CB says it's easier to predict a hurricane than it is for JIndal's staff to predict budget disasters, and he's got a solution for them. Also today, Red Shtick gives its analysis of prayerpolooza and a former civil rights worker remembers Louisiana.

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Louisiana has a more than $103 million deficit to close in its $25 billion budget because of the continuing fall in oil prices. And next year's budget shortfall now reaches $1.6 billion.
Over the weekend, Lance Lomas lost his life in a ATV accident in St. Landry Parish; but making this story even more tragic is the eerie similarity between his death and that of his brother Lon Lomas six months earlier.
Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party’s elite donors in private phone calls and meetings, a group of likely candidates to their right are just as eagerly chasing support among Christian evangelicals and social conservatives.
The latest lawsuits could reignite interest by lawmakers to try and tackle the issue of suing oil companies over allegedly violating coastal zone regulations, after such an effort failed in last year’s regular session.
Prison operator The Geo Group will spend $312 million in cash to buy eight correctional and detention locations from the privately held company.
Sebastien Simon, 26, plans a Crescent City connection for Philippe’s Wine Cellar.
She says maybe it’s the predictability of knowing the next bend in the road. But, whatever the case it’s bettering a tough situation. Seth is not alone. Reports of children on the autism spectrum responding to communication with Siri and other technology-based audio communication have been cropping up in the media.
The Screen Actors Guild awards bring out a diverse group of the best in entertainment. Their style was no less diverse — and fantastic — this year.