Louisiana need not abandon the idea of asking Medicaid patients for some reimbursement to arrest wildly increasing costs, but must design the program with an understanding of the inculcated culture of poverty in order to make it effective.
This week has been a sad week for the New Orleans Saints. First, the sudden, horrific and tragic killing of Will Smith from gunfire on Sunday. Second, the death of long-time New Orleans Saint favorite, Hokie Gajan. Here are two columns by former New Orleans Saints Executive VP, Jim W. Miller:
Term limits for Congress
It is a never-ending topic of discussion. Should term limits be set on members of Congress? To be sure, there has been a lot of talk about it, but no action.
Now comes a poll of Louisiana voters which reveals that 83% are in favor of limiting congressional terms with 66% strongly supporting such limits.
It's Monday and our mailbox is swollen.
Here are some of the latest we have received, that we would like to share with you--TOPS and the legislature, Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni speech regarding West Jefferson Hospital, blogger Lamar White offers consulting and attorney Fred Herman criticizes blogger Jeffrey Sadow's The Advocate column:
Louisiana’s Department of Corrections might want to rethink its budgetary poormouthing strategy, especially when there exist realistic solutions to cuts costs that take only the political will to implement.
The Boston Globe made some type of history this weekend when it published it's own projections of what America would look like--if it took Donald Trump at his word.
The magic number is 14.
On Thursday April 14, 2016 the gang at Politics with a Punch (Jeff Crouere and yours truly), will present its 14th Anniversary Show and you can bet it’s going to be a “classic” and might we add, "hysterical".
Lisa Lloyd, Shark Tank first-season alum, recently featured on the show's epilog, Beyond the Tank, new resident of New Orleans, licensing expert, a consultant for Daymond John, resident for entrepreneur accelerators and business-owner, just won't take defeat.
William and Kate Middleton start India Bhutan history rewrite
Feel that little tingly sensation as you read the latest blither-blather about Prince William and Kate Middleton’s upcoming trip to India and Bhutan?
You’re feeling the re-write.
Louisiana has some good revenue news, after being hit this week by Fitch's lowering of our credit rating. The good news, according to Treasurer John Kennedy's office? Revenues are improving, the decrease is not as bad as last year's.
Here is the treasurer's report
The song goes, “if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere”.
All five candidates for President are singing it, one way, or another. Republicans Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich and Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are firmly engaged in their own renditions of the song that Liza and Frank made so famous.
The United States of America in 2016 is a country in deep trouble. We are facing severe economic and national security challenges, made worse by almost two terms of destructive Obama administration policies.
Ok, so how many of us “budding entrepreneurs” have appeared on Shark Tank?
I’m counting, let’s see, there’s, um. Well. Just what I thought.
Which is why I was really excited about doing a Bayoubuzz video interview with businesswoman, Lisa Lloyd.
But, before getting to Ms. Lloyd, let’s first talk Shark Tank.
by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
The myriad of political and policy changes afoot in the State Capitol have dominated many a headline over the last year or so. We have a Louisiana economy in recession, a state budget seemingly in constant deficit, a host of previously passed reforms under reconsideration and an increasingly chaotic political landscape. Negative consequences of every possible scenario are well documented in excruciating detail, although real analysis on consensus-driven plans to reform the system is much harder to come by. While fiscal analysts remain unsure of the actual amount of taxes raised just last month, there is already a growing drumbeat for more taxes this summer.
Should Louisiana not be able to pay for the roughly $300 bill for the popular tuition-assistance TOPS program for college students, it appears both the Louisiana governor and legislature could agree upon cross-the-board-cuts, instead of some other device, such as reducing the access to TOPS by the lower ACT scoring students.
Today, the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Thomas Harris, as instructed by Governor John Bel Edwards, intervened in the 39 coastal damage lawsuits that have been filed by Plaquemines, Jefferson, and Cameron Parishes. The filing of a petition to intervene for the State of Louisiana by DNR follows the intervention of Attorney General Jeff Landry in the same cases.