Ethics chairman says Jindal made system ‘convoluted and crippled’
The chairman of the state Board of Ethics Monday told the Baton Rouge Press Club he believes the administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal, in shifting power from the board to administrative law judges, left Louisiana’s system of administering and enforcing ethics laws in a shambles, according to The Advocate. “This is a convoluted and crippled ethics system we have today,” Frank Simoneaux is quoted as saying. “It does not make sense. It does not work well.”
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.