edwards last landrieu2For the second year in a row, Louisiana has ranked last in the U.S. News and World Report state ranking. It is a poor ranking that is very well deserved.

The study focused on 77 different areas in eight major categories, such as crime. Unfortunately, in this area, Louisiana does not compare very favorably. Our state is a very violent one with the highest incarceration rate in the nation. Last year, a criminal justice reform package was signed by Governor John Bel Edwards. The ostensible reason for the legislation was to reduce the incarceration rate. Thus, 1900 “non-violent” offenders were released in November of 2017. Not surprisingly in the span of a few weeks, 76 of these prisoners were arrested again. Their victims would not have been targeted if these criminals were kept in prison.

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arnie1 weekendFor years, Arnie Fielkow was pitching New Orleans Saints to the State of Louisiana as its Executive Vice President. After Katrina, as the City Councilman, then the Council President, he was helping the city rebuild from disaster that devastated the lives of so many and the infrastructure that made New Orleans so special. In recent years, Fielkow, who is far from being short, lived among the real redwoods of the sporting world, running the very respected National Basketball Retired Players Association, leaving the city for Chicago.

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circaCirque du Soleil is returning to New Orleans this month to launch Corteo, its latest North American touring production. The Quebec-based entertainment company has made Louisiana a major hub for pre-production and launch of its North American tours in recent years.

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amazon hickIn the current competition to land a new Amazon second North American headquarters, Louisiana pulled out all stops.  It would have been quite a coup for a Louisiana location to land this big prize with some 50,000 new jobs to the winner.  But from the beginning, the Bayou State never had a chance. 

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nda2Are we seeing some trickle down Trump now with New Orleans's incoming Mayor, LaToya Cantrell?

Many of us have long stated that the President of the United States sets the agenda in government and ethics.  When Donald Trump refused to show his income taxes destroying a tradition set by modern presidential candidates, it opened the door for others in state and local government to refuse to share financial information unbound by law to disclose.

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Pierson2Looking for a job in the technology industry, here in New Orleans? Want more information about what DXC Technology has to offer for business opportunities? Or, want to just get information about what this company is doing in New Orleans?

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lifestyle foodIf you seek a job and a healthy lifestyle environment, New Orleans and Baton Rouge might not be the place for you.

In a new data study for the New Year, New Orleans and Baton Rouge, two Louisiana cities who are known for their Fat Tuesday's, and rich foods might need to do a lot more pumping.

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wwII museumToday, the world-famous The National WWII Museum broke ground on The Higgins Hotel and Conference Center which promises to take this national gem museum and City of New Orleans even higher to the next level. 

The National WWII Museum scheduled for completion in 2019, will support the Museum’s expanding educational programs while offering guests the unique experience of full-service hotel accommodations with a convenient way to maximize their time at the Museum.

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new orleans tourismGood news for New Orleans as it approaches its 300 year anniversary. The national publication, Business Insider has named New Orleans to a list of 11 U.S. cities to which "Millennials are flocking…in droves.”

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In the world of politics, yesterday's competitor is today's friend.  Today Cedric Richmond, Congressman from the 2nd Congressional District, which includes New Orleans, addressed the House regarding the 300th anniversary of the city and the significant election of the first female to be mayor of that city.

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