Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (1-17-14)

“Loose lips earned the spokesman for Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro a night behind bars on a contempt charge Thursday, but Christopher Bowman managed to avoid jail time with a swift assist from Sheriff Marlin Gusman.” – New Orleans Advocate

“If you’re not on Mitch Landrieu’s team, people say, he’ll fight back by pulling city contracts, removing you from boards and committees, and dressing you down. The mayor says there’s no evidence of such retaliation, and that he’s tangled with entrenched political interests.” – The Lens

Delgado says tax money collected at major shopping centers in unincorporated areas rightfully belongs to the entire parish. ‘The income [mostly] is earned in the city,’ he says. ‘They spend it where the malls are. That doesn’t mean that it’s somehow more St. George money than it is Baton Rouge money. It’s all EBR money, and it should be that way.'” – Baton Rouge Business Report

“U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu announced Thursday that the bill funding the government for Fiscal Year 2014 includes many Louisiana defense priorities she championed including the Youth ChalleNGe program.” – ArkLaTex Homepage

“’Every time he mocks the leaders of this movement, we get more signatures and money donated,’ Rainey said.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“It’s one of the most hotly contested races in Orleans Parish, and Thursday night, candidates in the sheriff’s race are speaking out.” – WWL-TV

“Francis, according to the release, pleaded guilty to one count of introducing a misbranded drug into interstate commerce. That drug was ‘Mr. Miyagi,’ a form of synthetic marijuana sold at the local head shop Curious Goods and throughout the southeast between Louisiana and Florida. Francis’ role in the conspiracy was through his ownership of the Retail Compliance Association, which advised retailers of synthetic marijuana on how to effectively package their products in order to side-step state and federal laws banning the sale of the substance.” – Lafayette Independent

“Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been named a captain for the 2014 Pro Bowl, according to the team’s website.” – WAFB

“With Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden term limited—and presumably still interested in running for lieutenant governor in 2015—Senate President Pro Tem Sharon Weston Broome is emerging as a strong contender to run for the helm of the city-parish.” – LAPolitics.com

“In September she got the first cancellation letter from her first company which was New York Life, saying that they were going out of business in Louisiana. Being enrolled in the Louisiana high risk pool, at the time, two weeks later she received her current coverage cancellation letter. That letter stated that her high risk pool was going out of business in Louisiana. They could not continue her coverage because they were closing their pool because of the ACA, more commonly known as Obamacare.” – Shreveport Times

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