How the state ended up committing $1.825 million to build a Louisiana first, a kind-of gubernatorial library/parish historical center, illuminates both the political intricacies that can imprint themselves on the capital outlay process and how observers who do not or who do not care to understand that process can end up promulgating a distorted and unserious view of it.
There are many projects in the air in mid-city and downtown New Orleans including the substantial University Medical Center , the controversial development of the World Trade Center by the Mississippi River and Canal Street and possible plans for the Charity Hospital building—vacated after Hurricane Katrina.
It is time to end the antiquated and troubling Tulane legislative scholarship program. Each year, every one of our 144 Louisiana legislators is allowed to distribute a Tulane scholarship worth $43,150. This program invites corruption and contributes to the poor image of our state.
Veteran political observer John Maginnis declared that the partial government shutdown of the first half of October produced no real political winners or losers among Louisiana federal government elected officials.
Although Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards will no longer be the top man at the mansion, he will be man in the house of the new reality TV show, The Governor’s Wife, premiering Sunday on A & E.
There are certain things you don’t forget. Where you were on 9/11, or when President John Kennedy was shot. Down here in the Bayou State, add to those special dates Halloween night 54 years ago when Billy Cannon made football history with his 87 yard run to beat Ole Miss and keep the Tigers undefeated. His story is the rise and fall, than the rise again by LSU’s all time sports hero. And guess what? I played a minor role in what became Billy’s personal nightmare and fall from grace.