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healthcare2With little fanfare, earlier this month Louisiana released its plan to have health care insurance provided to all citizens. With even less fanfare, the state’s media ignored it because it did not fit their preferred narrative of bigger, more redistributive government.

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Jindal's Group Benefits in another nice mess
Friday, 19 September 2014 11:58

laurel-hardyby Tom Aswell, publisher of Louisiana Voice

If further evidence is needed that Kristy Kreme Nichols and Susan West are trying to shovel water with a pitchfork in their efforts to put a good face on the looming changes in the Office of Group Benefits (OGB), LouisianaVoice has learned of more developments that aren’t very pretty and which are sure to only intensify the confusion and indecision accompanying the pending open enrollment period that begins on Oct. 1 and runs through Oct. 31.

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road-closedDead Heat: US Senate
The conservative publication, Townhall, reported on Wednesday that thed Louisiana US Senate poll is a dead heat.

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jindals-book2by Tom Aswell, publisher of Louisiana Voice

A Baton Rouge district court judge has struck down the so-called Edmonson Amendment, declaring the special retirement benefits enhancement amendment for State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson and one other state trooper unconstitutional.

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vitter-termTommy Boggs dies
Tommy Boggs, Washington lobbyist and son of the late Hale and Lindy Boggs and sister of Cokie Roberts  is dead.   

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jindal-knows-bestGovernor Bobby Jindal just might want to flip-flop once again regarding his Common Core position.

We all know how the presidential-hopeful, Louisiana governor, Bobby Jindal has sued his own Department of Education and then after failing, sued the Obama administration over the implementation of Common Core.   We recall when he was one of the most strident advocates of the program, before his “awakening” or perhaps, his drinking too much “made-for-the-presidential-campaign-tea”.

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Casey Stengel would love Jindal's OGB team
Friday, 12 September 2014 10:12

stengelby Tom Aswell of LouisianaVoice.com

 

(Editor’s note: We’re re-posting yesterday’s story after our source informed us we had been given the incorrect name of the telephone answering service hired (on a no-bid contract) by DOA to attempt to provide answers to the growing concerns of members of the Office of Group Benefits)

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tom benson saintsby Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

Two audit reports released this week by Legislative Auditor Daryl Pupera’s office focus on documentation of expenses related to hurricane recovery and costs incurred by the state for vacant office space in downtown New Orleans as part of a costly incentive package to induce Saints owner Tom Benson to keep the NFL team in New Orleans

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Landrieu survives challenge
    Some politicos and political journalists are beginning to believe that the GOP feels they only way they can defeat incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen.  Mary Landrieu is to have her removed from the November 4 ballot.  That strategy did not work.

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Nagin's postcard

It is now official. Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin is now in custody for his federal corruption conviction.  He is set to be released in ten years, but, it could be less, for good time.

No doubt, many in New Orleans are glad to see him behind bars.

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