Despite the Times Picayune declaration today that Louisiana is 3rd in the nation in Real Gross Domestic Product since 2005, and despite the Jindal administration crowing about that very ranking, Louisiana is actually light-years away from that lofty national ranking.
In part two of a three-part Google Hangout webcast interview with Louisiana treasurer John Kennedy, the discussion turned to the Louisiana budget deficit and the state’s consultant contracts. In part I of the interview, as he has done so in the past, Kennedy, pointed out that Louisiana’s budget obligations have been met by using budget gimmicks, one-time monies, depleting various dedicated trust accounts, severely cutting education while allowing bloated government consulting contracts to prosper.
As anticipated, Bill Cassidy (R) and Mary Landrieu (D) would qualify for the US Senate position for Louisiana. As of this time, Rob Maness, a Tea Party favorite has not qualified but is expected to do so.
One day after a court ruling, Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, through his Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols, held a joint news conference Wednesday morning to discuss the next steps related to the Common Core contract and standards.
What is the future for Louisiana's budgetary problems, healthcare, hospitals, helping the elderly and services such as education?
These were some of the issues discussed in a Bayoubuzz.com Google Hangout interview webcasted live Wednesday morning with Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal took another legal hit on his efforts to stop the use of PARRC test which he claims was procured in an illegal manner and in his efforts to stop Common Core in Louisiana.
Several years ago, the Occupy Wall Street movement created disturbances across the country. The protests were a flash in the pan and dissipated rather quickly.
Because The Hayride political blog that tilts slightly to the right of Attila the Hun appears to be fixated on Edwin Edwards and those who contribute to his congressional campaign, we thought it only fair to offer the identities of a few contributors to the U.S. senatorial campaign of Congressman Bill Cassidy, the man Edwards is trying to succeed.
The end is near!
The end is near for all the political posturing, rumors, gossip, and talk about who is running for elected office in 2014. Qualifying begins this Wednesday and runs through Friday at 5 p.m.
Here are some developments to look for as qualifying progresses for the various races:
There are more films and TV shows in Louisiana than in any location in the world. This incredible climb has occurred in slightly over a decade since the advent of the tax incentive program.