Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (3-11-14)

As the governor took the podium , he didn’t immediately address what he considers key areas for this year’s session. Instead, he spent the majority of his time applauding past efforts such as creating 80-thousand new jobs and economic growth.” – WAFB

“They came by the hundreds, arriving from all regions of the state to gather on the steps of our Capitol in protest of the Legislature’s long tradition of giving industry the go-ahead to abuse our air, our water and our coastline, all in the name of good economics.” – Lafayette Independent

“The Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Co. will fully restore the iconic neon Coca-Cola sign at the corner of Third and Florida streets.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“It’s the responsibility of these outsiders to show respect to places and people they portray. Unfortunately, for Louisiana’s heel, it might be a long time before it emerges from impact ‘True Detective’ has made.” – Salon

“Here’s our view of the Saints’ five biggest needs when the door is pushed open today:” – WWL-TV

“The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is behind a bill that that would give Louisiana entrepreneurs and small businesses a better shot at securing state contracts.” – NOLA.com

“Riding a wave of publicity after his long-awaited release from state prison, Baton Rouge rapper Torence ‘Lil Boosie’ Hatch announced plans for a new album Monday, saying he had written more than 1,000 tracks while serving more than four years behind bars — including one song he said he wrote with Justin Bieber in mind.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The LSU Flores MBA Program’s overall ranking of 67 on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Business School list was six spots lower than last year, but the program still remains one of the best among business schools.” – NOLA.com

“Stephen Handwerk, executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, criticized blasted Americans for Prosperity for that organization’s stance on reforms to the Biggert-Waters Act that has received widespread bipartisan support.” – KPEL

“Democratic legislative leaders responded to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s opening day speech Monday by saying they want Jindal to spend less time traveling outside the state.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

 

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