Chalk it up either to embarking on an impending campaign for state office or to set the stage to squeeze more money out of taxpayers, or both, but New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s assertion that Louisiana somehow shortchanges the city he runs is nothing short of ludicrous.
Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal's office sent out a memorandum debunking statements made by the Louisiana Superintendent of Education and the President of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education that it is illegal for the state not to follow the Common Core Standards and implement the PARCC assessment.
Written by Lamar Parmentel, The Daily Kingfish.
According to the political press, Bobby Jindal launched another one of his embarrassing broadsides against the awful “DC establishment,” calling for a “hostile takeover” of DC by enraged teahaddists.
Wackiness by omission and commission continue to illuminate Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District contest, leaving the distinct possibility that the field remains entirely unsettled and the race unpredictable.
Twenty-eight years ago this week, President Ronald Reagan traveled to West Berlin, and at the Brandenburg Gate admonished: “Mr.Gorbachev, take down that wall.” The Berlin Wall had been erected by the puppet Soviet state of East Germany. Unless you are over sixty-five or are a history buff, you may not understand the tensions that existed then had many observers feeling that we could be on the brink of war with the Soviet Union.
Written by Tom Aswell, publisher of Louisiana Voice.
Gov. Bobby Jindal, with the signing of House Bill 799, has continued his assault on the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E), underscoring the importance and power of special interest money over the welfare of the state.
Paul Dietzel, Garret Graves and the 6th District
The results of a 6th Congressional District Poll, conducted by JMC Analytics and Polling, shows Edwin Edwards leading the race with 27% of the votes in a primary. Paul Dietzel follows with 12% and Dan Claitor with 7%. 43% was undecided.
Louisiana business and organization shorts news today:
NOTMC Partners with Disney ABC, Delta Leadership Institute Accepts Applications, LABI Backs Export-Import Bank Reauthorization, National Pralines Day, Emerging Philanthropists Accepts Proposals, Entergy General Counsel Honorary Chair of Justice for All Ball and Explore WWII Museum's Digital Collections
If the New Orleans Times-Picayune can, so far, on 13 occasions in 15 months stump for expanding Medicaid that would cost taxpayers more money for worse outcomes for anybody put into that program, then this space can continue to point out the stupidity of corporate welfare for the film/television industry.
If political endorsements mean anything in the upcoming 6th Congressional District race, Garret Graves has picked up a lot of "meanings.
Republican, Graves, former Jindal official, who has been doing quite well in the fundraising-arena, is looking forward to a major fundraising event, however, this one, with the help of some heavy campaign artillery.