Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal this afternoon promised that he would help the long-suffering taxpayers of the Town of Jonesboro with their ongoing problems regarding the town’s controversial mayor Leslie Thompson.
Jindal added that taxpayers deserve accountability with public funds, whether local or state, and that corruption was not acceptable no matter where it was.
District 33 State Senator Mike Walsworth, a new member of the Louisiana Audit Advisory Council (LAAC) told Lincoln Parish News Online (LPNO) that although this week’s meeting of the council did not have Jonesboro on the agenda, he said the matter may come up for discussion.
The governor was in Ruston to announce opening of an office for Mortgage Contracting Services (MCS), a company that works with major mortgage servicing firms to maintain vacant properties. The company will begin hiring in August and expects to have 40 employees by the end of 2013, and another 50 by 2019.
“MCS could have invested in another state, but chose Louisiana because of the area’s highly-educated workforce, the strong work ethic of our people, and Louisiana’s strong business climate. MCS is joining a growing list of companies that are investing in Louisiana because we have fostered a positive business climate and we have some of the best workers in the world.”
Also on hand was Ruston’s mayor Dan Holligsworth, who said:
“It has been a special pleasure to work with Caroline Reaves, the CEO of MCS, and her staff over these past months to the fruition of this goal. Because of the efforts of their CEO, who is a Louisiana Tech alum, Ruston was included in their search efforts for a new location.”
See here the full press release.