Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (3-6-14)

“The conclusion is obvious. Both Landrieu and Hagan have avoided Obama when he visited their states. This indicates that they are not members of the Obama fan club. Why make this counter-intuitive vote? Because they want jobs in the Obama Administration after they are defeated in November. Rather than making a vote for the benefit of the voters back home, they made their vote to curry favor with Obama.” – RedState

“Baton Rouge rapper Torence ‘Lil’ Boosie’ Hatch was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola on Wednesday night — and not even Hatch knew how close he was to freedom until about an hour before he got out.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“After a four-day search for missing University of New Orleans student Hayley Howard, 19, authorities found a body in her submerged car Wednesday when they pulled it from the Irish Bayou at the edge of Lake Pontchatrain.” – NOLA.com

“A Baton Rouge company hopes to bring new life to the former site of Six Flags in New Orleans East, which has been closed and blighted since Hurricane Katrina” – WWL-TV

“The upcoming session of the Louisiana Legislature could very well bring the strongest LGBT agenda the state has ever seen. Bills have already been filed or will soon be introduced to usher in new anti-discrimination laws protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination, reversing the state’s bans against sodomy, adding new protections for bullying in schools and erasing perceived biases in housing.” – New Orleans Gambit

Landry said his decision to join the race for attorney general stems from the energy renaissance occurring across the nation. He said its impact will have positive effects on the state, and he wants to make sure Louisiana ‘gets it right’ as opportunities are expected to arise that have not been available since 1970.” – Tri-Parish Times

“Gov. Bobby Jindal’s former chief of staff, Paul Rainwater, says he’s opening his own lobbying and consulting firm.” – Shreveport Times

“East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Bernard Taylor has a plan to fight off charter school competition by creating autonomous schools that operate as part of the school system.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The initial details of Taylor’s plan were released this week and will be discussed at Thursday’s board meeting. He calls for the district to put out a request for proposals to outside groups, including charter operators, teacher’s groups, universities, existing faculty and others. The RFP would ask for ideas for how to run one of East Baton Rouge’s C, D or F-rated schools, or one of its Superintendent’s Academies, which are alternative schools.” – NOLA.com

“The Federal Flood Insurance program is a big win for the state, according to Louisiana lawmakers.” – WAFB

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