Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (5-1-14)

low popahirum louisiana“A Louisiana woman is asking for the public’s help in assisting neighbors to the east that are in serious need after the recent devastating storms that swept across the nation.” – WAFB

“Louisiana Senate President John Alario cannot account for thousands of dollars in spending that could ultimately be owed to his campaign or to taxpayers, according to an examination of financial records by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and WVUE Fox 8 News.” – NOLA.com

“Jindal may be a bloviating four-flusher who puts his own interests first, but the latest employment numbers do seem to give him a legitimate opportunity to crow. And he accepted it avidly, announcing in a news release that for the first ever more than 2 million people have jobs in Louisiana, while our unemployment rate, at 4.5 percent, is the lowest in 17 Southern states.” – James Gill/Baton Rouge Advocate

“The founder of a super PAC supporting U.S. Sen. David Vitter tells a federal judge that Louisiana’s campaign law unconstitutionally limits independent groups’ free speech by limiting each donor to $100,000 over a four-year election cycle.” – WWL-TV

“The formula for a better Louisiana is straightforward, said State Treasurer John Kennedy: The state needs real jobs with a future for adults and a better education for children. ‘You cannot have one without the other,’ he told business leaders Tuesday at the Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development Center.” – Lake Charles American Press

“Speed cameras and other automated speed enforcement devices will be prohibited on Louisiana’s interstates, if Gov. Bobby Jindal agrees to the ban.” – Shreveport Times

“The redevelopment of the former site of the World Trade Center is once again in limbo as the city of New Orleans announced Wednesday (April 30) that it had broken off negotiations with Gatehouse Capital Corp. over financial issues.” – NOLA.com

“Two law professors and a civil lawyer have told a federal judge they feel qualified to oversee implementation of the state’s proposed plan to cool down death row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.” – Houma Courier

“As promised, state Sen. Ben Nevers has rewritten his Medicaid expansion legislation to mirror Gov. Bobby Jindal’s national health care plan. Nevers on Wednesday presented members of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee with a substitute for his Senate Bill 107, which mirrors Jindal’s “America Next” proposal advanced by his Washington, D.C., based nonprofit.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

Lawmakers don’t want to see cigarette butts on Louisiana’s highways. The Senate voted 35-2 Wednesday for a House-approved bill that allows the levying of fines against people who throw cigarettes out their car windows.” – NOLA.com

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