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    JBE Claims He Saved $23 Million By Re-Bidding The Flood Recovery Contract…

JBE Claims He Saved $23 Million By Re-Bidding The Flood Recovery Contract…

…that IEM was awarded last week. Remember, this was the contract IEM bid $250 million to perform back in March, and when the bids were opened IEM’s offer was rejected

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    AECOM Files Complaint Over Flood Recovery Contract

AECOM Files Complaint Over Flood Recovery Contract

The flood recovery process continues to be a nightmare for the John Bel Edwards administration. Now the firm that lost the bid to administer that state’s $1.3 billion flood recovery

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    Turns Out IEM Ended Up With The Program Manager Contract Anyway

Turns Out IEM Ended Up With The Program Manager Contract Anyway

Thursday morning Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that IEM, the company which back in March had come in as the lowest bidder under an RFP the state of Louisiana put

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    Graves Proposes Resignation Bet To JBE On Flood Recovery

Graves Proposes Resignation Bet To JBE On Flood Recovery

This is what’s known as putting your money where your mouth is. Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says he will resign if the federal government is the reason flood victims

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    Should We Just Call This Guy John Blanco Edwards Now?

Should We Just Call This Guy John Blanco Edwards Now?

Yesterday, two days after getting raked over the coals by the House Oversight Committee for being completely unprepared and botching the process for federal flood recovery aid, John Bel Edwards

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    VIDEO: JBE Really Didn’t Do Very Well Testifying In Front Of Congress Yesterday

VIDEO: JBE Really Didn’t Do Very Well Testifying In Front Of Congress Yesterday

Something tells us the next time there’s a congressional oversight hearing on flood recovery, John Bel Edwards is going to send some of his people to testify rather than doing

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Can Anybody Explain Why JBE Had The Feds Hold Back The First Tranche Of Flood Relief?

  Can Anybody Explain Why JBE Had The Feds Hold Back The First Tranche Of Flood Relief?

We’ve been trying to figure out the answer to this question more or less all weekend long so as to

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Here’s The Letter Which Got Larry Bankston Appointed To Make Decisions About Flood Recovery Contracts

  Here’s The Letter Which Got Larry Bankston Appointed To Make Decisions About Flood Recovery Contracts

If you’ve read our coverage of the burgeoning disaster that is the Edwards administration’s flood recovery program, and specifically the

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The JBE Flood Recovery Contract Debacle Continues To Deepen, And Now Kennedy Has Weighed In

  The JBE Flood Recovery Contract Debacle Continues To Deepen, And Now Kennedy Has Weighed In

Here’s a monster press release on a subject our readers have a growing familiarity with… U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.)

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Are We Beginning To See Wholesale Corruption Within JBE’s Flood Recovery Contracts?

  Are We Beginning To See Wholesale Corruption Within JBE’s Flood Recovery Contracts?

It’s possible. Here was a statement on Facebook by Baton Rouge’s congressman Garret Graves last week after news broke that

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Is John Kennedy Using The U.S. Senate To Beat On JBE And Run For Governor In 2019?

  Is John Kennedy Using The U.S. Senate To Beat On JBE And Run For Governor In 2019?

Yesterday, Senator John Kennedy (R-Louisiana) announced his Senate committee assignments. Kennedy was placed on committees that will oversee flood recovery

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Kennedy To Edwards: Ban Any Flood Recovery Contracts From Going To Politicians

  Kennedy To Edwards: Ban Any Flood Recovery Contracts From Going To Politicians

John Kennedy, Louisiana’s new U.S. Senator, has vowed that he’ll stay very engaged in political affairs back him in the

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Here’s How Much Of A Clusterf*** The Flood Recovery Is

  Here’s How Much Of A Clusterf*** The Flood Recovery Is

The Times-Picayune had an article today detailing the status of the flood recovery. As you can guess, it’s not going

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The Louisiana GOP Just Trashed Gov. Edwards On His Flood-Recovery Performance

  The Louisiana GOP Just Trashed Gov. Edwards On His Flood-Recovery Performance

Surely the response to this is that it’s partisan politics and nothing else, but our readers are aware that this

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JBE’s Letter To Kennedy Defending His Flood Response, Or Lack Thereof, Is Generating Reverberations

  JBE’s Letter To Kennedy Defending His Flood Response, Or Lack Thereof, Is Generating Reverberations

We touched on this in yesterday’s Hither And Yon at some length, and now that the elections are over you can

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Our Governor’s Performance With Respect To Flood Recovery Is Increasingly Troubling…

  Our Governor’s Performance With Respect To Flood Recovery Is Increasingly Troubling…

…and it doesn’t appear that the state’s media has much interest in holding him accountable. We raise this subject because

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