Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (4-15-14)

“The Louisiana Senate has agreed to prohibit unmanned aircraft from flying over chemical plants, water treatment systems, telecommunications networks and other items considered ‘critical infrastructure’ in Louisiana.” – WBRZ

“Disgraced Congressman Vance McAllister is learning painfully that being an outsider can work well in politics, but that being a pariah does not so much. The political establishment is coming down hard on him after the video of his long embrace with a female staffer was leaked to the world last week.” – John Maginnis/LAPolitics.com

“A bill that would put a moratorium on city incorporation efforts will be amended so it’s no longer retroactive, and would give the St. George effort in East Baton Rouge Parish until the end of this year to get the proposed new city to an election.” – NOLA.com

“Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, told the Baton Rouge Press Club today that he’s willing to amend Senate Bill 674, which would retroactively impose a two-year moratorium on the incorporation of new municipalities beginning on Jan. 1 of this year—such as the proposed city of St. George—to allow those behind the local incorporation effort to hold a vote during the moratorium.” – Baton Rouge Business Report

Governor Jindal explains why he is calling for embattled Congressman Vance McAllister to resign, but is not connecting McAllister’s act of infidelity with republican senator David Vitter’s prostitution scandal. At a press conference Monday, Jindal was asked why republicans were not calling for Vitter’s resignation in 2007.” – Louisiana Radio Network

“U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., continued to dodge constituents Monday, ditching a scheduled appearance at the North Central Louisiana Tea Party meeting in Ruston in favor of family counseling.” – Alexandria Town Talk

“But Edwards suggested that McAllister might not be able to overcome his issues the way the former governor has, because McAllister’s real sin was misleading voters.” – The Hill

Louisiana ranked 29th in 2014 economic outlook competitiveness ranking, according to the newest edition of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s ‘Rich States, Poor States’ report.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Beat up for months by a series of expensive negative ads financed by conservative advocacy groups, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s campaign is out Tuesday with its own new TV ad boosting her efforts on behalf of the oil and gas industry.” – NOLA.com

“Two women whose daughters were killed in traffic accidents pleaded with Louisiana lawmakers Monday to spend more on cable median barriers that could have prevented the fatal collisions.” – Alexandria Town Talk

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