If you think somehow the keystone cops are calling the shots with some investors of LSU bonds, you just might be correct.
Despite Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s statements to the national media that life in Louisiana due to his stewardship has never been better, it’s far from.
More bad news for Louisiana, Governor Jindal, the Louisiana legislature, LSU and Louisiana public universities. Today, Treasurer John Kennedy announced that the $1.6B budget deficit has struck again, hitting LSU with an uppercut at a time that it is already severely bloodied.
Rep. Walter “Walt” J. Leger III of New Orleans, who represents District 91 in the state legislature and serves as speaker pro tempore in the Louisiana House of Representatives, has publicly expressed the dismay many in our state feel regarding proposed discrimination legislation. Today Rep. Leger released the following statement in response to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s vocal support for such a bill:
Even as the announcement serves as a scare tactic, the possibility that the Louisiana State University System and perhaps others higher education systems or institutions in the state could declare partial or entire financial exigency could pave the way to helpful changes – or simply make the problem worse.
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.
According to Robert Mann, who posted below in his blog today "Unless Gov. Bobby Jindal and legislators come up with a budget solution very soon, you can cancel just about every ongoing faculty search at LSU and watch as the exodus of faculty accelerates".
By Robert Mann
In a new column in the Baton Rouge Business Report, publisher Rolfe McCollister seems to question whether it is ethical for an LSU faculty member to criticize, in print, the university for which he or she works.
Keith Hornsby hit a 3-pointer from the left corner at the buzzer as the visiting Tigers upset the Razorbacks in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Last week, a prominent national reporter spoke with me about a paper I’m working on for one of my law school classes. I’d asked for his help because I knew he was an expert in the subject, and thankfully, he took the time to answer my questions. At the tail end of our conversation, he asked me about the story I’d helped to break about Bill Cassidy’s work with LSU. He was curious, he said, because he’d actually seen the same documents that I posted a few weeks before I had. He thought it was an important story, but he couldn’t find anyone interested in publishing it, which, he said, was frustrating.
Is the Bill Cassidy LSU double-billing controversy jigged or rigged?
Is the "jigged-up" Bill Cassidy LSU double-pay controversy over, dead and gone, as at least one conservative commentator claims? Or, has a just-released LSU audit of the "scandal" that arose during the last moments of the very hotly contested election between former US Senator Mary Landrieu and then US Rreepsentative Cassidy, been rigged due to powerful influences? Apparently, according to the public sentiments of the two bloggers who broke the story, Lamar White Jr. and Jason Berry, the audit is worthless.