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Bobby Jindal Could Save Louisiana and His Legacy, But He Won’t

Saturday, 25 April 2015 03:16 Written by
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…
It wasn’t the best week for Louisiana as state hit with triple-whammy; at least No. 1 LSU beat No. 2 Tex. A&M in baseball
Friday, 24 April 2015 15:26 Written by
Thank goodness for Friday night’s 9th inning rally by No. 1 LSU to beat No. 2 Texas A&M 4-3 in the first of their three-game series. Otherwise, the news just keeps getting worse for Louisiana. That’s right; we had to flip all the back to the sports section to find anything good to write. That’s because even as the legislature grapples with that $1.6 billion budgetary shortfall, things were becoming unraveled elsewhere as the administration…
Shades of Greenstein: OGB administrator once employed by BCBS heads evaluation committee for new contract proposals
Friday, 24 April 2015 09:46 Written by
One might think the Jindal administration and the Office of Group Benefits (OGB) might have learned something from the Bruce Greenstein fiasco over at the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). Greenstein, you will remember, was the DHH secretary when that $280 million contract was awarded by his agency to his former employer, CNSI. That scenario could be repeated at OGB. Even though Greenstein insisted he had established a “firewall” between himself and CNSI, it…
Exigency scare tactic should not distract in budgeting
Thursday, 23 April 2015 11:39 Written by
Jeffrey D. Sadow is an associate professor of political science at Louisiana State University Shreveport. If you're an elected official, political operative or anyone else upset at his views, don't go bothering LSUS or LSU System officials about that because these are his own views solely.This publishes Sunday through Thursday with the exception of 7 holidays. Also check out his Louisiana Legislature Log especially during legislative sessions (in "Louisiana Politics Blog Roll" below).
Lawsuit seeking to block OGB benefits, premium changes also names Governor, who may be served in Iowa or N.H.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 23:39 Written by
The absentee Jindal administration, already under fire for its fiscal train wreck that has legislators scrambling in attempts to cover a projected $1.6 billion budgetary shortfall, had a grenade dropped into its lap on Wednesday in the form of a LAWSUIT against the administration and the Office of Group Benefits (OGB) over the method in which OGB attempted to implement adverse changes in benefits and premiums for 230,000 state employees, retirees and dependents. Baton Rouge…
Lawsuit seeking to block OGB benefits, premium changes filed also names Governor; may be served in Iowa or N.H.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 23:21 Written by
The absentee Jindal administration, already under fire for its fiscal train wreck that has legislators scrambling in attempts to cover a projected $1.6 billion budgetary shortfall, had a grenade dropped into its lap on Wednesday in the form of a LAWSUIT against the administration and the Office of Group Benefits (OGB) over the method in which OGB attempted to implement adverse changes in benefits and premiums for 230,000 state employees, retirees and dependents. Baton Rouge…
Higher education budget crisis could be part of deliberate pattern to force privatization of state colleges, universities
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 14:10 Written by
Bobby Jindal has promised to find money to address the funding crisis facing Louisiana’s public colleges and universities but besides the obvious dire financial straits in which the state currently finds itself, two important obstacles must be overcome by our absentee governor: the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and Grover Norquist. The odds of appeasing just one in efforts to raise needed funding for higher education will be difficult enough, given Jindal’s allegiance to the…
Anti-Common Core side showing closed-mindedness
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 10:01 Written by
Jeffrey D. Sadow is an associate professor of political science at Louisiana State University Shreveport. If you're an elected official, political operative or anyone else upset at his views, don't go bothering LSUS or LSU System officials about that because these are his own views solely.This publishes Sunday through Thursday with the exception of 7 holidays. Also check out his Louisiana Legislature Log especially during legislative sessions (in "Louisiana Politics Blog Roll" below).
Frederick Tombar, a key Jindal appointee, resigns $260K job at LHC following internal investigation of sexual harassment
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 04:40 Written by
The executive director of the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) has resigned abruptly from his $260,000 a year job following an internal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment, LouisianaVoice has learned. Frederick Tombar, III was appointed to head LHC after passage of Senate Bill 269 by State Sen. Neil Riser in 2011. SB 269, which became Act 408 upon the signature of Bobby Jindal, consolidated three former agencies into one: the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, the…
Tomorrow’s selection of EBR Parish Attorney described as a public show but a private quid pro quo sham as ‘the fix is in’
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 10:34 Written by
By Robert Burns (Special to LouisianaVoice) Last May, a political firestorm surfaced on the EBR Parish Metro Council over then-Parish Attorney Mary Roper. Some council members asked Baton Rouge attorney Jack Whitehead to gather evidence. Later, in early September 2014, the Metro Council called a special meeting to discuss Ms. Roper’s termination. That meeting exposed what some leaders described as the complete dysfunction within the parish attorney’s office. After the council’s special counsel, Murphy Foster,…
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