"Thanks to the Knight Foundation for this 'knot-hole' [The Vault] through which we, the unwashed, can peer to see just how our tax dollars are being spent by City Hall. Please keep up the good work."
—Eugene B. Kordahl
James Gill: Graves shows why lawsuit is needed | The Advocate – Gill gives the “treatment”, as I call his wry analysis, to Gov. Bobby Jindal and coastal czar Garret Graves. He says their arguments against the local flood authority’s lawsuit against oil and gas companies actually prove the opposite: that the suit should be expanded and pursued at the state level.
Government & Politics
Health insurance policy costs explained | The New Orleans Advocate – Despite prolonged and intense opposition, health plans available under the Affordable Care Act will soon be introduced. This article breaks down examples of a sliding scale of premium rates based on coverage level and income. Says U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu: “This is great news for the 800,000 uninsured people in Louisiana who will now be able to shop for quality … affordable health care in the new marketplaces.”