• Watch Louisiana Governor Edwards talk about CAT Tax failure
  • Ex-Saints, Bears, Bills, NFL Exec, Jim W. Miller discusses NFL Draft tomorrow
  • Trump's new plan; Curtains on tax returns release; 40% say Trump-Russia; Probing Obama admin
  • Cat Fights on the Hot Cement Confederate New Orleans statues

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At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the CAT Tax did not pass the House Ways and Means Committee.  The Governor, in addressing the media said that "the fate of that bill was decided long before we unveiled it".

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miller nfl live2 5It’s D-Day or Draft Day tomorrow in the NFL.

More specifically, Thursday represents the first day of the NFL draft 2017.

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trump curtainsThe major President Trump news of the day focuses upon taxes, not only the tax cuts he is proposing but his own taxes, which he obviously, refuses to unveil.

 

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catRarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the Confederate monuments controversy. 

Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.

On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments.  Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.

Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.

Some protectors of the Confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument. 

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new-orleans-tourism-compressed1MAKING A CASE FOR NEW ORLEANS

On the heels of a record-breaking New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, presented by IBERIABANK, an amazing PitchNOLA, and another fantastic Launch Fest, Steve Case, Founder of America Online and Chair and CEO of Revolution, is headed to New Orleans this week as part of his “Rise of the Rest” bus tour!

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new-orleans-tourismBayoubuzz business shorts for today, based upon press releases submitted

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new-orleans-tourismYou know spring is almost here when the Young Leadership Council releases its schedule for its fabulous YLC Wednesday at the Square, when new music stands are announced for the French Quarter Festival, when the ever-growing Idea Village invites the community to its magnificent annual Big Idea event.  It is always good news, anytime of the year, when announcements are made about summits and conventions in the Big Easy, as Workboat Summit did today.  Here is today's Louisiana Business Shorts, which is a compilation of press stories:

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Jacobs5X7 Today's business news from around the state--Better Than Ezra Foundation, EDgear expands to Baton Rouge, Idea Village and Leslie Jacobs

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demo-divaJEDCO CHALLENGE

A Jefferson Parish-based pitch competition, held during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), will highlight five innovative startup companies with ties to Jefferson. Please visit our JEDCO Challenge Information Center at www.jedco.org/jedco-entrepreneur-challenge/ to learn about the five companies chosen to participate.

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BATON-ROUGE-SKYToday's Louisiana business news: Idea village kicks off another big season, Terrebonne Economic Development does China, and CF Industries gets a permit.  Also, don't forget the incredible Hispanic convention in New Orleans.

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new-orleansIn part 3 of Bayoubuzz’s interview with the President and CEO of Idea Village, Tim Williamson, our focus was on the past and future.

 

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idea-villageIdea Village of New Orleans is now in its 13th year.  As its signature event, Entrepreneurship Week is fast approaching, Bayoubuzz interviewed its President and CEO, Tim Williamson, to discuss the New Orleans area, entrepreneurship, the upcoming annual event and other matters.   

 

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 idea-village-stageIn the 1990’s and the early part of this century, Louisiana and the City of New Orleans (not Houston) had a major problem.

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