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Ray Garofalo Exposes Chad Lauga - Master Plan on Coastal Restoration

Ray Garofalo exposes Chad Lauga's distortions regarding the State's Master Plan on Coastal Restoration....

The Cost of Labor Compared to Materials

I suppose this is one of those things that has been gnawing at me for a while and it has finally reached some point of manifestation. It may not be completely formed out yet, but it's time to get it down on pen and paper, even if it is electronic. Even with the economic down turn of the last four...

Oppose Louisiana House Bill 1287: Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Commission

Once again, there's that word again to be afraid of - "commission." This time it's to form a commission for the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial. I do believe an organizing-commemoration committee should be formed, but not on the state level. Frankly, I'm surprised Nita and Reed are going along with a bill originally and solely authored by a New Orleans legislator from the Lakeview area.

Why the Homestead Exemption Must Go

Category is Louisiana
The Louisiana Homestead Exemption is an antiquated piece of legislation that hinders the ability of Louisiana to attract new businesses and fund government services. Created back in the days of the Great Depression, the Homestead Exemption has helped make parish assessors some of the strongest government officials within their local parish. Since property taxes were based on the value of...

North versus South, Again.

In a special election to fill State Senate District 20, recently vacated by former Senator Reggie Dupre, State Representative Damon Baldone (District 53), wants to use the difference in voter turnout between those north of the Intracoastal Waterway and those south of it. In an interview with the Tri-Parish Times newspaper, Baldone is claiming low-voter turnout and being the only...

The Role of Local Government

You're at home enjoying the evening. Suddenly you start feeling the pangs of a heart attack. Do you call 911 or check your bank account first? If you answered bank account, it's not because you're worried about a hospital bill, it's because you're worried about a 911 bill. There are certain things that each level of government is suppose to...

Landrieu Comments on Late-Night Release Of National Disaster Housing Strategy

WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., today made the following comments about yesterday's late-night release of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Disaster Housing Strategy (NDHS). In July, FEMA released a version of the NDHS -- 13 months after the legal deadline by which it was required -- with significant shortcomings. In particular, an analysis of the NDHS...

There is No Capitalism Without Capital

Category is Louisiana National
Let me get one thing straight first. We have not had conservative leadership in the White House or Congress since Ronald Reagan left office. You liberals can scream "But you have Bush the Elder and W". Yes, we had both Bush's, but they were simply members of the Republican party and not true conservative leadership. The Economic Growth and Tax...

City of Thibodaux PSA#10

The curfew within the City of Thibodaux and Lafourche Parish has been changed effective immediately from 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. until further notice. Residents returning to the area are encouraged to bring supplies with them and to be as self-sufficient as possible upon return. There are limited resources available for residents expecting to stay in the city. The Lafourche...

City of Thibodaux Announces Closures due to Hurricane Gustav

Thibodaux, LA - August 29, 2008 Due to the potential threat of TS Gustav affecting Lafourche Parish as a Category 3 hurricane as early as Tuesday, September 2nd, Mayor Caillouet of the City of Thibodaux is advising the people of Thibodaux that Parish President Charlotte Randolph has issued a State of Emergency for the Parish of Lafourche including the City...

ST. BERNARD PARISH ANTICIPATES CALLING MANDATORY EVACUATION SOME TIME SATURDAY, AUG. 30 FOR GUSTAV

Parish assisted evacuation for residents with special and medical needs begins Friday, Aug. 29 St. Bernard Parish President Craig P. Taffaro Jr. said Thursday night he anticipates calling a mandatory, parish-wide evacuation for all residents some time Saturday, Aug. 30, in anticipation of Tropical Storm Gustav. Evacuation for residents with special and medical needs, who have registered with the parish,...

MR GO Must GO! Sign Distribution

The MRGO Must Go Coalition is holding a second sign distribution event in the Lower 9th Ward on Wednesday, August 6. Please pass this information on to your contacts. We have several volunteers from the Lower 9, but can always use additional bodies to help out and to make the event more newsworthy. WHAT: MRGO sign distribution/press event WHERE: Corner...

Road Home Tax Fix

Senate Sends to President Housing Bill with Landrieu Road Home Tax Fix Bill includes $1.3 billion in tax relief for the Gulf Coast. WASHINGTON - The United States Senate today sent to the President's desk a housing bill that includes a provision authored by Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., to provide $1.3 billion in tax relief to Gulf Coast homeowners...

The Double Talker

Category is Louisiana
It seems as though Governor Bobby Jindal is exposing himself as quite the double-talker and he can thank his own spineless self for it. Senator Ann Duplessis, Democrat, Senate District 2 (Eastern New Orleans, Holy Cross, and the Lower Ninth Ward) introduced Senate Bill 672 to give Louisiana State Legislators a 300% increase in their base salary. While it is...

Legislative Pay Hike

Although I agree with Bobby Jindal's statement that the Legislature is a separate body, that does not relieve Governor Jindal of his responsibility to maintain the fiscal soundness of the state. As Governor, he is the last line of defense for the people when the Legislature does something as absurd as this pay raise was. Everyone of these legislators knew...

Passage of 2009 Budget Resolution Includes Key Tax Relief Measures for La.

Passage of 2009 Budget Resolution Includes Key Tax Relief Measures for La. Democratic Senate leaders will work on details of Road Home tax fix during Easter recess. WASHINGTON - In a so-called Vote-O-Rama that lasted approximately 15 hours and included 44 record votes, the Senate passed a $3 trillion 2009 Budget Resolution yesterday, 51-44. In addition to a key provision...

LANDRIEU SECURES ROAD HOME TAX FIX IN KEY BUDGET AMENDMENT

LANDRIEU SECURES ROAD HOME TAX FIX IN KEY BUDGET AMENDMENT Works closely with Finance Chairman Max Baucus to include measure in critical tax relief amendment up for vote Thursday. WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., today announced that tax relief for Louisiana Road Home rebuilding grant recipients is part...

Gulf Program Seeks Entries for 2008 Gulf Guardian Awards

Category is Louisiana National Science
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, MS. - The Gulf of Mexico Program is currently soliciting entries for the 2008 Gulf Guardian Awards Program. The entry forms for the award are available online at http://www.epa.gov/gmpo/gulfguard.html. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2008. The Gulf of Mexico Program partnership developed the Gulf Guardian Awards in 2000 as a way to recognize and honor...

FEMA Public Assistance report for Louisiana

Category is Louisiana
Continued Support of Louisiana Recovery FEMA Public Assistance Weekly Update This week, FEMA obligated more than $20 Million in Public Assistance funds to the State of Louisiana.1 Over $8.9 Million in funding was obligated to the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board for costs associated with waste removal and the immediate repair and replacement of necessary equipment. More than $3.1...

Scrapping the Barrel

Category is Louisiana
Today, James Quinn, Executive Director of the Louisiana Republican Party, send out an email with this headline: Embezzlement Alleged at Hildebrand Tewes - Key Boasso Advisor & National Abortion Advocate The email states that a consulting firm being utilized by Gubernatorial candidate Sen. Walter Boasso, Hildebrand Tewes, is caught up in the middle of a $100,000 embezzlement scandal. The embezzlement...
 
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