his national audience that he has actually increased spending…imagine that…at a time when nearly $700 million has been cut, with more to come!

Biz: Best Louisiana cities for small businesses, New Orleans Downtown, IABC
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 12:47

BATON-ROUGEIABC New Orleans will host a panel featuring NOLA Entrepreneurs' Kirk Coco, Simone Bruni and Stirling Barrett. Success as an entrepreneur is determined in large part by the ability to communicate effectively. This panel will engage in active discussion about their communication / branding challenges and successes in today's highly competitive marketplace.

Louisiana legislators attempts to skirt constitution on budget needs rethinking
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 12:16 Written by

louisiana-courtAs the Louisiana Legislature embarks upon its version of spinning plates on top of poles, serious confusion stills reigns about just how procedurally this may be accomplished, to the detriment of success in this endeavor.

LSU Board of Commissioners' loyalty, duty and contributions to Jindal
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 11:54 Written by

lsu-boardby Lamar White Jr., publisher of Cenlamar.com

Over the last twelve years, Blake Chatelain and his wife Belle have donated at least $28,000 in cash and an additional $2,000 in-kind to Bobby Jindal. They sent the majority of their donations from their former, relatively modest house on Whitechapel Boulevard in Alexandria, two blocks away from my own childhood home and on a street named after my great-grandfather’s small church in rural Rapides Parish. Less than four years after he launched Red River Bank, Chatelain sent Jindal, then only 33 years old, two different checks on the same day for $5,000, according to records maintained by the Louisiana Ethics Administration.

DOA Kristy Nichols fined, but Louisiana Voice not pleased with Court ruling
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 11:17 Written by

nichols-kristyThe following is a blog post written by Tom Aswell, Publisher of the LouisianaVoice.  We republish columns written by Aswell and others regardless of opinion or political stripes.

In this opinion, Aswell describes his reactions to a Court ruling fining the Division of Administration (DOA)'s Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols in relationship to a lawsuit brought by Aswell and the publication.  However, as Aswell points out, he surely is not satisfied with the entire ruling.

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