The Louisiana Democratic Party has taken a shot at Republican Governor Bobby Jindal over the religious liberty legislation he supports. Here is an email from this morning the party blasted:
The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana has released an analysis of the budget crises today which it calls--Budget Vertigo—“Magic rabbits, hidden holes and sleights of hand are not the only potential solutions to our fiscal challenge”
by Treasurer John Kennedy
You probably hear the words "tobacco settlement" and wonder what the heck that even means. Allow me to boil it down for you: It translates into hundreds of millions of dollars for legislators struggling to balance the state budget, and that's definitely not a good thing. Even worse, it means saddling our children and our grandchildren with a staggering $1.2 billion in debt.
Perhaps a little less valedictory but mostly predictably, Gov. Bobby Jindal gave his swan song State of the State address to open the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, determined to go out in his own way, in his own time, both putting a period on his attempted transformation of the state and starting a new chapter outside of it.
After IBM, the international technology and communications company (who has recently decided to invest in Louisiana), requested that Bobby Jindal modify his support for a controversial “religious freedom bill filed this legislative session, the gay-rights group, Equality Louisiana offered its own perspective: