Feeling some public pressure to show he's doing something about the state's looming budget crisis, Gov. Bobby Jindal held a series of well-photographed Mansion meetings with higher education leaders, healthcare providers and K-12 officials. Attendees later said the talks wandered somewhat and resolved nothing, but, for the governor, the words mattered less than the pictures, of reasonable leaders cordially discussing solutions.
The year 2011 will be no less interesting than 2010 when it comes to politics in our area and in the state. All statewide offices will be on the ballot in the fall of 2011, as well as state legislative seats.
Already the political rumor mill is running at full speed about those upcoming elections. We present here some of the rumors which are the topic of conversation whenever politicos get together.
Keep in mind that the Legislature will have to reapportion all state Senate and House districts before the 2011 elections.
Here is a look at our northwest Louisiana delegation and some of the rumors surrounding them. We emphasize these are rumors and not fact, unless otherwise specified.
Summary: The Atlanta Falcons football schedule is easier than the New Orleans Saints football schedule as both teams vie for the playoffs.
Mayor Landrieu issued the following statement on the 2011 Budget:
On Wednesday, The American Chemistry Council reacted to the Obama Adminsitration new offshore energy policy announced at a press conference earlier in the afternoon.
Here is the Statement by the American chemistry council:
Today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced an updated oil and gas leasing strategy for the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Based on lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama Administration has reversed its position on leasing and is claiming to raise "the bar in the drilling and production stages for equipment, safety, environmental safeguards, and oversight".
Louisiana’s United States Senator, Mary Landrieu, issued this statement on Tuesday in connection with her vote against an attempt by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., to place a mandatory three year ban on earmarks in the Senate. The motion failed by a vote of 39-56.
Two of Ole Miss quarterback Jeremiah Masoli's three interceptions were returned for touchdowns in last week's disgraceful loss to Tennessee, 52-14.
And the Rebels visit Tiger Stadium, home of the SEC's best defense, on Saturday.
What’s happened to the some Republicans who wear family values on their sleeves?
Last night, John King of CNN asked Newt Gingrich about statements made by his own second wife, Marianne, regarding their “allegedly” having an open marriage.