Economy

Louisiana Could Soon Have Toll Roads To Drive On
Every year our home state places either first or second in the nation for the worst, lousiest most miserable roads to drive on. Every year. And every year we spend tax payer dollars on things like just GIVING the cast members of Duck Dynasty $70,000 each per episode.  '...
New Orleans Bidding On 2019 Super Bowl
The Big Easy is readying to make its bid on hosting the 2019 Super Bowl, and if they don't nail it, it may be awhile before the biggest sports spectacle in the world returns to Louisiana. Minneapolis and Houston have the next two Super Bowls locked up. 202...
Tax Holiday? No Holiday, No More
Remember when our elected officials were public figures we all knew and recognized? We knew their names and faces,at least, unlike now. NOW, they remain anonymous because when people ask them what they do they say things like "...doorman at a strip club...''...
Job Market Improving For New Grads
Landing a job fresh out of college is tough. It's better, but still no guarantee. Tom Hanson, a recruiting consultant with the Eastman Group, says "So we're looking at probably about a 13% increase in hiring of new grads for companies within the three months." Ha...
Coming Soon To A Billboard Near You
Don't be surprised as you tool around the Ark-La-Tex, prisoner to orange barrels, barn swallows, and 'the land where turn signals go to die', to  see a new billboard or two. Sensible Marijuana Policy for Louisiana has launched a bill board campaign here and in Baton Rouge urging …
Overwhelming Support For Medical Marijuana In Louisiana
 
In a survey of 600 randomly chosen registered voters, 72% said they favor making medical marijuana available to treat a wider variety of ailments, like epilepsy and HIV.  And even more surprising, according to Jesse McCormick, President of the Louisiana Cannabis Association, is that 56% of those sa…
More Layoffs To Hit Our State
The plummeting oil and gas industry delivered another to blow to the Bayou State today when it was announced Houston based Union Tank Car Company will lay off around 244 of it's employees at its Alexandra plant beginning June 24th.  J...

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