LSU must make public names of candidates for university presidency, judge rules — NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune | A court ordered LSU to immediately reveal the names of its candidates for president, in response to a lawsuit by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and The Advocate.
Delgado to build new campus in eastern New Orleans — The Advocate | The new campus will include “a structure and programs that will connect to nearby George Washington Carver High School. Carver students will have the opportunity to participate in dual enrollment programs.”
Damaged coastal neighborhoods worry about tourist season – NYTimes.com | A lot of New Orleanians can relate to these post-disaster circumstances on the East Coast, still picking up from Superstorm Sandy: “In neighborhood after neighborhood, it is harder to find a quart of milk or a slice of pizza, and harder to complete essential services like filling a prescription or cashing a check. Many stores are rushing to reopen before the busy summer season, but others — lacking the money to pay for repairs or entangled in the bureaucracy of recovery programs — have decided to remain closed for good, departures that have sapped neighborhoods of economic life and humming vitality.”
Government & Politics
Require more transparency — DailyComet.com | Editorial supports legislation that would remove the “deliberative process” exception that is often cited by the state’s executive branch to keep government documents from public scrutiny. The Lens examined the issue earlier this year, as did Gambit.
Brown-Vitter Bill creates more problems than it solves – Bank Think Article – American Banker – An analysis of Sen. David Vitter’s “too big to fail” bill to reform large investment banks claims the legislation has many worthwhile ideas, but compliance will be slow and that will reduce the competitiveness of the U.S. financial sector.
Louisiana man arrested twice in one month for video recording cops (Updated) — PINAC – Via the Dead Pelican: Law enforcement keeps expanding use of surveillance technologies, but they don’t seem to like it when citizens do it.
D.A. Cannizzaro says he’s probing sheriff’s deputies, inmates over jail videos — NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune | The Orleans Parish District Attorney is “investigating both deputies and jail inmates over the contents of shocking videos showing inmates shooting up and snorting drugs, unloading a handgun, guzzling cans of beer and, in one case, carousing on Bourbon Street.”
Second line in Marigny protests noise crackdown – FOX 8 WVUE |
“We are the city of jazz, we are the city of music and we’re treating our musicians like complete garbage and it needs to stop,” says Alex Fleming, one of the organizers and a resident of the Bywater.