IEEFA Says Formosa Plastics Plant Not Financially Viable

March 26, 2021

In a March 23rd article, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said that Formosa’s new plastic plant being built in “Cancer Alley” in St. James Parish, would not be financially sustainable, writing, “IEEFA finds that the project will begin operations at a time of market oversupply, lower petrochemical prices, strong competition for market […]


State Senators Troy Carter and Karen Carter Peterson Will Compete in Runoff Election for LA US House Seat

March 21, 2021

  Tonight, state Senators Karen Carter Peterson and Troy Carter received the most votes out of a field of 15 candidates in Louisiana’s second congressional district race. Another reliable source, Dave Wasserman with The Cook Political Report has also made this projection. Because no candidate obtained over 50 percent of the vote in the special […]


LA Congressional Candidate Desiree Ontiveros Discusses Pressing Issues in Interview With Big Easy Magazine

March 17, 2021

Desiree Ontiveros is one of several candidates running to fill Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district seat that was recently vacated by Congressman Cedric Richmond when he accepted a role as Senior Advisor in the Biden Administration. The special primary election will be held on March 20, and early voting is currently underway through March 12. If […]


Governor Edwards Criticizes Lafayette Mayor-President’s “Failure of Leadership” on Mask Mandate

February 21, 2021

Governor John Bel Edwards made the news on Friday when he criticized Lafayette’s city government concerning their mask mandate vote. In a live interview with the Washington Post’s opinion columnist, Karen Tumulty, he was asked, “…Governor Edwards, you’ve had some push back on this mask mandate. The Lafayette City Council voted to reject it. What […]


New Orleans Mayor’s Office Expands Rental Assistance Program

February 18, 2021

With COVID-19 still causing economic woes, many New Orleanians have been out of work and are having great difficulty paying their bills. The largest bill for many people is rent. For those who have been worrying about how they’re going to pay their rent, the Mayor’s Office may have good news. Writing on Twitter they […]


The Raso Report: A Deep Dive Into Pothole Park

February 8, 2021

  Another day, another beautiful homegrown pothole in New Orleans. But unlike other potholes, this one is special. The Montegut Springs Unnatural Monument has sprung up, on the 1000th block of, where else, Montegut Street. Brought to you by the New Orleans Sinkhole and Water Board, and much admired by the local citizens, the Montegut […]


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