Colbert Cracks Audience up With Louisiana Chicken Boxing Jokes

By Michelle Souther in Louisiana Radio Network Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert poked some fun at the Louisiana Legislature on his show Wednesday night over one lawmaker’s fight to keep the sport of chicken boxing alive. Opelousas Senator Elbert Guillory opposes a bill that would expand Louisiana’s ban on cockfighting. “Senator Guillory explained that the chickens …

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Senator JP Morrell Announces Winners of Student Essay Contest

Sen. Morrell to present Kindle Fires to Winners Tomorrow NEW ORLEANS (January 21, 2014) – State Senator JP Morrell, District 3, announced the winners of his holiday essay contest today. The Senator will visit schools to present the winners with Kindle Fires tomorrow. WHAT: Student Essay Winner Award Presentations WHEN: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 (throughout …

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Sen. Morrell Urges Gov. Jindal to Act on Amoeba

From Ragusa Consulting Two Ameba Instances Prompt Morrell to Call for State Action BATON ROUGE (Oct. 9, 2013) – Senator Jean Paul “JP” Morrell (LA District 3), whose senate district includes St. Bernard Parish, sent the following letter to Governor Jindal calling for State action to ensure the safety of municipal water supplies. Letter from …

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Post-Katrina New Orleans School Firings Wrongful

By The Associated Press In New Orleans City BusinessWatch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015) Thousands of New Orleans school employees were wrongfully fired after Hurricane Katrina scattered the populations and shut down the city and its schools, a Louisiana judge ruled today. Judge Ethel Simms Julien awarded more than $1 million to seven people …

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Legislators Want Answers on Louisiana Jobs Program

By Ed Anderson in The Times-Picayune  A joint Louisiana House-Senate committee Wednesday approved minor changes to rules governing the way the state rebates money to businesses that create well-paying jobs, although officials of the program could not say how many jobs have been created and at what cost. LeuAnne Greco, executive counsel forLouisiana Economic Development, …

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Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Tax Credits Vetoed by Bobby Jindal. Why? No, Really. Why?

From CenLamar.com Tax breaks for bottled water, remediation of hazardous waste “brownfields” sites and energy efficient appliance purchases by elderly residents have been jettisoned by Gov. Bobby Jindal. There’s a lot to parse here, and I’ll leave the dissection of Kentwood water and grandma’s Energy Star appliances to other commenters. But I’d be willing to bet that …

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Defiant Lawmakers, School Officials Vow to Keep SUNO Alive

By John Pope From The Times-Picayune  A day after the state Board of Regents voted to consolidate Southern University and the University of New Orleans, a ribbon-cutting ceremony at SUNO on Wednesday turned into a show of determination to keep the school open. After a procession of school officials and legislators had received strong applause …

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