Louisiana Legislature Session: Christopher Tidmore LIVE

nickI don’t normally write a sports column, but a few words would seem appropriate after Alabama’s startling victory this past Monday night in the College Football Championship game. Simply put, love him or hate him, Alabama head coach Nick Saban is the best college coach in football today, and maybe the best college coach ever.

kennedy cnnIf you’ve been anywhere near a television set lately, whether in Baton Rouge or Boca Raton, you probably have watched that man with the wry grin, slow southern drawl, high-pitch voice answering questions about why he dissected the Trump judicial nominee, why he’s “fer or agin” tax reform, or  whether the Russian probe is a worthwhile endeavor.

sweepHold on to your hernia belts, a potential court decision either could make Louisiana state budgeting more intractable or become a catalyst for badly needed change.

farrakkhanThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan Tour across north Louisiana left equal parts outrage and head-scratching over the action by the mayors of the area’s central cities.

BARRAS 5While he didn’t exactly treat Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards as if Louisiana’s chief executive didn’t exist, Republican House Speaker Taylor Barras did make clear who called the shots over the state’s fiscal year 2019 picture and beyond.

BF2017 DOY17 Feature 324x160Congratulations to GNO, Inc. and Louisiana Economic Development for being awarded the Silver Medal from Business Facilities magazine for the #2 "Deal of the Year" in America for 2017.

The award was given for DXC Technology’s commitment to establish a Digital Transformation Center in New Orleans, an initiative that will create 2,000+ jobs in the global IT and business enterprise sector.

lazy lsuThere has been a lot of bad news out of LSU, Louisiana’s flagship university in recent weeks. Not just on the football field where the Tigers have completed a mediocre season, even though they have the highest salaried group of coaches in the nation. Campus shortcomings have raised a number of troubling questions about poor administrative decisions being made.

lifestyle foodIf you seek a job and a healthy lifestyle environment, New Orleans and Baton Rouge might not be the place for you.

In a new data study for the New Year, New Orleans and Baton Rouge, two Louisiana cities who are known for their Fat Tuesday's, and rich foods might need to do a lot more pumping.

lopinto fortunatoToday, interim Sheriff Joe Lopinto and John Fortunato qualified for the upcoming election for Sheriff of Jefferson Parish.

According to a press release from his campaign, "Lopinto, who (by law) became sheriff when former Sheriff Newell Normand retired in the fall of 2017, is energetically campaigning, sharing his vision for a safer Jefferson Parish.

trump lagop edwardsHours after the United States President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress celebrated a humongous legislative victory with passing its tax reform package in record time without any Democratic support, back home in Louisiana, there's a different tune being sung.

First, up in DC: The US tax reform plan passed without any hearings and sworn testimony.  Very few, if anyone in Congress read the legislation since none of them even saw it until an hour or so before the vote. That legislation, which passed and signed into law today, put the finishing touches upon the Trump-led US Congressional congressional agenda in which all respect for the ordinary congressional process was ignored. Earlier this year, Republicans unsuccessfully yet similarly attempted to repeal Obamacare without any hearings, or participation by the minority Democrats and yes, without legislation being available for lawmakers to debate. 

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