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Just How far are attorneys, their prospective and actual clients, willing and ready to go to connect online?
This is one of the questions that will be explored this week in New Orleans, as a new online app focused upon the legal profession shares its story, and product, with thousands of investors, potential customers, other startups and technology advocates, exchange ideas and information at the city’s first Collision Conference.

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Much has been written about the impact of the confederate monument issue and the defeat of the recent New Orleans millage for police and firemen.
The argument goes like this—Mitch Landrieu is unpopular among whites in New Orleans especially due to his recent actions in trying to remove the confederate statues, such as Robert E. Lee, at Lee Circle.

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New Orleans quality of life worsening and Jefferson Parish so boring?

Well, not exactly.  It is accurate to say, based upon latest survey results, New Orleans quality of life has gone down statistically and Jefferson Parish, the city's suburb, favorables so high and static, that it is "boring", numbers-wise.

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Music, tech startups, investors collide at Collision New Orleans, April 26-28

If you love the collision of music, technology, boosting startups and investing in the future, New Orleans is the place to be, the week starting Tuesday April 26.

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Debate over state Rep. Thomas Carmody’s HB 944 raises complex questions about who decides what historical monuments remain on public property. Ultimately, drawing upon first principles of American government resolves these.

The bill goes into greater detail than state Sen. Beth Mizell’s SB 276, but like it makes a state commission the arbiter of whether local governments may move or remove monuments dealing with historical events and people. Carmody’s bill presumes that any such structure in place for at least three decades a local government cannot move without the body’s approval.

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Despite overwhelming support among the business community and a frenzy of positive coverage in the local media, Mayor Landrieu suffered a major loss at the polls on Saturday for his property tax proposal.

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Some really terrific news hitting our mailbox today.  An incredible business/entrepreneurship program, thanks to the efforts of Chris Schultz, called Collision; Big numbers from French Quarter Festival; New leadership for JEDCO; Flood assistance from the feds and Landrieu meets Obama official.

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Lisa Lloyd, Shark Tank first-season alum, recently featured on the show's epilog, Beyond the Tank, new resident of New Orleans, licensing expert, a consultant for Daymond John, resident for entrepreneur accelerators and business-owner, just won't take defeat.  

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Say what?
A day after Bayoubuzz published a column and an audio clip from Jeff Crouere  in which the radio talk show host and Bayoubuzz columnnist suggests that a mileage increase for the police force and firemen is not needed--especially since the city's top cop reportedly claims he doesn't need the money, out from nowhere comes a bombshell.

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Recording of Police Chief Harrison:   bit.ly/1RWD3sh

In a recording provided by an anonymous source exclusively to Ringside Politics, NOPD Chief Michael Harrison claims that " money is not the problem, or I don't think it is. " The recording took place at a recent meeting in which the Police Chief outlined the needs of his department. 

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