For those wondering about the most recent constitutional amendment all alone on the November 19th ballot, it was no accident that legislators chose to have voters consider it apart from the amendments on the October ballot. This favor to real estate agents to pushed for the amendment prohibiting a tax that doesn't even exist in Louisiana, proves that no special interest is too special for this current legislature, according to Times Picayune columnist James Gill. Read more about what he calls "silly amendments" that cost taxpayers millions to put on the ballot at the link below.
Attorneys in Florida who are representing about 100 workers who did not receive their awards, joined a growing chorus of complaintants saying some
materials sent to the foundation by workers came back to the workers unopened. Ken Feinberg, appointed by BP and President Obama to handle the claims, said he sent 6,000 claims to the foundation, of which only 755 were paid. Read more at the link below.
Senator Mary Landrieu had some harsh words for Governor Bobby Jindal, who she claims fumbled the ball on failing to provide the information needed for the state to compete for $80 million in grants that would provide internet service to rural Louisiana and $60 million in grants for early childhood education. The Jindal administration has defended its position, saying federal dollars come with strings attached. Landrieu pointed out that another state will now benefit from the more than $140 in grant funding that she and others worked to get for Louisiana.