Louisiana politics columnist John Maginnis, citing sources, is reporting that Jim Bernhard, who recently sold his mega construction company the Shaw Group, is awaiting a call from Vice President Joe Biden about accepting the post as secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

secession_carouselOh, boo hoo! We couldn’t try on the Mittens so let’s secede from the United States!

Jerry Luke LeBlanc, UL Lafayette's vice-president of administration and finance, is among the 15 members selected by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana to advise and help fashion the nonprofit's stances on tax reform going into next year's Legislative Session.

After a shake-up on the House budget committee, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration is returning to lawmakers to ask permission to outsource a state employee health insurance plan.

citizens_carouselLouisiana’s state-run property insurer of last resort is $56 million in the red.

BP and attorneys for businesses and people who lost money in the Gulf oil spill urged a federal judge Thursday to give his final approval to a class-action settlement.

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration has chosen a private company to help devise a strategy for improving collection of millions of dollars in unpaid debts owed to state agencies.

Man shares story of his fight to bring down the synthetic drug trade, starting with the Curious Goods conspirators, whom he believes responsible for his 14-year-old son's death.

10_things_carousel_110912Here’s your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.
“I am looking forward to working with Hilda Rose Daigre Curry for fiscal responsibility. Other than that, she can kiss my a--.”

“It is not sound fiscal policy to pay more for services while laying off 177 individuals. These documents prove that we are not saving the state any money.”

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