Affectionately known as the M&M sisters to their supporters and not so affectionately as crazed lunatics within certain circles in Parish Government, Margaret Baird and Margie Seemann have taken to the airways making the case that Jefferson Parish Government, as it is presently constituted is rotten to the core citing the recently released Legislative Auditor’s report which found potential payroll fraud as proof.
Yesterday we got their email blast which contained a link to a Kim Holden Fox 8 report in which Margaret and Margie were interviewed about the problems in payroll within parish government. This blurb from the email blast sums it up:
Citizens for Good Government believes that not only should the feds investigate the paralegal scandal, but Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick should do his job and prosecute the wrongdoers NOW. Since the DA has original jurisdiction in this case, he should either prosecute, or recuse himself and permit the Louisiana Attorney-General to prosecute the wrongdoers. After all, the Continue reading “Citizens for Good Government goes on the offensive and demands Paul Connick do his job. A Jefferson Parish Political Corruption Scandal Update.”
Actually, not “good government” per se but a bit of news about the Alliance for Good Government of particular interest to SLABBED from the Times Picayune:
The Alliance for Good Government honored lawmakers in state and local government at its annual Legislators of the Year awards banquet Saturday…The organization’s bylaws say its purpose is to “bring together thinking citizens into an organization which will promote public policies which benefit” the New Orleans area, Louisiana and the United States.
The organization was started in 1967 to support candidates and issues in the metropolitan area and now has chapters in Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard and St. Tammany parishes.
The legislators honored were: Jefferson Parish, state Rep. Joseph Lopinto, R-Metairie; Orleans Parish, City Councilman Arnie Fielkow; St. Bernard Parish, state Rep. Nita Rusich Hutter, R-Chalmette; and St. Tammany Parish, Councilman Al Hamauei.
Each chapter also presented a Civic Award to someone who has “worked hard to make a difference.” The recipients were: Jefferson, Margie Seeman and Margaret Baird of Citizens for Good Government; Orleans, Justin Woods; St. Bernard, Emile Pellittieri; and St. Tammany, Dawn Sharpe Brackett, CEO of the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce.
SLABBED congratulates Margie and Margaret on this most deserved recognition. As the reader who sent the link wrote, “the divine M & M Sisters got bling!”