One 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.
At 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 The country also has major infrastructure problems--overburdened with outdated roads and bridges, water systems, airports and other facilities that have played significant roles in making this country, the world leader.
A hue and cry is mounting around the country that voting machines used on Election Day are eminently hackable. Congress is investigating charges by the Office of Homeland Security that Russia attempted to hack into voting machines in 21 different states. So is the integrity of our election system being undermined? Are computer hackers able to change election results? What gives?
Though the conversation depicted in this cartoon likely didn’t go down exactly this way, it is, nonetheless, typical of the mindset of not only Republicans, but Democrats as well. The merits of a given piece of legislation are immaterial; if it’s being proposed by the opposition party, we’re against it.
Interestingly and apparantly, carping about the Asian fish invasion in the Great Lakes should not be taken lightly. The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, LABI, has taken a position regarding the spread of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes and surrounding waterways, although the focus of the controversy is hundreds of miles away from the state.
Below is a press release from the major business and industry organization in Louisiana.
The 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:
by 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?)
by 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.
Now 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.
If 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:
As 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.
Is 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.
Tourism 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.
It’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?