|Can public agencies legally hire lobbyists?
March 16, 2012 at 10:23 am
According to a story in the Times-Picayune, the Port of South Louisiana is hiring two lobbyists for its staff. See story here.
|Eliminating mid-year budget cuts
January 13, 2012 at 10:05 am
Mid-year budget cuts to state agencies in recent years have become chronic. Whenever a problem becomes chronic it is time to do something about it.
|Does appointment meet legal requirements?
December 22, 2011 at 10:34 am
St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis was just appointed as the new head of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness ("GOHSEP").
|Was Jena really a tourist attraction?
October 11, 2007 at 10:49 am
Was Jena really a tourist attraction?
|Economy sick when government is the top employer
October 04, 2007 at 7:02 am
According to the story from the Associated Press, while overall job growth in LA has slowed, government job growth (particularly state government) continues to lead all other job producing segments of the economy.
|State should take action against corruption, too
August 23, 2007 at 10:00 am
Another part of the legacy of the Blanco Administration was unveiled last week. It is one of corruption.
|Government grows in Louisiana
August 02, 2007 at 3:44 pm
According to an Associated Press story: "The fastest growing segment of the economy over the past year has been state government, which added 8,900 jobs: 1,800 more than in the petroleum sector, construction and manufacturing combined."
|Recovery czar wants to turn New Orleans East into a fish farm
July 25, 2007 at 2:51 pm
In a published news story, the Recovery Czar of New Orleans, Dr. Ed Blakely, made what I thought was a ridiculous suggestion for economic development in New Orleans.
|Crackpot - or ahead of his time? When it comes to ED BLAKELY you be the judge!
April 18, 2007 at 2:07 pm
According to published reports, New Orleans Recovery Czar Dr. Ed Blakely believes the destruction of The Big Easy was a “natural event” and the result of Global Warming.
|Road Home Web site hasn't been updated in a week
March 29, 2007 at 1:02 pm
There seems to be no way for citizens to monitor and hold Governor Blanco's Road Home Program accountable.
|Murder madness in New Orleans just won't stop
February 07, 2007 at 3:03 pm
New Orleans has just recorded its 21st murder in the first 35 days of the year - and the third murder in one weekend.
|Thank God for that state next door
January 31, 2007 at 1:53 pm
U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, D-LA made the following statement on WWL-TV in New Orleans:
|Murder madness in N.O. ... you don’t know the half of it
January 24, 2007 at 1:53 pm
As of this writing, 15 murders have been reported in New Orleans in the first 21 days of the year. At that rate the city is on its way to over 350 murders in 2007. There were three more shootings over the weekend, but as far as we know all three victims remain alive.
|Media can help stop the murder madness in New Orleans
January 17, 2007 at 1:25 pm
On Saturday night there was another murder in New Orleans. That would make the 10th or 11th murder, depending on who is counting (and what one considers a murder), since the beginning of the year.
|The Watch Dog
January 10, 2007 at 3:26 pm
The crime problem in New Orleans can be rationalized and denied by the public officials in New Orleans, but they are fooling no one, including the people who live in the city.
|SOLVE your own problems and leave GOV’T out of it
January 05, 2007 at 10:18 am
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
|Bigger share of oil and gas tax revenues up for grabs - but will LA get them?
December 01, 2006 at 10:40 am
Put aside the folly of calling an "Extraordinary Session" of the lege in the midst of the Christmas Holidays. Put aside the folly of calling the session to extend over two weekends during which the lege is loathed to work. Put aside Governor Blanco's refusal to call an emergency session of the lege following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Put aside the lack of a specific plan of action going into a Special Session.
|Another BIG BIZ bites the dust
November 29, 2006 at 12:44 pm
Nobody seems to care about the fact that one of the two Fortune 500 companies headquartered in LA is leaving the state. We’ve learned that Freeport Copper and Gold is leaving for Phoenix.
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Parish plans to go out for bids next month for Willowridge levee - 656 views
St. Charles Parish plans to go out for construction bids next month on the first phase of the Willowridge levee, assuming a judge rules in the parish’s favor regarding a portion of the land needed for the project.
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