This has been a banner month for criminal investigations into Louisiana political figures. The summer of sleaze could lead the way for ethics reform and Legislative action to make it less easy to fleece taxpayers.
The governor's race is getting most of the attention, but it will be interesting to see what happens to Commissioner of Agriculture Bob Odom, Attorney General Charles Foti and State Sen. Cleo Fields. Also: Weiss is ready for the challenge of leading the Paul M. Hebert Law Center and honors for Mayor Kip Holden and sports foundation head Jerry Stovall.
Sometimes, women opt out of full-time, fast-track careers to spend more time with their families. Men opt out, too, more often to start their own businesses. And then there are those rare birds who opt out because they want a career—no matter how drastic the pay cut—that contributes to the greater good.
Gonzales’ mayor exercises his first veto in 23 years on an additional payment to the city’s bond counsel for his work on the Cabela’s project—perhaps preventing three councilmen from committing malfeasance.