Another major republican has endorsed David Vitter for Louisiana Governor. Days ago, Vitter picked up the Treasurer John Kennedy endorsement. Today, it is Steve Scalise, the powerful Republican House Whip.
As a state of Louisiana struggles with its enormous budget issue and as its governor, Bobby Jindal continues to make national headlines in his run for president, some are asking how do we deal with a budget crisis like this?
Louisiana's legislative session is half-completed. There is much uncertainty in the air. Will the legislators and Governor Jindal craft a balanced budget for the upcoming fiscal year--as they are constitutionally mandated to do? If the budget involves taxes that have been approved by the House and which are being discussed in the Senate, will the governor veto them and the budget? Will there be an override session?
Political shorts for today: Common Core in the Louisiana legislature, major Amtrak crash in North east reverberating in Washington DC Congress, Vitter connects with liberal US Senator and more
If you have been receiving political email in your inbox, asking you to write a letter to the legislature, contribute to a candidacy, attend a fundraiser, watch a film clip and so on, you are not alone.
There is a disturbing article in this month’s Atlantic Magazine by a prominent physician at the University of Pennsylvania. Ezekiel J. Emanuel is an oncologist, a bioethicist, and a vice provost of the University, and is the author or editor of 10 books, includingReinventing American Health Care. So he is a bright guy who knows a lot about health. His premise is that no one, in this day and age, should aspire to live longer than 75 years of age.
IABC New Orleans will host a panel featuring NOLA Entrepreneurs' Kirk Coco, Simone Bruni and Stirling Barrett. Success as an entrepreneur is determined in large part by the ability to communicate effectively. This panel will engage in active discussion about their communication / branding challenges and successes in today's highly competitive marketplace.
Our governor--author, columnist, TV talk show talking head, presidential hopeful, political minister of faith, specialist in matters such as foreign affairs, Obama, Go Zones, national healthcare, Muslim religion, religious freedoms, Hillary Clinton and just about everything he has written or talked about over the past few years on his road to the WhiteHouse—is writing another book.
Not the kind of news you would want to hear or read about as Mothers Day nears.
But, here goes.
Yesterday, less than 24 hours after Moody’s downgraded its credit rating, panicked investors withdrew their backing of $114.5 million in bonds for Louisiana State University. It is hard to blame them: Louisiana is currently grappling with a $1.6 billion budget shortfall, the result of years of fiscal mismanagement and astonishing negligence, and thus far, Gov. Bobby Jindal and the stubbornly pliant Republican super-majority in the legislature continue to be in complete denial. The state’s flagship university is imminently imperiled. Its newly-minted president, F. King Alexander, is, prudently, preparing to file for academic exigency, the equivalent of bankruptcy, in order to insulate the damage as much as possible.