Tommy Boggs dies
Tommy Boggs, Washington lobbyist and son of the late Hale and Lindy Boggs and sister of Cokie Roberts is dead.
Governor Bobby Jindal just might want to flip-flop once again regarding his Common Core position.
We all know how the presidential-hopeful, Louisiana governor, Bobby Jindal has sued his own Department of Education and then after failing, sued the Obama administration over the implementation of Common Core. We recall when he was one of the most strident advocates of the program, before his “awakening” or perhaps, his drinking too much “made-for-the-presidential-campaign-tea”.
(Editor’s note: We’re re-posting yesterday’s story after our source informed us we had been given the incorrect name of the telephone answering service hired (on a no-bid contract) by DOA to attempt to provide answers to the growing concerns of members of the Office of Group Benefits)
Two audit reports released this week by Legislative Auditor Daryl Pupera’s office focus on documentation of expenses related to hurricane recovery and costs incurred by the state for vacant office space in downtown New Orleans as part of a costly incentive package to induce Saints owner Tom Benson to keep the NFL team in New Orleans
Landrieu survives challenge
Some politicos and political journalists are beginning to believe that the GOP feels they only way they can defeat incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is to have her removed from the November 4 ballot. That strategy did not work.
It is now official. Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin is now in custody for his federal corruption conviction. He is set to be released in ten years, but, it could be less, for good time.
No doubt, many in New Orleans are glad to see him behind bars.
State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson did a sudden about-face, the Louisiana State Police Retirement System (LSPRS) Board was unanimous in its decision to allow board member and State Treasurer John Kennedy sue the board, and before the board could adjourn, State Sen. and 6th District Congressional candidate Dan Claitor filed his own lawsuit but Kennedy said he would go forward with his litigation anyway.
If anyone has any hopes that the matter of the Edmonson Amendment will be resolved Thursday when the Louisiana State Police Retirement System (LSPRS) Board meets, it might be worth your while to consider a few developments in the Department of Public Safety (DPS) on the watch of Superintendent of State Police Mike Edmonson, aka “Precious.”
On Tuesday afternoon, Governor Jindal's office sent out this email to "set the record straight" regarding a column in the Times Picayune and elsewhere, written by Jeremy Alford on the issue of healthcare reform.
Below is the "setting the record straight" comments by the Jindal administration:
While the Governor's focus, as of late, has been on a different legal matter, Common Core, Bobby Jindal's primary education achievement, his education reform will meet its sternest test--the Louisiana Supreme Court.