BOUSTANY FOR VITTER
By Robert Mann
In a new column in the Baton Rouge Business Report, publisher Rolfe McCollister seems to question whether it is ethical for an LSU faculty member to criticize, in print, the university for which he or she works.
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced a number of new staff appointments in the Governor’s Office after Taylor Teepell and Matt Parker resigned. According to the Jindal press release, both have resigned to pursue new opportunities.
Depression, bad eyesight, psychosis, schizophrenia, clinical-this, manic-that....
Who cares if Andreas Guenter Lubitz, co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 was mentally ill?
The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana has released a new research report, "Innovation in Louisiana: Maximizing Investment in University Research to Promote a Knowledge-Based Economy." The report examines the state of university research and development in Louisiana and makes recommendations to state leaders, higher education officials and businesses to foster a better environment for innovation.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Ducking out on Indy Bowl
The Independence Bowl has been shot down by the infamous duck hunters from the declining reality show Duck Dynasty.
In the midst of an email scandal that will not go away, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is being treated with kid gloves by House Republicans.
While the news media focuses upon the major Louisiana budget gap of roughly $1.6B, hard decisions need to be made, within a backdrop that voters might not understand the enormity of the budget cuts needed and the changes that need to be made to get through the upcoming legislative session.
Soft-spoken, Bob Mann, former Democratic party-member, former staffer for John Breaux, and Governor Kathleen Blanco (and others) is on the warpath.
Other than the Louisiana Legislators (and others), trying to somehow fill-in a $1.6B budget hole, arguably, the worse in modern Louisiana history, there are other matters on the legislative and political plate that will both impact and which will be the effect of what occurs during the session.