Posts Tagged ‘Louisiana’

Dec
2015
2

Long-Time IBEW Member Named Louisiana Gov-Elect’s Chief of Staff

Long-Time IBEW Member Named Louisiana Gov-Elect's Chief of Staff
  Just hours after winning the Louisiana governor’s race, John Bel Edwards named his transition team and included a familiar labor face.  State Senator Ben Nevers, a long-time member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) will be his new Chief of Staff when he takes office. Edwards praised Nevers, telling...
Oct
2014
21

“It Is Being Stolen”: Louisiana’s GOP Treasurer Says State Robbing Workers’ Health Plans

  In an op-ed for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Louisiana State Treasurer John Neely Kennedy lays out how legislators “stole” from state workers and cheated retirees out of health coverage in order to put up the facade of a balanced budget.  What is worse is that in the end the taxpayer is on the hook [&hellip...;
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Jan
2014
10

REPORT: Louisiana Regulators Taking Two-Thirds of Campaign Cash from Industries They Regulate

REPORT: Louisiana Regulators Taking Two-Thirds of Campaign Cash from Industries They Regulate
  An investigation into public campaign finance records by the New Orleans Times-Picayune found that Louisiana utility regulators have been receiving two-thirds of their campaign cash from the industries they are elected to regulate.  Louisiana is one of only 11 states that allow voters to elect officials to the state Public Service...
Jun
2013
19

Pair of Plant Explosions Rock Louisiana, Keep OSHA Underfunding Flame Burning

Pair of Plant Explosions Rock Louisiana, Keep OSHA Underfunding Flame Burning
  The Occupational Safety & Health Administration is investigating a plant explosion that killed one worker near Donaldsville, Louisiana, the second of two explosions that rocked the state last weekend. The other blast was in Geismar and claimed two lives. The CF Industries Holdings plant in Donaldsville is the nation’s largest...