Ryan Berni

June 05, 2019 - 11:04 am
There’s long been a debate as to whether life imitates art or art imitates life. I mention that because I often find quotes from movies that succinctly sum up what’s going on in real life. One of my favorites comes from No Country for Old Men as spoken by Tommy Lee Jones. “If it ain’t a mess it’ll...
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Jim Hanzo
May 27, 2019 - 10:31 am
The fantasy sports tax and regulation bill is halfway through final passage. It's been approved by the House and will soon go in front of a Senate hearing committee. The way it stands now, the tax rate for fantasy sports is currently at 15 percent. Fairness for Fantasy Sports spokesman Ryan Berni...
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Don Ames
May 18, 2019 - 10:36 am
A bill regulating online fantasy sports betting has been amended to restrict the activity solely to over-21 card checking establishments like video poker stops, bars, or casinos. A video poker lobbyist had pushed for the amendment, saying legalization of the activity without restrictions would...
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Chris Miller
August 07, 2017 - 1:34 pm
Why are so many cars that were caught in the Saturday flood still strewn alongside the roads where they were swamped? New Orleans deputy mayor Ryan Berni said the city's priority was to just get major arteries cleared, and leave people's cars where they will be easy to find. "What we decided to do...
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August 06, 2017 - 6:05 pm
(AP) -- Some New Orleans officials say they're not satisfied with the city's response to weekend flooding, after heavy rainfall overwhelmed the city's pump stations. Council President Jason Williams says the council will meet Tuesday to seek answers about the pumping system. Some neighborhoods saw...
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August 06, 2017 - 12:57 pm
Officials in New Orleans say heavy rainfall overwhelmed the city's pump stations Saturday afternoon, contributing to flooding in some areas. City officials said Sunday that some neighborhoods saw between 8 and 10 inches of rain over a few hours Saturday. That was too much for the Sewerage &...
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