Congrats to New Leaders Council Louisiana Fellows Class of 2014

Feb 4, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

The New Leaders Council, an organization devoted to developing the next generation of progressive leadership, has named its 2014 Louisiana fellows. See the list here. "NLC recruits Fellows from outside traditional power structures and equips them with the skills necessary to be civic leaders in their communities and workplaces. Our mission is realized primarily through the NLC Institute; the ...

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Jazz Fest 2014 Line-ups Announced

Jan 27, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Jazz Fest '14 Line-ups Announced! The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has announced the 2014 music line-up! Who are you excited to see? See the lineups here

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Circle Foods Re-Opens

Jan 22, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Access to fresh food affects so many aspects of our lives. Communities can rise and fall on the basis of access to affordable, fresh foods, elements that nourish minds and promote good health. New Orleans has always been a city full of neighborhood grocers, corner stores, and food-centric communities. One of our city's oldest institutions, the Circle Food Store, ...

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“Auditor: Louisiana school voucher program needs better oversight”

Jan 7, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Via Times-Picayune: "Louisiana's controversial school voucherprogram doesn't have enough safeguards to ensure participating private schools spend public money properly and educate the students they admit, legislative auditor Daryl Purpera said in a report Monday. The Louisiana Scholarship Program lets some low-income students attend private school at taxpayer expense. Gov. Bobby Jindal spent the fall defending it nationally after the U.S. Justice ...

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Affordable Care Act Signups Total 6 Million for 2013

Dec 30, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

After a rocky start, the Affordable Care Act has powered through December, passing over one million signups through the Federal website, HealthCare.Gov, alone. State websites also signed up over a million Americans, for a total of two million newly enrolled in private insurance. Over 6 million Americans have gained health insurance, cutting the ranks of national uninsured by 10% ...

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#GetCovered – Buy Insurance Before 12/23/13 To Have Insurance on 1/1/14

Dec 18, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Now that Heathcare.Gov is working well, it's time to #getcovered before the end of the year! If you sign up by December 23rd, you'll have insurance that starts on New Years! Of course, you can continue to shop and search for insurance throughout the spring in order to meet the ACA's requirements, but getting insurance sooner means you'll ...

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Louisianians Getting Bullied By Jindal’s Rejection of Medicaid Expansion

Nov 20, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

I recently penned an Op-Ed discussing the Governor's claim that he was being "bullied" about accepting the expansion of Medicaid health insurance for thousands of Louisianians during the President's recent visit to New Orleans. In the piece, I ask a simple question, "Since when is it "bullying" to plead for elected officials to do the right ...

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Medicaid Expansion

Expanding Medicaid Is Essential For Hundreds Of Thousands Of Louisianians

Nov 11, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Check out this map explaining what it means for states that aren't expanding Medicaid:

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Louisiana Cancer Research Center Now Open

Nov 11, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

The Louisiana Cancer Research Center (LCRC) officially opened its new 10-story, 180,000-square-foot building at 1700 Tulane Avenue in District 5 this month. According to the LCRC, "the state-of-the-art research facility represents Louisiana’s commitment to eradicating cancer among its citizens." It is seated in the burgeoning biomedical corridor inside of New Orleans' BioDistrict.  The LCRC is a ...

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Obama In NOLA: Invest in Infrastructure To Grow Economy

Nov 10, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

While our economy continues its steady recovery, we must take advantage of opportunities to invest for our future. To create jobs and grow our economy, our focus must be on rebuilding and expanding infrastructure to meet the challenges of the 21st century.  On Friday 11/8/13, President Barack Obama visited the Port of New Orleans to drive home this ...

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