In a State of the City Address entitled Eyes Wide Open, Mayor Mitch
Landrieu told a packed audience at Xavier University on Thursday, July
8, 2010, “During the transition, we were told that the city had a $35
million deficit. If that was not bad enough, when my team got into
City Hall, we opened the books and after a thorough audit found that
the budget deficit was $62 million."
Northrop Grumman Corporation announced today plans to consolidate its Gulf Coast shipbuilding operations and explore strategic alternatives for its Shipbuilding business. As a result of the Gulf Coast consolidation, the company will recognize an estimated pre-tax charge of $113 million in the second quarter of 2010.
Sen. Landrieu said:
“The state of
With the background that various organization claiming that BP has not paid the United Statescosts associated with the spill, here is a statement by teh Unified Command
WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration today sent a fourth bill for $99.7 million to BP and other responsible parties for response and recovery operations relating to the BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
As a responsible party, BP is financially responsible for all costs associated with the response to the spill, including efforts to stop the leak at its source, reduce the spread of oil, protect the shoreline and mitigate damages, as well as long term recovery efforts to ensure that all individuals and communities impacted by the spill are made whole.
To provide full transparency of the ongoing efforts and to ensure that the American public is not held accountable for the costs of response and recovery activities, the Federal Government bills BP and the other responsible parties regularly for costs incurred by the Federal On-Scene Coordinator to support Federal, State, and local response efforts and ensure the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund is reimbursed on an ongoing basis.
This is the fourth bill the Administration has sent to date. BP and other responsible parties have paid the first three bills, totaling $122.3 million, in full.
Louisiana Governor Jindal, Senator Mary Landrieu, Senator David Vitter and Congressman Charlie Melancon have all issued statements concerning the new US government and Obama administration new Gulf of Mexico Oil drilling moratorium that was announced on Monday.
Melancon and Vitter are opponents for the seat of US Senator.
Jindal and Vitter are republicans and Landrieu and Melancon are democrats.
Incumbent US Senator David Vitter has 16 challenges in his race for re-election. Here are also the unofficial list of candidates for Louisiana election
The Louisiana elections season for 2010 has generated many surprises. For one, very few people would have expected nine candidates for Lt. Governorf. Also, there are a number of local races which have more candidates than that which was expected. Here is the unofficial look from the Secretary of State's office:
On the same day that Louisiana Secretary of Health and Hospitals, Alan Levine, has announced his coming departure from the Governor Bobby Jindal administration, Chief of Staff, Timmy Teepell has taken leave of absence and will work for the Republican Governors Association, called RGA, beginning Aug. 1.
Teepell plans to return to his state job in November.