US Senator Mary Landrieu, D-LA, in a telephone interview from Capitol Hill.
Louisiana’s Democratic US Senator Mary Landrieu says talks are under way in the nation’s capital to end the partial government shutdown. Those behind-the-scenes discussions aren’t getting much traction.
This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer tackles the tough topic of the “New Iraq,” sharing the statistics of the most recent deaths this year.
In Bad Banks news, the British watchdog group Financial Conduct Authority has found that some small businesses have been defrauded by leading banks.
In the Apologies of the Week, Senator Ted Cruise apologizes to veterans, Beanie Baby creator H. Ty. Warner, students at Ole Miss University, Houston police, North Wales police, Chef Bourdon, and the retailer Hobby Lobby.
The head of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans is extending an invitation to veterans groups that might find themselves unable to hold planned events at federal memorial sites or parks due to the government shutdown.
Museum chief executive Gordon H. Mueller notes in an emailed statement that the museum — an independent nonprofit operation — is not subject to the federal government shutdown.
Today on Le Show, Harry Shearer takes the university town of Oxford, England by storm. The on air personality pokes fun at the academics on Oxford’s campus characterizing them as brains by day, drunks by night. Shearer turns his attention to the Libor Scandal comparing the likeliness of prosecution to that of JP Morgan officials. In U.S. news, the public in the Bonneville area have been warned not to eat the fish from the dam due to contaminants in the fish.
Governor Bobby Jindal vowed not to raise taxes, of any type. Instead, he has maintained the budget with spending cuts, meaning deep cuts in areas like higher education and health care.
Tyler Bridges — a reporter at The Lens, New Orleans’ investigative newsroom — has been looking into another way the governor has been able to balance the budget. Bridges says Jindal has largely drained public funds for economic development, taking hundreds of millions from the Rainy Day fund and the so-called "mega-development" fund.
A bill making its way through the Louisiana Legislature would let Cajun citizens celebrate their ancestry by customizing their driver's license, adding the phrase "I'm a Cajun" below their photograph.
It would cost $5 to add the message; the money would go toward "scholarships distributed by the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana, a program promoting French language and culture in the state," reports NOLA.com.
Gov. Bobby Jindal will address the state legislature today at 1 p.m.
The governor is expected to talk about his tax proposals, including the elimination of the state income tax and an increase in sales taxes to make up the difference. His proposals have run into strong opposition from the public and from the legislature.