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Louisiana Has Second Worst State Economy in the U.S., Report Says


The strength of the economy is an oft-discussed topic — whether on the national stage or a citywide level, the quality of life for every resident is dependent upon the state of its economic livelihood. According to a new study, Louisiana ranked second to last in the country, beating out only West Virginia for economic strength. 


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Salty on All Sides as Airbnb Legalization Changes Flavor of NOLA Tourism



In 2015, a record-setting 9.78 million visitors travelled to the Crescent City, contributing over seven billion dollars to the New Orleans economy. It was a 3.5 percent increase in tourist spending in comparision to the record set the year prior, according to numbers released by the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau. With all of that traffic in and out, and the Big Easy's reputation as a welcoming — if somewhat lawless — playground, long-term residents often get left holding the bag. One area of particular concern has been the rise of vacation rental platforms like Airbnb across the city, designed to give travelers a more “authentic” experience. Following many months of public forums, the oft-debated series of city ordinances are now in place.


1,500 Economists to President Trump: Immigrants Are Good for the U.S. Economy


In an open letter to President Trump and top congressional leaders published Wednesday (4.12), nearly 1,500 economists from across the country stressed the important role that foreign-born residents have in the United States economy. Pledging support in the letter were top economists from Louisiana State University, Tulane, and University of New Orleans, as well as several hundred other leaders in their field. 


Bobby J and Malloy Feud in Connecticut


Governor Bobby Jindal says that he must “think and pray” before he decides whether he is running for President. However, he’s spent several years making frequent out of state trips like a candidate for POTUS. Bobby J’s journeys have not fared well with the electorate and in the  most recent Senate debate, da Gov’ was painted as a GOP foil to Obama in terms of an albatross effect on his party. Now, people outside of his constituents are getting annoyed with the trips as well. This week Jindal tangled with Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy.


Opinion: Sen. Landrieu’s not the only one still living with Mom & Dad


By Col. Rob Maness (USAF, ret.), candidate for U.S. Senate


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