• 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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by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)

These are challenging times for many in Louisiana, including our employers.
 
The state budget deficit has dominated the headlines for months, with several articles unfairly targeting the private sector to shoulder most of the blame for public sector spending trends.

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wag bob johnby Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

The fiscal special session to raise revenues mercifully ended last week. Many individual and business taxpayers were left dangling in the wind as their financial futures were debated ad nauseam. It was chaotic and controversial, filled with enough name-calling and finger-pointing to ensure everyone received some of the blame and none of the credit for its outcome.

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coo coo"Insanity: doing the same thing, over and over and expecting different results"

As it turns out, that quote was attributed to Einstein in error but the fact that he never said it doesn’t alter the accuracy of the definition.

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labiby Stephen Waguespack, President of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry 

The Louisiana people are rightly frustrated and they are looking for hope. They want a new approach to old problems, inspiring leadership to rally around, honesty to admire and integrity to emulate.

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new-orleans-tourismBusiness news buzz of the day:  French Quarter Festival, United Healthcare, St. Tammany Economic Development

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new-orleans-tourism-compressed1Bayoubuzz's business shorts for today:

Air Liquide will supply oxygen, LWCC welcomes new board member and Ernst Cafe Bacchus Bash announces schedule

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nola-sportsLouisiana business shorts for today:

Sasol announces contractors, Krewe of Orpheous picks actress and Indycar revs up

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new-orleans-tourism-compressed1Today’s business shorts, from Press releases 

New Orleans Smoke free zone ordinace

 

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BATON-ROUGE-SKYHappy new year to Bayoubuzz is Louisiana business and organization shorts for the year 2015.. Our "shorts", has been a compilation of short news stories directly from press releases in either total or abbreviated form. The focus has been to highlight events and good news stories throughout the state.

Our first edition for 2015 involves the greater New Orleans foundation Freeman Challenge grant, a new Walmart and Slidell,  a new website from the Louisiana insurance commission, the Louisiana energy economy and other data,  Smoke Free poll, and more

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 new-orleans-tourismTen days before Christmas but the business scene in Louisiana is still showing plenty of life, even between those holiday parties.

So, what’s on the business front for today? 

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