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Here’s How Religious Business Owners Could Protect Themselves Against Gay Marriage Decision

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 02:07 Written by
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage, conservative lawmakers put forth a plan they claim will protect “many of the millions of Americans who voted to define marriage as an exclusively male-female institution.” But will that plan protect the Washington florist being sued by the state for acting on her beliefs about marriage? Or the New York farmers being fined $13,000 for refusing to host a same-sex wedding in their…
Bobby Jindal says Louisiana will comply with Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling
Monday, 29 June 2015 19:07 Written by
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday he will still support a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman, but for now state agencies will comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling to recognize same-sex marriage. The Republican presidential candidate said on Fox News’ “Special Report with Brett Baier” that even though the court ruled Friday in a 5-4 decision in support of same-sex marriage, he
After suggesting he'd come back to fight Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya says he will stay retired
Monday, 29 June 2015 14:13 Written by
Ethan Miller/Getty Images Day after telling ESPN's Dan Rafael that there was "50-50" chance he'd come out of retirement, 42-year-old Oscar De La Hoya announced Monday that he will, in fact, remain retired. Here's what he said in a Facebook post: "As a professional athlete and someone who has spent almost his entire life in boxing, not a day goes by when I don't think about coming back — and the performances of these
Fitch Rates LA Citizens Property Insurance Corp. $340MM Assessment Revs 'A-'; Outlook Stable
Monday, 29 June 2015 13:44 Written by
NEW YORK, Jun 29, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A-' rating to $340.28 million of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens) assessment revenue refunding bonds series 2015. The bonds are expected to sell via negotiation on or about the week of July 16, 2015. In addition, Fitch has affirmed the following ratings: --$682.37 million Citizens assessment revenue bonds at 'A-'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. SECURITY The bonds are payable from pledged…
Louisiana issues marriage licenses to same-sex couple
Monday, 29 June 2015 11:39 Written by
Louisiana officials have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court Jon Geggenheimer confirmed in a telephone interview that a license was issued there Monday morning. It was believed to be the first license issued to a same-sex couple in the state. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, but clerks around the state had held off on immediately issuing licenses after consulting with lawyers. Gov. Bobby Jindal…
State medical society to offer business training for doctors
Monday, 29 June 2015 11:30 Written by
The Louisiana State Medical Society plans to offer doctors around the state training in business skills over the next two years. The physician leadership program will be funded with a $146,000 grant from the Physicians Foundation, a national nonprofit. “Today’s physician needs to understand the business of medicine, as well as the art and science of healing,” said LSMS President Dr. Dolleen Licciardi. “Our goal is to equip physicians with insight into today’s health care…
La. movie credit cap may send business to Ga, Miss
Monday, 29 June 2015 11:11 Written by
Louisiana’s new cap on film tax credits could send more movie business to Georgia and Mississippi, says the Mississippi Film Office’s Gulf Coast project manager. As one of the top film locations outside of California, Georgia is likely to get some of the business that might otherwise have gone to Louisiana, sometimes called “Hollywood South,” Bill Webb said. Georgia already has crew, equipment and production facilities, Webb told The Sun Herald. But, he said, “We…
BUSINESS AS USUAL: Chamber receives 4-star accreditation
Monday, 29 June 2015 11:05 Written by
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce officials recently announced that the organization improved its accreditation status with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “We're just very proud of the growth and progress,” said Brian Woodfin, board president of the chamber. Chambers of Commerce that receive accreditation from the U.S. Chamber have four levels of distinction: accredited and then three-star, four-star and five-star accredited. The local chamber moved from 3-star to 4-star accreditation. According to a release from…
Sky-High Bill for Business
Monday, 29 June 2015 11:00 Written by
It’s raining money! Or so Gov. Jerry Brown would have us believe. The new state budget assumes $2.2 billion in new revenue from California’s pioneering cap-and-trade program designed to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But thousands of business and community leaders are concerned about the program’s economic impact on business and jobs, the state’s transparency, and regional distribution of that $2.2 billion and its demonstrable effect on helping boost local communities and critical sectors including
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen : ® Brings Together Two Classic Southern Favorites in One with NEW Hushpuppy Butterfly Shrimp PDF 15.1kb | HTML
Monday, 29 June 2015 10:27 Written by
June 29, 2015 Popeyes® Brings Together Two Classic Southern Favorites in One with NEW Hushpuppy Butterfly Shrimp ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen announces its latest offer, NEW Hushpuppy Butterfly Shrimp, bringing the flavors of a storied Southern side dish, Hushpuppies, to the main course with a perfect partner, Butterfly Shrimp. A pairing of favorites that any Louisiana table would be proud of, Hushpuppy Butterfly Shrimp is a Popeyes twist on

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