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 @ LaPolitics.com: "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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KCP Celebrates Gaines as Peoples’ Health Champion at Saints Game

Aug 15, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

During tonight's preseason dome opener, we will celebrate acclaimed Louisiana author Ernest Gaines as a Peoples' Health Champion. Born and raised in rural Louisiana, Gaines ed poverty and lack of opportunity at age 15 when he moved to the West Coast and immersed himself in writing. After earning literary grants and fellowships, he published such celebrated works ...

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Poverty Still Pervasive Among NO Public School Kids

Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

The new school year begins with NOLA public school kids still suffering from high levels of poverty. According to the Cowen Institute, "New Orleans public schools are among the highest in the nation for its percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-priced lunch (FRL)."  Read more about the issue here.   

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HHS awards $54.6m from ACA for mental health; 2 grants in NOLA

Jul 31, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

The Federal Department of Health and Human Services just awarded over $54m in mental health service funding through the Affordable Care Act and two New Orleans centers have been named as awardees. Excelth and Marillac Community Health Center (Daughters of Charity) are among the 221 centers nationwide receiving mental health grants for community health care services. From ...

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Smoke-Free Week In New Orleans

Jul 23, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Did you know that over 100 bars in New Orleans are smoke-free? A partnership between Healthier Air for All, the office of Councilmember Latoya Cantrell, and the Foundation for Louisiana's Cultural Economy is bringing a week full of events focusing on bringing smoke-free spaces to Louisianians. First, some facts on smoking and its danger to our ...

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