Louisiana Biz Buzz for Today August 1, 2017
New Orleans gets connected
Tomorrow, August 1, 2017, the City will make over 185 new adjudicated properties available to nominate for auction in its continued effort to reduce blight and bring vacant properties back into commerce. The City’s blight reduction strategy, launched in 2010, has reduced blight citywide by over 15,000 addresses. When property taxes are not paid and become delinquent, the City holds tax sales for these properties. Unsold properties at a tax sale are adjudicated to the City of New Orleans. After three years, the City can offer the full title of these properties for sale at auction.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu presented his final operating and capital budget of his two-term administration. He is term limited. Below is the statement from his press office:
Can you feel the love?
Remember Anthony Scaramucci, the brash New Yorker who abruptly appeared in the press room within the Trump White House, did some cussing and dissing, orchestrated the removals of former Press secretary Sean Spicer and the Republican Chairman Reince Priebus?
Mayoral Candidate Michael Bagneris praised the City Council for not rushing to judgment on Entergy’s proposed new power plant, but called upon the Council to take the time to get all the facts and make the right decision for utility customers.
Do you have a business in New Orleans and want to get information how you might be able to grow it?
If so, starting this week, Mayor Mitch Landrieu has a series for you.
Beginning Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s will kick off another series of Business Information Sessions designed to connect local entrepreneurs and business owners with useful tools and resources to grow their businesses.
With all of the bed-wetting, crying and political tantrums taking place before, during and after the rise and fall of Obamacare and its attempted repeals, let’s look back and see who really should be blamed:
Early this morning, the rationale for the Republican Party to control Congress and even elect members to the House and Senate was shattered. By a vote of 49-51, the U.S. Senate failed a pass a “skinny” repeal of Obamacare, condemning the nation to more suffering from the horrors of socialized medicine.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is at the inflection point of his administration with regards to his popularity, contends Pollster John Couvillon, President of JMC Analytics and Polling.
I’m looking at Twitter this afternoon and my thoughts are literaly shaking. Did I really wake up from last night’s nightmare?
Does anyone take a real vacation anymore? In the good old days, school didn’t start until the Monday after Labor Day. Family destinations to the beach or the mountains were a regular and anticipated event. The last two weeks in August used to be a popular time for families to get away to the beach for a final summer fling. But not anymore. The American family vacation seems to be dying.
It’s the President’s own fault that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was legally required to recuse himself from all things Russia. Trump admitted that FBI Director James Comey was fired to derail the FBI’s investigation into his campaign and even bragged about it to Russian diplomats the very next day. It was a stunningly brazen, ultra vires act no matter how it’s spun.