Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (7-21-14)

“LSU coach Les Miles participated in the ‘Car Wash’ at ESPN today, appearing across the network giving interviews on various ESPN shows.” – NOLA.com

“East Baton Rouge Parish’s chapter of the Republican Party came out late Sunday against a proposal to reduce the number of East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members from 11 to a smaller number.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Just two months after one survey said Shreveport-Bossier was miserable, a new study says it is one of the happiest places in the United States.” – Shreveport Times

“With only weeks left before summer recess, Louisiana lawmakers are divided over whether Congress should reauthorize the Export-Import Bank that helps companies in Louisiana and across the country export products overseas.” – Monroe News-Star

Their parallel rise began in the late 1990s, when Kevin McCarthy, the national chairman of the Young Republicans, became good pals with Steve Scalise, a local leader in Louisiana.” – POLITICO

“A debris removal contractor’s lawsuit against Livingston Parish threatens to turn parish politics on its head in the wake of an arbitration ruling denying the parish’s $59 million claim for Hurricane Gustav cleanup costs.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Edwards laughed that off, saying: ‘All I know is there’s nine Republicans in the race and me. That makes it almost a fair fight.'” – NOLA.com

“The South Lafourche Levee District plans to finish raising the levees protecting Larose to Golden Meadow in the coming year.” – WDSU

“State officials contend Maletica V. Ferguson opened The Best Tax Service in Baton Rouge and offered patrons a deal that couldn’t be beat: She guaranteed they would receive a tax refund. How did she do it? By reporting business losses. The problem? Some of her clients didn’t own businesses.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Book keeping for an Orleans Parish Civil District Court fund was off by nearly $340,000 in 2013, according to a recently released audit.” – NOLA.com

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