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Judge: Oil Co. lawsuit bill unconstitutional Featured

Thursday, 30 October 2014 15:23
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Louisiana Legislature's attempt to retroactively kill a flood board's lawsuit against the oil industry over damage to the state's coast is unconstitutional, a state judge ruled late Friday. Judge Janice Clark's decision came a day after two of the smaller players in the suit agreed to a settlement with the New Orleans-area board, known as the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East.
Louisiana Legislature will hold briefing on state workers health care changes Nov. 7.
Thursday, 30 October 2014 13:06
Two financial committees of the Louisiana Legislature will hold a joint briefing to review changes to hundreds of thousands of state workers health care benefits next Friday (Nov. 4) at 10 a.m. Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is expected to present revisions of the 2015 health care plans currently being advertised through the Office of Group Benefits at the meeting. The health care policies in question cover approximately 230,000 state workers, retirees and teachers.
Where GOP White House Hopefuls Stumped in 2014 (Chart) Featured
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 05:08
By Alexis LevinsonPosted at 11:43 a.m. today 0 Tweet Roberts, left, campaigned with Cruz, right. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo) When the myriad Republican presidential contenders start campaigning for 2016, their journeys might not look much different from this cycle.
Economist says Jindal 'misinterprets' jobs data - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:20
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Legislature's chief economist and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration are at odds about what state employment data shows about Louisiana's job growth. Greg Albrecht, with the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Office, says the Jindal administration has been inaccurately describing Louisiana as outperforming much of the South and the nation. Albrecht says the state is underperforming those regions, largely because of sizable cuts in state government jobs.
Economist says Jindal 'misinterprets' jobs data Featured
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:03
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Legislature's chief economist and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration are at odds about what state employment data shows about Louisiana's job growth. Greg Albrecht, with the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Office, says the Jindal administration has been inaccurately describing Louisiana as outperforming much of the South and the nation. Albrecht says the state is underperforming those regions, largely because of sizable cuts in state government jobs.
Ekweremadu laments dearth of literature on parliamentary practices
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 04:25
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Wednesday, described the lack of relevant literature on parliamentary practices as a major challenge to the development of the legislature in Nigeria. Ekweremadu, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Uche Anichukwu, stated this in Abuja at the public presentation of a book, “Legislators In Changing and Challenging Times: An Analysis of the Nigerian National Assembly” written by Prof.
Ekweremadu laments lack of books to help lawmakers
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 04:25
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Wednesday, described the lack of relevant literature on parliamentary practices as a major challenge to the development of the legislature in Nigeria. Ekweremadu, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Uche Anichukwu, stated this in Abuja at the public presentation of a book, “Legislators In Changing and Challenging Times: An Analysis of the Nigerian National Assembly” written by Prof.
Rubio to rally with Rick Scott in Venice Featured
Sunday, 26 October 2014 07:48
Sen. Marco Rubio will appear with Gov. Rick Scott at a Nov. 1 rally in Venice, the latest contribution Rubio has made to getting the Republican re-elected. The event begins at 11:15 a.m., according to organizers, at the Center for Surgical Excellence, 8421 Pointe Loop Dr. The Sarasota GOP has landed a number of big names. On Oct.
UL System board earmarks WISE funds for UL Lafayette Featured
Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:59
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Fitch Rates Ernest N. Morial-New Orleans Exhibition Hall Auth, LA's Special Tax Rfdg Bonds 'A+'
Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:20
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A+' rating to the following obligations of the Ernest N. Morial-New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority, Louisiana (the authority): --$66.7 million special tax refunding bonds, series 2014. The bonds are scheduled for a negotiated sale the week of November 3rd. Proceeds will refund the authority's outstanding series 2004 special tax refunding bonds for interest savings.
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