Courtesy: RonInsana.com

NLEP ANNUAL MEETING-The North Louisiana Economic Partnership will hold its annual meeting this Wednesday evening in Shreveport at Sam's Town Hotel.  This event is billed as the Top Event: A Celebration of Economic Development in North Louisiana and will feature the keynote address presented by Ron Insana, CNBC Senior Financial Analyst and Commentator.  Mr. Insana is highly respected in the broadcast industry and the topic of his address will be: "Politics, Policies and the Economy" to which he will share his thoughts on what the Trump Presidency may mean for the U.S. economy.

Courtesy: Texas State Legislature

TEXAS BATHROOM BILL - Texas House Speaker  and leading Republican Joe Straus  said lawmakers should be "very careful" about doing anything that makes the state less economically competitive.  Straus voiced his concerns Wednesday  on Senate Bill 6, which would require transgender people to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and public universities based on "biological sex."  The bill would pre-empt local ordinances that protect transgender individuals from discrimination in public accommodations.