Statement on Governor’s Upcoming Political Prayer Rally at LSU

Dec 18, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Senator Karen Carter Peterson’s statement on Governor Jindal’s upcoming Political Prayer Rally on LSU’s campus sponsored by the American Family Association (AFA): “Holding a political rally sponsored by an organization that has been classified as a “hate group” runs counter to Louisiana’s values of tolerance and inclusion. Moreover, the intolerant views held by the AFA in ...

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“4 New Studies Show Obamacare Is Working Incredibly Well”

Dec 12, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

In short?: 1. Increasing access to the uninsured. 2. Reducing overall health-care costs. 3. Reducing hospital errors. 4. Increasing Insurance competition. Read more here.

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Problems With The Truth

Nov 25, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Eventually the truth catches up to everyone, even our Governor. No matter how far he flies from Louisiana, or what state he is in, the facts follow him. His administration's repeated attempts to evade responsibility for their budget mismanagement are falling short. The misleading projections, obfuscations, gimmicks, and patchwork fixes are now wearing thin. Lies cannot lead ...

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Billing rape victims for medical exams is immoral: A letter to the editor

Oct 19, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

"Rape is among the most terrible of crimes. The physical, emotional and psychological tolls can last a lifetime. For victims in Louisiana, it is even worse. Recent reports indicate that Louisiana rape victims face the obscenity of being billed for the medical treatment they receive after their assault. Worse, limitations placed on financial relief from ...

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New Orleans Night Out Against Crime Events for 2014

Oct 14, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Check out these great NOLA Night Out Against Crime events all over District 5. We've ordered them by NOPD district. NOPD 6th District: http://www.nola.gov/nopd/documents/6th-district-night-out-against-crime-party-locatio/ NOPD 2nd District: http://www.nola.gov/nopd/documents/2nd-district-night-out-against-crime-party-locatio/ NOPD 1st District: http://www.nola.gov/nopd/documents/1st-district-night-out-against-crime-party-locatio/ NOPD 8th District: http://www.nola.gov/nopd/documents/8th-district-night-out-against-crime-party-locatio/ Find your NOPD District Here:

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The Real Nightmare of Jindalcare: Cancelled Policies, Spiraling Costs

Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

By now, you have no doubt heard of a formerly obscure state department called the Office of Group Benefits (OGB). For thousands of state employees and retirees, OGB is the primary point for health care access and service. The extraordinary, and gratifying, fact about OGB was that for many years, it operated with a budget ...

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Louisiana, Are You Registered To Vote?

Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Are you registered to vote? Find out here via the Secretary of State: If you know your voter registration information, choose "By Voter" where you can supply your first and last names, and either your month and year of birth or your zip code. If you do not remember your voter registration information, choose "By Address" where you ...

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Information on OGB Privatization from the Division of Admin

Oct 3, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

The Division of Administration, under pressure from Legislators, released the following information on the privatization of OGB. I've reprinted it here for your reference: Request for Proposal for Actuarial Services Buck Consultants Contract and Amendments Buck Consultants FY15 Letter on Fund Balance Buck Consultants Rate Adjustments Memorandum Rate Recommending Supporting Spreadsheets Proposed OGB Organization Chart and Reporting Structure Louisiana Statute Governing OGB Louisiana ...

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Women Candidates Still Rare, But That May Change

Sep 30, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Our representative democracy doesn't look very representative, especially here in Louisiana. Women make up 55% of registered voters in Louisiana. But we certainly don't represent 55% of the elected officials. In fact, the Louisiana Legislature is only 11.8% female. That's nearly half the national rate, which is still a disappointing 24.2% female over all 50 state legislatures. There ...

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President Clinton in New Orleans

Sep 22, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Had a chance to catch up with the 42nd President of the United States in New Orleans! President Clinton was in NOLA to support Mary Landrieu's reelection campaign. You can read more about it here. You can help support Mary Landrieu here. Check out some of the pics from the event: [gallery type="slideshow" ids="5969,5970,5971,5978,5979" orderby="rand"]

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