Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (7-31-14)

“Congressman Steve Scalise officially takes the role of House Majority Whip today.” – WWL-AM

“The Marigny homeowner who shot an unarmed teenager on his property last year and was subsequently suspended from his job with the city is getting a clean slate at City Hall and back pay.” – Fox 8 Live

“Thousands of shoppers statewide will be headed to stores Friday and Saturday seeking to take advantage of a state sales tax holiday that, in effect, cuts many prices 4 percent.” – Monroe News-Star

Nearly half of the men in East Baton Rouge Parish lean to the right politically, compared to about a third of the women in the parish, a survey of parish public opinion says.” – NOLA.com

“East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney Mary Roper, Assistant Parish Attorney Tedrick Knightshead and now retired Assistant Parish Attorney James Hilburn were ordered into federal court Wednesday by Judge Brian Jackson to provide an answer as to why the parish attorney’s office missed filing deadlines.” – WAFB

Miles entertained more than 400 Rotary Club members and guests at Boudreaux’s in Baton Rouge, touching on LSU’s quarterback battle, a possible new dining hall for athletes and star rookie running back Leonard Fournette.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Almost all New Orleans- and Baton Rouge-area schools with top scores on national Advanced Placement tests are long-time high achievers. The Louisiana Department of Education announced top performers in both systems in advance of comprehensive 2013-14 AP scores that are to be released Thursday.” – NOLA.com

“Members of the state Water Resources Commission have been told the state will need to find up to $900,000 a year to extend its groundwater monitoring program past 2015.” – Shreveport Times

“Venezuela’s state-owned oil company is reportedly seeking a buyer for Citgo Petroleum Corp., which owns a refinery in Lake Charles, in a deal that may be worth as much as $15 billion. The Lake Charles refinery is the fourth-largest in the United States, capable of processing 425,000 to 440,000 barrels of oil per day, according to Citgo.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“But with neighborhood shootings a regular occurrence in St. Roch, why should it take the mugging of two white men to get the community marching — not to mention a flurry of news cameras, New Orleans City Councilman Jared Brossett and a fleet of police officers, including New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Ronal Serpas, on the scene?” – New Orleans Gambit

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