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new-orleansNew Orleans, now close to seven years away from the devasations of Hurricane Katrina is bouncing back with a vengence and now according to the U.S. Census Bureau, it is now the fastest growing city in America. 

According to an email sent by Michael Hecht of the Greater New Orleans Inc, ""A Look Into America's Fastest Growing City," Forbes describes the "ABCs" of Greater New Orleans' long-term growth and prosperity:  financial Assets (low costs, targeted incentives), Bourgeoning industries (digital, biomedical, startups) and Culture (recently voted most creative, romantic, authentic, mysterious and culturally rich in America).  

jindal-differenceLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, in an exclusive interview with CBS 4 has said that the Democratic Party has called him all types of names.

Asked if he has faced that sort of prejudice where opponents have tried to make him seem foreign and different because of his background as an Indian-American.

“Oh the Democratic Party has done all kinds of nonsense, they’ve called me all kinds of names.”

 

Jindal-GE-talkToday, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Board of Regents, Gaming and control board, Pontchartrain levee district, Board of Home inspectors and other state agencies:. 

 

benson-boogie1According to news accounts New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Hornets owner, Tom Benson, has written a letter to the Newhouse family, owners of the Times Picayune and NOLA.com indicating his interest to purchase the newspaper operation.

Apparently, the Newhouse group has declined the offer as it has said "nyet" to all other attempts to buy its paper and digital properties.

 

romney-obama-small“He’s a socialist.  He’s a communist. He’s un-American.”  Those are the words I have been heard describe President Obama, now, for years.

Those epitaphs now take on special meaning since his recent speech, which I call, “You didn’t build that dream”.

Unquestionably, Barack Obama is one of the top African American orators.

 

school-booksThe Louisiana Department of Education issued this press release today regarding BESE board adopting the proposed accountability system and criteria. Bayoubuzz recorded most of the press conference (missed first few minutes) . If you have problems with the audio, please contact us.  Conference include questions regarding accountability, schools who de-emphasize evolution as a science and many more issues. 

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) today adopted the proposed accountability system and criteria for nonpublic school participation in the Louisiana Scholarship Program, ensuring a common bar for performance among all schools and swift consequences if programs do not achieve. Also today, State Superintendent John White provided an update on the ongoing process of student choice and assignment, announcing that the state has initially extended 5,600 scholarship offers to students to participate in the program. Additional placements will follow as families make decisions and schools adjust their student rosters. The Louisiana Scholarship Program was expanded statewide per Act 2, signed into law this April, and is a key component of Louisiana Believes, the state's comprehensive plan to empower educators and parents to make the best choices for children.

tp-logo2Ever since the Times Picayune announced its move to a major digital platform for its NOLA.com operation, the media community has virtually gone haywire with rumors, collaborations and announcements.

Times-Picayune announced it will be publishing three-times per week and virtually all its content will be online.

On Monday, the Baton Rouge Advocate announced it would enter New Orleans market with more than a spattering of news stories.

 


AbramsonLouisiana State Representative Neil Abramson, the author of the amendment that sealed the deal on the accountability part of Jindal’s education  package this spring legislative session focusing upon vouchers for private schools, said that “based on my initial review and in speaking to Superintendent White, I believe his proposal addresses the primary purpose of my amendment.  My definition of accountability included testing, criteria for evaluating the testing, and ramifications for schools failing to meet that criteria.”

 

jim-millerThe most interesting impression to come out of Southeastern Conference football media days last week was not the faux humility of the 4,000-pound favorites or the defensive blustering of the cellar-dwellers. No, it was the nice-nice deference shown by the conference's two newest members, Missouri and Texas A&M. They said all the right things about how happy they are to be members of the nation's top college football conference and about how they hope to earn the respect of its long-time members and fans.

 louisianaJindal administration selects Blue Cross/Blue Shield to administer major health

The Office of Group Benefits (OGB) today announced that Blue Cross/Blue Shield has been selected to administer the major health plans that provide health coverage for state government employees, retirees, and their dependents, a move the administration claims will save more than $20 million per year.

 

Currently, Blue Cross serves as the third-party administrator of the HMO, the most popular plan that covers 164,765 people, while the PPO plan covering 62,010 people is currently self-administered by OGB.  

 

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