Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature
Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature

Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature

fourchon_bpWhen the deep water Horizon well first began spurring thousands of gallons of oil into the Gulf, sympathy from around the nation poured into Louisiana.  The country and the world watched in horror as the Bayou State once again wrestled with the elements of nature and the manmade disaster that followed.  “First Katrina, now the oil. How many hits can the state take?” was a common expression of concern.  But as more states become directly affected by the polluted waters, and the Louisiana political and business leadership continues to call for more drilling, national sympathies are beginning to wane. Is Louisiana pushing the envelope, and trying to have it both ways?

About the last thing on anyone’s mind right now, particularly in my home state of Louisiana, is whether or not Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan will be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.  It’s pretty much a “done deal,” right?  Whoever the President wants, the president gets, regardless of political party.  Oh, in the Kagan case, the republicans will throw up some half-hearted concerns about Kagan being too liberal and not enough of a “strict constructionist,” whatever that is supposed to mean.  So why should the average American care?

Here are  the names of candidates qualifying on Wednesday  for Louisiana elective  office. The offices include US Senate, US Congress, Lt.Governor and other positions.

Louisiana Democratic Congressman Charlie Melancon and Louisiana Republican U.S. Senator, David Vitter have  qualified for the U.S.  Senate position currently held  by Sen. Vitter.  Also, qualifying in that race is Anthony Gentile, a Libertarian and Cary Deaton, a Democrat.  Deaton's entry might come as a  surprise to many political pundits.

Wednesday, 07 July 2010 21:37

BP Oil Found Again In Lake Pontchartrain

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BP oil Tar Balls were found in Lake Ponchartrain again today as well  as  other locations along the coast of Louisiana;

The below is a situational awareness report of oil impacted areas led by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Louisiana Army National Guard and local governments.

Wednesday, 07 July 2010 18:14

HUD Grants Louisiana 1.6M For Homeless

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jindal_port_new _orleans 1United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal today are hosting Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus during a visit to Louisiana.   Included are Congressman Charles Boustany and Congressman Joseph Cao for a flyover of Louisiana’s coastline

As of 11:54 am, July 7, 2010, Republican Secretary of State Jay Dardenne, Republican President of St. Tammany Paris, Kevin Davis, Chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party, Roger Villere have qualified for Lt. Governor for the state  of Louisiana.

As of 11:48 pm on July 7, 2010, Louisiana Democratic Congressman Charlie Melancon and Louisiana Republican U.S. Senator, David Vitter have  qualified for the U.S.  Senate position currently held  by Sen. Vitter.  Also, qualifying in that race is Anthony Gentile, a Libertarian and Cary Deaton, a Democrat.  Deaton's entry might come as a  surprise to many political pundits. 

During  a Tuesday press conference, Louisiana Governor Bobby  Jindal commented upon findings of BP oil entering into Lake Pontchartrain:

Governor Jindal said, “This weekend oil began passing through the Rigolets into Lake Pontchartrain.

One day after BP tar balls were found in interior waters and a small part of Lake  Pontchartrain was shut down, Governor
Bobby Jindal blasted the federal government in what could be considered his most stinging criticism of the governmental action since the onset of the oil spill.  In particular, Jindal cited a plan that was rejected which the state and local government  claim would have provided some protection to vulnerable coasts. 

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