Landrieu drops plans to create civic center at former Charity Hospital | The Lens – City Hall will be renovated after the mayor cites financial constraints as the reason for ending his effort to turn the iconic hospital into the new home of government, as well as new digs for Civil District Court. The future of the court remains in flux, though Landrieu envisions keeping it in its current location next to City Hall.
In short, St. Tammany will attempt to block oil drilling, the revenues from which fund 15 percent of Louisiana’s state budget.
One wonders whether Governor Bobby Jindal will consider calling the state legislature back into session to debate adjustments to Louisiana’s budget, perhaps to strip 15 percent of St. Tammany’s state funds for roads, schools, state police, and the like.
Oil industry steers discussion post-session | Houma Today – “[Pro-oil industry] laws endorsed by Gov. Bobby Jindal are almost certainly destined for the courts, and the oil lobby is looking to turn them into election issues this year and next, all the way down the ballot to the local level.”
‘[Orleans Parish Prison guard Tyrell] Sutherland’s criminal conduct jeopardized the safety of his fellow Sheriff’s deputies and the inmates he was entrusted to protect,’ U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite said in a news release. ‘We will not tolerate this type of misconduct that undermines public trust in our law enforcement community.’
Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...
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