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: NOPD 2nd District: NOPD 1st District: NOPD 8th District: 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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Thank You Dr. Francis!

Sep 4, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Today, Dr. Norman Francis, acclaimed leader of Xavier University of New Orleans announced he will retire at the end of this school year. Dr. Francis' impact on Xavier, on New Orleans, and especially on African-Americans stands alone. He has served as president of Xavier University for more than 44 years, growing the institution into a nationally-recognized academy of ...

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ALFORD: For Health Care Woes, Jindal Prescribes Confusion

Sep 2, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

From Jeremy Alford @ "You should not drive or operate heavy machinery while attempting to understand the health care decisions made in recent years by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration. Nor should you mix the resulting news coverage with alcohol (actually, that might not be a terrible idea). Side effects may include headaches, feelings of despair, ...

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Peterson On Rev. Avery Alexander

Aug 27, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

"I've predicated my career in service on the legacy of Rev. Alexander and his passion for justice, equality, and our community. I've been proud to have the opportunity to honor his legacy in a variety of ways, including renaming I-10 from the Parish line to the Crescent City Connection as the "Avery C. Alexander Expressway," ...

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