In Part III and the final segment of the Google Hangout interview with John Kennedy, the Louisiana Treasurer discusses the "Edmonson Amendment" controversy involving the Louisiana State Police Superintendent retirement legislation and also discusses one of the "hot" button topics of the day, Common Core.
Despite the Times Picayune declaration today that Louisiana is 3rd in the nation in Real Gross Domestic Product since 2005, and despite the Jindal administration crowing about that very ranking, Louisiana is actually light-years away from that lofty national ranking.
In part two of a three-part Google Hangout webcast interview with Louisiana treasurer John Kennedy, the discussion turned to the Louisiana budget deficit and the state’s consultant contracts. In part I of the interview, as he has done so in the past, Kennedy, pointed out that Louisiana’s budget obligations have been met by using budget gimmicks, one-time monies, depleting various dedicated trust accounts, severely cutting education while allowing bloated government consulting contracts to prosper.
One day after a court ruling, Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, through his Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols, held a joint news conference Wednesday morning to discuss the next steps related to the Common Core contract and standards.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal took another legal hit on his efforts to stop the use of PARRC test which he claims was procured in an illegal manner and in his efforts to stop Common Core in Louisiana.
Will he and for what?
Columnist Tom Aswell of the Louisiana Voice has interestingly pointed out that Scott Angelle, the current Public Service Commissioner, just might be considering a run for Louisiana Governor or Lt. Governor.
Tomorrow (Aug. 15) is the last day for 24 employees of the Office of Group Benefits (OGB) but the bad news doesn’t end there, LouisianaVoice has learned.
Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols’ glowing guest column about the condition of OGB in Jeremy Alford’s Louisiana Politics notwithstanding, some 230,000 state employees, retirees and their dependents are in for some serious sticker shock.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal reiterated his position and his evolution against Common Core when he appeared on the MSNBC news program Thursday morning.
First published on CenLamar.com
In the late 1950s, Louisiana Governor Earl K. Long once said that the state’s attorney general didn’t know the difference between a jumpsuit and a lawsuit. “If you want to hide something from Jack Gremillion,” he said, “put it in a law book.”
Did the federal government, specifically, the Obama administration, engage in a “scheme “ in support of the implementation of Common Core that violates not only Louisiana government procurement law, but the state’s control over educational curricula.