by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
Louisiana is a sportsman’s paradise outfitted with world-renowned hunting, fishing and countless other outdoor pastimes. Our people clearly understand how fortunate we are to have this bounty of recreational treasures at our fingertips and go to great lengths to appropriately utilize and protect this gift each and every year.
Is Donald Trump now, presidential? Is he more presidential, than before? Will he be even “really, really” more presidential, should he actually become President?
My answer: No to the first two questions and I doubt it to the last.
It now appears that Louisiana’s 2016-17 budget shortfall is slightly better than once projected, or at least by roughly 1/5th.
According to Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne the gap that was thought to be about $750 million will be less, courtesy of the Medicaid Expansion of the Affordable Care Act.
If you think Deflategate is all aired out, you might think again.
Today, a federal court reinstated the suspension of New England Patriot all-time great quarterback, Tom Brady.
Just How far are attorneys, their prospective and actual clients, willing and ready to go to connect online?
This is one of the questions that will be explored this week in New Orleans, as a new online app focused upon the legal profession shares its story, and product, with thousands of investors, potential customers, other startups and technology advocates, exchange ideas and information at the city’s first Collision Conference.
According to a WWL radio article, the New Orleans police are looking into some interesting and perrhaps shocking developments--the possibilities that Will Smith shot first, before he was gunned down. Also, the shooting of the the former Saint, might have been shot from an errant bullet, coming from Smith's gun.
In history books today, Christopher Columbus did not discover America, he was a ruthless white European marauder who brutalized peaceful indigenous people and helped spread disease among their midst.
Much has been written about the impact of the confederate monument issue and the defeat of the recent New Orleans millage for police and firemen.
The argument goes like this—Mitch Landrieu is unpopular among whites in New Orleans especially due to his recent actions in trying to remove the confederate statues, such as Robert E. Lee, at Lee Circle.
New Orleans quality of life worsening and Jefferson Parish so boring?
Well, not exactly. It is accurate to say, based upon latest survey results, New Orleans quality of life has gone down statistically and Jefferson Parish, the city's suburb, favorables so high and static, that it is "boring", numbers-wise.
by Tom Aswell, PUblisher of LouisianaVoice.com
Iraqi oil scams, critical compliance audits, litigation over the misappropriation of public funds, questionable land deals, botched Wal Mart deal involving Bobby Jindal’s father-in-law.
They’re all just another day at the office for Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser.
At least they listened to this space and took another whack at it. But there’s no real evidence that the bill offered will provide any real benefits and threatens unseemly costs. Indeed, it heads in the wrong direction.
Music, tech startups, investors collide at Collision New Orleans, April 26-28
If you love the collision of music, technology, boosting startups and investing in the future, New Orleans is the place to be, the week starting Tuesday April 26.
by Jim Brown
Huey Long would have been right in the middle of the current presidential election if he were still alive. He began a legacy of a long list of Louisiana politicians who had national aspirations. Later governors John McKeithen, Edwin Edwards, Buddy Roemer and Bobby Jindal all fell by the wayside in the quest for national office.
For the most part, the Lewandowski-Fields-Trump appears to be history.
What’s left will likely morph into a civil lawsuit or an apology or both.
The Flash appeared in India last week.
And I don’t mean the Marvel Super Hero or alter ego Barry Allen.
I mean Kate Middleton, who has officially branded herself now as a deranged serial flasher of lady parts and nether regions.
by Lou Gehrig Burett, Publisher of Fax-Net
‘Religious freedom’ bill up in House
Bossier City state Rep. Mike Johnson’s so-called “religious freedom” legislation passed in the Civil Law and Procedure Committee and will be considered on the House floor on Tuesday, April 19.
The controversial bill passed out of committee with all Republicans voting for it, including Johnson and state Rep. Alan Seabaugh, and the three Democrats on the committee voting against it, including Shreveport state Rep. Sam Jenkins.