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baton rougeThe Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) has good news to report for the Capitol city area regarding its economy. Today, it presented its 2018 Economic Outlook at its Regional Stakeholders Breakfast. The report is available online at brac.org/reports

Below is the press statement released by BRAC which shows that progress is being made, regional jobs are growing and the business environment is improving:

landryby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Keeping up with AG Landry?
 It’s no secret that Attorney General Jeff Landry has his eyes set on the governor’s office (Read: Senator Kennedy jockeying for governor run with Governor Edwards, reform slam?)

kennedy senby Lou Gehrig Burnett, publisher of Fax-Net

Gov. John Bell Edwards did not take kindly to criticism of the state’s Justice Reinvestment Act by Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy.
The senator’s comments that he didn’t think the state Corrections Department can handle implementation of the act came at a most inopportune time.  The governor and a bipartisan delegation were in Washington to meet with legislators and the White House about the innovative program.

tax lanoNow that the Republican tax reform acts have passed both the US House and the US Senate, the focus turns to the issue of which provisions are ultimately adopted by the conferees and, of course, the US Congress.

Medical assistant 4If you live in Jefferson Parish, do you have the heart to learn how to be a Medical Assitant (MA) in the area of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Phlebotomy and EKG?

If so, Ochsner Health System, Jefferson Parish and Louisiana Workforce Commission might have the opportunity for you:

tarpoon lampoon mulhearnAs the great John Maginnis, used to say, “I owe it all to the material”, so does political cartoonist like Fred Mulhearn,   

Earlier this week, I interviewed Mulhearn, about his work and his new book “Looziana Political Cartoons”, that is a compilation of his cartoons.

kennedy kkk questionsIs Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy, taking on Trump like he did Governors Blanco, Jindal?

It appears that Louisiana Senator John Kennedy is beginning to show the type of independence that made him popular when he was State Treasurer.  Despite substantial bombarding of ads over the airwaves urging voters to support President Donald Trump’s judicial nominee, Kyle Duncan, he opted not to do so.  But, it might be some of the questions he asked that gives rise to his current departure of voting along party lines, particularly, supporting President Trump.

billy nungesserTourism is one of the most important industry in the State of Louisiana. Recently, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser traveled to England and Germany for a tourism-business mission to expand opportunities. Today, the Lt. Governor issued this statement regarding a recent Charleston South Carolina trip, just completed, as part of Travel South USA International Showcase.

redistrictingIt’s getting close to redistricting time for legislators, both in Louisiana and throughout the country. By federal law, all election districts must be reapportioned every 10 years to reflect the latest census figures. But should legislators, who have a vested interest in how the redistricting lines are drawn, actually be the ones to do the drawing, anyway?

glanceLouisiana political history for laughs--Today's focus: Governor Foster, David Duke and Edwin Edwards

Louisiana is rich in natural resources and super rich in opportunities for all of us to laugh at our political figures as they deal with the issues before them.

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