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Friday, 04 January 2019 14:41

What the Louisiana Political e-post sent today? Abraham, Carbo, Landry, Johnson

Written by Media Sources

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Bayoubuzz's political mailbox is getting cluttered, lately.

Now that the season of eggnog and fireworks have passed, that Election season is almost official begun, that the Democrats control half of the lawmaking up in DC capitol, it seems like everybody wants to get in a word or two, or three.  Email is obviously the still the best way to communicate with the media, hoping the letter sent, gets circulated as expected. Yes, email is, at least for now, the PR megaphone of choice.. 

Friday, 04 January 2019 14:08

Austin, TX. made manhood, Baton Rouge, La. still in puberty

Written by Jim Brown

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For as far back as I can remember, comparisons have been made between Louisiana’s state capital city and Austin, Texas. In the 1960s the population of both cities was about the same.  Austin and Baton Rouge were the homes of both the centers of state government and the location of each state’s major university. Both cities were laid back and growing at an average southern pace.  So how do they rate today?

Austin has become one of the fastest growing cities in America.  The University of Texas is ranked as one of the top public universities in the nation with an endowment that rivals number one Harvard.  US News and World Report just released their national rankings as the best place in American to live. Their number one ranking?  Austin, Texas. And the icing on the cake came in the recent announcement that Apple will invest over one billion dollars on a new high-tech campus.  Apple will create in Austin 5000 new jobs that will increase to 15,000 employees with an average salary of $150,000. The Texas hub was also just named as on one of the top five places to retire in the U.S.

Friday, 28 December 2018 13:56

A toast of New Year's past, present and future in Louisiana

Written by Jim Brown

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Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I always do.  A New Year always brings with it promise and uncertainty, but this coming year brings with it a greater foreboding than we have experienced in the past.  The Chinese have a saying: “May you live in interesting times.” But their definition means dangerous or turbulent. We in Louisiana and throughout America certainly live in “interesting” times today.

Thursday, 20 December 2018 15:05

Louisiana Democratic Party slams Abraham on criminal justice reform bill rejection

Written by Bayoubuzz Staff

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The Louisiana Democratic Party, slammed Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham's decision to not vote in favor of the criminal reform bill that was approved this week in Congress and is expected to be signed into law. The Democrats noted that Abraham did not vote for the legislation backed by the president and by members of the Louisiana delegation.  Here is the Democrat's comments and Abraham's Facebook post on the criminal justice reform and below that is the comments made by the Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards::

Friday, 14 December 2018 10:47

Louisiana insurance rates highest, Too big to fail, too big to regulate

Written by Jim Brown

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A headline in several regional newspapers caught my eye. “Homeowners Insurance Rate Increases Have Slowed,” said one front page banner. I guess that’s supposed to be good news. But in my home state of Louisiana, rates have skyrocketed since 2005 — by an astounding 50%. No other state in the country has experienced such dramatic increases. And we continue to read that it’s all the fault of Katrina. There have been only a few major weather-related losses in recent years, but the rates continue to go up. There must be something rotten in Denmark. Hmmm – make that Louisiana.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 12:08

Check the box, Louisiana Republican legislative brass don't care about last place

Written by Guest OpED

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by Tom Aswell

Publisher of Louisiana Voice

Republican members of the Louisiana Legislature are pretty smug about their ability to block any proposed legislation or budget put forward by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Witness the antics of Rep. Cameron Henry (R-Metairie) as he danced to puppeteer/House Speaker Taylor Barras (R-New Iberia) in rejecting the findings of the Revenue Estimating Conference, effectively killing any chance Edwards had of implementing badly needed pay raises for Louisiana’s public school teachers.

But do Henry and Barras, members in good standing of the “Caucus of No,” give a damn about teachers or, for that matter, the state as a whole?

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:48

Louisiana governor's race: Abraham will be serious threat to Edwards

Written by Jeffrey Sadow

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If Louisiana Republican activists had seen the GOP’s Sen. John Kennedy as the toughest challenger to Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards, GOP Rep. Ralph Abraham shouldn’t disappoint them.

Earlier this week, Kennedy took a pass on running for the state’s top job, disheartening some hoping to dump Edwards. Today, Abraham, after saying for months he gave serious consideration to taking on Edwards, made the plunge.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:32

Louisiana Health Dept. holds flu shot availability tomorrow select sites statewide

Written by Bayoubuzz Staff

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The John Bel Edwards administration is taking the flu season seriously. It is holding a one-day flu vaccination promotion tomorrow, statewide.

Friday, 07 December 2018 11:54

Baton Rouge callin, Garth Brooks; Miss you

Written by Jim Brown

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Did you see the Garth Brooks televised concert at Notre Dame Stadium last week?  Over 85,000 country music fans packed the South Bend football field for one of the largest concerts ever viewed.  And the crowd’s biggest response, hands down, was when Brooks roamed the huge stage singing: “I spent last night in the arms of a girl in Louisiana.”  It was his signature song titled Callin’ Baton Rouge. The crowd went nuts. 

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 14:58

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards: Lucky man he is

Written by Jeff Crouere

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The good times keep rolling for Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. Even though he is a Democrat in the red state of Louisiana, he was elected Governor in 2015 due to the personal and political baggage of his run-off opponent, former Republican United States Senator David Vitter. Not only did Vitter have to deal with a prostitution scandal, but he also was so disliked by his fellow Republican gubernatorial candidates that one remained neutral in the run-off and the other one made a very public endorsement of John Bel Edwards.

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