Without naming names, Judge Michael Bagneris, a candidate for Mayor, today made the following statement regarding the management practices of the Sewer and Water Board and the New Orleans Police Department.
When late spring comes around in these parts of Southeast Louisiana, one topic comes to mind: hurricanes and floods.
This weekend, in New Orleans, citizens of that fair city got a serious reminder how tenuous life "as is" might be. Here dry today, wet tomorrow.
Right in time for the moment, Jefferson Parish has announced the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are now final and will be effective for Flood Insurance rates on February 18, 2018.
So maybe anthropogenic global warming isn’t such a great existential threat to New Orleans after all? Instead, maybe it’s the policy and personnel decisions of Mayor Mitch Landrieu?
When the deluge started in New Orleans on Saturday afternoon, Mitch Landrieu was in beautiful Colorado at one of his favorite places, the Aspen Institute. While he was technically at a “Security Conference,” he was for all practical purposes interviewing for a nice position with this liberal think tank.
Don't meant to make light of possible doom and gloom.
But, the major question I’m asking at this point is: Will President disrupt his golf vacation now that we have the makings of a real worldwide disaster?
And another, perhaps more philosophical query comes to mind: How the heck did we get into this situation? We have the most powerful man in the world behaving like a six-year-old child and his now nuclear counterpart Kim Jong Un of North Korea, looking like a pyromanic punk rocker using dynamite for his background theatrics.
President Donald Trump is starting to sound like the old, once popular, jukebox record that’s been played too many times and it’s grooves are so worn more static than music comes out of the speakers. There’s no one in the U.S., above the age of reason, who hasn’t heard the President’s assertion that there’s nothing to Russia.
The Russia story is “made up,” a “witch hunt,” and “fake,” Trump says over, and over, and over again. Forget the Kremlin’s house call to the White House; Don Jr.’s strange meeting with Russians in Trump Tower, the alleged flow of foreign money, including rubles into Trump properties; Mike Flynn; and Paul Manafort. Look the other way when every U.S. intelligence agency determined the Russians interfered in the 2016 election.
From the governor who said he is “committed to open and honest budgeting that does not rely on the gimmicks of the past,” yet another past budget gimmick he endorsed surfaces.
It turns out that about $28 million used in the fiscal year 2018 budget does not exist yet, and may not before the close of the year. That money depends upon resolution of lawsuits favorably to Louisiana, which an additional about $8 million did come available recently.
If you haven’t noticed lately, Ochsner’s name and signs have become a common symbol, with its medical footprint now throughout South Louisiana, from St. Bernard Parish to Lafayette to Baton Rouge.
The medical institution that was once a Jefferson Parish-only facility has grown, yet again, with the completion a relocation of services in the River Parishes, as follows in this press statement..
On Monday, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) released the 2017 edition of the Legislative Scorecard highlighting the leaders who have a solid foundation in policies that promote economic growth.
In total, fifteen legislators across Louisiana earned a perfect score from the pro-business statewide organization. In the New Orleans region, the honor went to Representatives Robert Billiot (D-Westwego), Patrick Connick (R-Marrero), Greg Miller (R-Norco) and Polly Thomas (R-Metairie) for their perfect scores
The Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU will honor alumni Lou Gehrig Burnett, veteran Capitol Hill communications chief, political pundit and independent publisher; Marie Bissell Constantin, internationally known still photographer and author; and Alex Martin, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and editor at the Wall Street Journal, at its 43rd annual Hall of Fame gala on Thursday, Sept. 14.
by Lawrence Chehardy
The political landscape in Jefferson Parish and statewide was shaken with the announcement by Sheriff Newell Normand that he will retire from his post as Sheriff of Jefferson Parish. The political world does not like change, and it certainly does not like change of earthquake proportions. The loss of Sheriff Normand throws the parish’s political landscape into chaos.
by Jim Miller, former Exec. VP of the New Orleans Saints
Morten inducted into the Hall of Fame without me
I didn’t think Morten Andersen would ask me to present him when he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. And he didn’t.
You see, I happened to be the Saints executive who announced that Andersen was being cut in 1995 and for a time wore the horns as “the man who cut Morten.” Of course, anybody who thought I had the authority to make personnel decisions probably also thought I gave financial advice to owner Tom Benson. But that’s beside the point.