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cigarette-compressedWhether it ends up a tipping point for the remainder of Louisiana, at the very least the moderate-ranging smoking ban to begin in New Orleans this spring is significant.

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Louisiana capitolUnfortunately, crisis budgeting is not synonymous with making the delivery of Louisiana higher education efficient or even effective, although it can serve as a starting point for that overdue process. Problem is, that process should have started long ago.

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The Gray Portrait of Dorian Bobby Jindal
Monday, 19 January 2015 12:21

jindal-twoThe two faces of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal continued today as he delivered his own ”state of the Islamic Union” address in London.  He has told the world that immigrants should assimilate into the mother country rather than cultivating their own culture and religion.

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labiby Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of LABI

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), an organization I have been privileged to lead as president since 2013. For decades LABI has been Louisiana’s leading business advocacy organization. Today, we proudly represent over 2,300 businesses across the state, working tirelessly to foster a climate for economic growth by championing the principles of the free enterprise system.

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scaliseU.S. Congressman Steve Scalise (R-Metairie) is in the midst of a political firestorm for attending a 2002 event sponsored by EURO, European-American Unity and Rights Organization, a white rights group founded by former KKK leader David Duke.

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new-orleans-tourismBig news for Louisiana and bad news for New Orleans;  More community in your coffee and more food for thought;

Business news of the day (based upon press releases:

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vitter-mobile Bernie Pinsonat and SMOR (Southern Media Opinion and Research released its latest poll about Louisiana and the findings are quite instructive:

In short:

President Barack Obama has a 81% negative job record among white Louisiana voters which numbers are consistent with the poor Democratic election results in the state since his taking office.

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jindal-angryJINDAL PRIVILEGES

As so many of us so well know, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is single-focused:  The White House.  In advance of what many believe to be his opening statement in his “official” presidential-run announcement, he is bringing in scores of religious leaders to the  LSU for prayer.

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healthrankNot the best of news for the health of Louisiana.

According to the special 25th Edition of America’s Health Rankings, Louisiana ranks 48 this year when compared with other states. The 2014 report illustrates Louisiana has its share of strengths and challenges.

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landrieu-cassidy-debateMore, Louisiana US Senate race analysis and talk--WGSO's Jeff Crouere and Bayoubuzz's Stephen Sabludowsky--continued the debate following this weekend's election in which Republican candidate Bill Cassidy ousted Democrat incumbent Mary Landrieu.  

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