Lobbyists are an integral part of the legislative process. But what do they actually do – besides stand around in the hallways and talk?
“We, as individuals, represent trade associations, companies, individual public groups. We’re their voice and their ears to keep them advised on their legislative issues.”
So says Randy Haynie, considered the “dean” of Louisiana lobbyists. A fixture at the Capitol since 1980, his clients include pharmaceutical companies, banks, Blueprint Louisiana, and the New Orleans Saints. He’s effective; credited with getting his client, Harrah’s, the land-based casino deal in New Orleans in the late 1990s.
The 2014-15 New Orleans Pelicans extended season ended on Saturday night. Not with a bang, nor a whimper, but with a splash.
The Splash Brothers, that is. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson — the Golden State Warriors’ backcourt beasts — combined for 64 points in a 109-98 drubbing of the Pelicans here in New Orleans, taking the first round playoff series in four games.
The full 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals issues unanimous ruling.
A federal appeals court in New Orleans has ruled the family of a teenager shot and killed in Mexico by a Border Patrol agent who fired across the Texas line cannot sue in a US court. The Justice Department had ruled the agent did not break any laws.
Dalynn Hoch, CFO of Zurich North America, and Donna Fiedorowicz, of the PGA Tour, at Executive Women's Day, sponsored by Astellas Pharma US, at the opening day of the 2015 Zurich Classic.
Women executives gathered at the Zurich PGA Classic on Monday — not for a round of golf, but for a panel discussion on how to succeed in business. Two had some advice for making sure women get paid as much as their male colleagues.