Gov. Bobby Jindal appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation yesterday along with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The topic of discussion was the state of the Republican Party following major losses in the last two federal elections, and how the party plans to rebuild itself for the future. Jindal preached that the GOP needs to return to its core principles of fiscal responsibility and taking on corruption, while begining to offer positive solutions on issues like health care. “We’ve got to match our actions with our rhetoric,” Jindal said. “When voters tell us that they trust Democrats more to cut their taxes, control spending, that tells you something’s wrong with the Republican Party.” Watch the video of Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer’s interview with Jindal and Gingrich here.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.