by Lou Gehrig Burnett, publisher of Fax-Net
Gov. John Bell Edwards did not take kindly to criticism of the state’s Justice Reinvestment Act by Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy.
The senator’s comments that he didn’t think the state Corrections Department can handle implementation of the act came at a most inopportune time. The governor and a bipartisan delegation were in Washington to meet with legislators and the White House about the innovative program.
Now that the Republican tax reform acts have passed both the US House and the US Senate, the focus turns to the issue of which provisions are ultimately adopted by the conferees and, of course, the US Congress.
If you live in Jefferson Parish, do you have the heart to learn how to be a Medical Assitant (MA) in the area of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Phlebotomy and EKG?
If so, Ochsner Health System, Jefferson Parish and Louisiana Workforce Commission might have the opportunity for you:
As the great John Maginnis, used to say, “I owe it all to the material”, so does political cartoonist like Fred Mulhearn,
Earlier this week, I interviewed Mulhearn, about his work and his new book “Looziana Political Cartoons”, that is a compilation of his cartoons.
Is Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy, taking on Trump like he did Governors Blanco, Jindal?
It appears that Louisiana Senator John Kennedy is beginning to show the type of independence that made him popular when he was State Treasurer. Despite substantial bombarding of ads over the airwaves urging voters to support President Donald Trump’s judicial nominee, Kyle Duncan, he opted not to do so. But, it might be some of the questions he asked that gives rise to his current departure of voting along party lines, particularly, supporting President Trump.
Tourism is one of the most important industry in the State of Louisiana. Recently, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser traveled to England and Germany for a tourism-business mission to expand opportunities. Today, the Lt. Governor issued this statement regarding a recent Charleston South Carolina trip, just completed, as part of Travel South USA International Showcase.
It’s getting close to redistricting time for legislators, both in Louisiana and throughout the country. By federal law, all election districts must be reapportioned every 10 years to reflect the latest census figures. But should legislators, who have a vested interest in how the redistricting lines are drawn, actually be the ones to do the drawing, anyway?
Louisiana is rich in natural resources and super rich in opportunities for all of us to laugh at our political figures as they deal with the issues before them.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and various state officials are traveling to Washington DC to participate in a criminal justice reform event. It will be streamed online.
Here is the statement from Governor Edwards's office:
If you want a taste of modern Louisiana-political history, Tuesday's Bayoubuzz's Facebook and Twitter Live interview with Fred Mulhearn is the place to get your higher education.
Is Phil Robertson, of Duck Dynasty fame, the football star that is promoted on Wikipedia and presumably elsewhere?
Below is the narrative on Wikipedia and a column regarding the football career of one famous Louisiana Duck, Phil Robertson.
The guest column was written by Nico Van Thyn, Sportswriter with an Editor's Note by Tom Aswell.
The oped and editor's note first appeared on Tom Aswell's popular LouisianaVoice.com blog.
Ok, folks. Is the Louisiana Democratic Party now the “Comeback Kid”, now that a virtual nobody in the political world, without any campaign money was able to get within ten points from taking home all of the treasurer marbles in the most recent Louisiana Treasurer’s race, which concluded Saturday night?
Is there any lesson learned for the next upcoming statewide election?
In discussing the recent Louisiana Treasurer’s race and the New Orleans elections, in particular, that was the question I posed during the interview I conducted with Louisiana Weekly political editor and WRNO Radio weekend talk show host Christopher Tidmore and John Couvillon of JMC Analytics and Polling of Louisiana.
The Louisiana Treasurer’s race could go down into history as a "most peculiar election”. Or, how about, Louisiana’s Rodney Dangerfield race? Or, both?
When looking back at Saturday’s match ultimately won by John Schroder against Derrick Edwards, Simon and Garfunkel's "Most Peculiar Man" crosses my mind. If anything, the race a "stranger than strange" competition. John Couvillon, one of the two panelists on Bayoubuzz's Facebook Live discussion this morning, has an interesting take. He looks at the race as the Rodney Dangerfield political clash, an election that simply got “no respect”.