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Landrieu's charter controversy, Cassidy's fundraising hurts incumbent

Monday, 18 August 2014 10:52 Written by

landrieu-blueOnce is coincidence, twice is happenstance, an aphorism Sen. Mary Landrieu rather would not hear but who invited it by self-reporting yet another campaign funding violation, and proffering an explanation for it that doesn’t quite hold water.

Louisiana Treasurer Kennedy to talk issues in Google Hangout Webcast
Monday, 18 August 2014 10:35 Written by

kennedy-officeLouisiana Treasurer, John Kennedy, will participate in a Bayoubuzz Google Hangout Webcast discussion Wednesday August 20 at 10 a.m. to discuss the Legislative session 2014, Louisiana budget and other issues.

Google Hangout: Chris Stelly talks Louisiana Digital Media opportunity, rules
Monday, 18 August 2014 08:41 Written by

interactiveIn Part I of a recent Google Hangout webcast, Chris Stelly, Exec. Director of the Entertainment Louisiana Economic Development discussed the exploding Louisiana film industry ranked number one in the world for movie filming due, in large part to a very generous tax incentive program introduced to the state in the early 2000's.  In part II, Stelly explains the Digital Media Interactive program, which likewise offers very attractive tax incentives to software developers for work performed in the state.

Joining Stelly in the webcast, which is below,  are Ronnie Bincer, Wayne Nix and Bayoubuzz Publisher Stephen Sabludowsky.

Mary Landrieu orders counsel to review travel payments for 18 years
Friday, 15 August 2014 17:46

landrieuIn an effort to address to a growing controversy related to her airplane travel and using public money for that purpose, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu’s, D-La., communications director today made the following statement.

Golfer-in-chief Obama parties while Ferguson rages, ISIS threatens
Friday, 15 August 2014 13:44 Written by

obama-golfAugust is usually the month when politicians retire to their vacation homes and relax at taxpayer expense. Congress is paid for a 5-week vacation and President Obama and his family have made it a tradition to enjoy a multi week vacation at Martha's Vineyard, the playground of the rich.

Louisiana entertainment meets Google, Chris Stelly interview, Part I
Friday, 15 August 2014 13:04 Written by

stelly-small2It was Louisiana entertainment and technology meeting Google Hangout advocates on Thursday as ideas and opportunities were added to a roux of “making business” Google Hangout and Louisiana style. 

Blame Jindalcare, not Obama for Louisiana OGB member costs
Friday, 15 August 2014 08:34 Written by

capitolTomorrow (Aug. 15) is the last day for 24 employees  of the Office of Group Benefits (OGB) but the bad news doesn’t end there, LouisianaVoice has learned.

Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols’ glowing guest column about the condition of OGB in Jeremy Alford’s Louisiana Politics notwithstanding, some 230,000 state employees, retirees and their dependents are in for some serious sticker shock.

JIndal talks Common Core, Presidential run before Morning Joe ALS challenge
Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:33

jindal-wife 6Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal reiterated his position and his evolution against Common Core when he appeared on the MSNBC news program Thursday morning.

Louisiana lose in bargain with Oil Industry?
Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:46 Written by

leanderDo energy companies have a responsibility to mitigate the damage caused by their drilling for oil and gas in Louisiana? That’s the issue now being litigated in the controversial levee board lawsuits now in the courts. 

Chehardy: Mary Landrieu will be tough to defeat
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 15:37 Written by

chehardyThe official start of the 2014 campaign season will soon be upon us.  Qualifying for the U.S. Senate seat and other offices opens up next week and candidates will have to officially declare their candidacies.  Louisiana voters will have the chance to decide whether Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-LA) who is running against Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is an uncaring, wealthy doctor as depicted in pro-Landrieu television commercials or whether Senator Landrieu is out of step with Louisiana voters and a tool of President Obama as depicted in pro-Cassidy ads.  One thing is for sure the candidates are seldom as bad as their opponent’s depiction portrays them.  Voters will have the chance to decide on November 4th.

 

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