• AG Landry beats Governor JBE in court, Louisiana, the loser with discrimination?
  • Louisiana Governor Edwards favorables top Senators Kennedy, Cassidy
  • Cantrell 18-point lead over Charbonnet SHOCK, Bye Louisiana Treasurer's Race?
  • LABI's Stephen Waguespack talks Edwards, Fiscal Cliff, Louisiana's "rite of spring"

landryCourt throws out Edwards Order

Louisiana’s First Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against Gov. John Bel Edwards on his executive order protecting gay and transgender Louisianans from discrimination in state employment and services.

State Attorney General Jeff Landry had challenged the 2016 order from the governor.  He won in a lower court and now has scored a victory in the Appeals Court, which upheld the lower court’s ruling.

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Ranking for governor, senators

 The annual rankings of governors and members of Congress by POLITICO/Morning Consult is out, and it shows Louisiana’s Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards with a 53% job approval rating.

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shocked pollSurprised? Indeed. Well, how about, somewhat shocked!

This morning, I discovered that LaToya Cantrell is ahead of Desiree Charbonnet by a whopping 18 points, according to a research firm LJR Custom Strategies on behalf of the local branch of a national education reform organization, Democrats for Education Reform.

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Is Louisiana looking at another special session in 2018 to deal with—what seems to be the never-ending budget shortfall?  What is Governor John Bel Edwards doing to fix what appears to be an annual rite of spring—budgetary emergency management? And, just how bad is the budget bleeding going to be given that the state could fall off that proverbial fiscal cliff which near-fall was softened two years ago with a penny sales tax increase and other measures?

In part three of the November 2 interview with Stephen Waguespack, the President, and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, the leader of the largest business organization in the state discussed these and other issues confronting the state, once again.

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Monday, 11 December 2017 16:23

bridge blancoOne more time, shocked and sorrowed.

On Sunday, we learned that Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, the state’s first female governor and matriarch of the State disclosed her bad news, once again.  She was suffering with cancer of the liver, a condition that appears to be terminal.

Although it seems like forever when I first heard about Governor Kathleen Blanco’s rare eye cancer, but, looking back, it was only six. We first published an article on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 shortly after we had received word of the horrible news.  She had first learned about the cancer one week before.

 

Sunday, 10 December 2017 11:28

graves fblive event 1At the time of so many competing national needs, what might be the future of the ever-so-vital Louisiana coast?

The United States possesses limited monetary resources with an enormous debt, numerous national and international obligations and the increase of national disasters such as massive floods, fires, and hurricanes. The country also has major infrastructure problems--overburdened with outdated roads and bridges, water systems, airports and other facilities that have played significant roles in making this country, the world leader.

Friday, 08 December 2017 15:05

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.

Friday, 08 December 2017 14:53

landryRepublican Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry failed in his first bid to stop Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judges from hearing the controversial New Orleans city council credit card case against incoming Mayor, LaToya Cantrell.

Friday, 08 December 2017 14:00

TRUMP PROMISES2 0By announcing that the United States would move our embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the historic city as the capital of Israel, President Donald Trump has once again delivered on a key campaign promise.

In his first year in office, President Trump has made it a refreshing habit to fulfill campaign promises. Whether it is removing the United States from the odious trade deal known as the Trans Pacific Partnerships (TPP) or bowing out of the expensive and unfair Paris Climate Agreement, President Trump has been keeping true to the pledges he made as a candidate.  

 

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