More bad news for Louisiana and the oil and gas industry as Chevron North America issued a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) today announcing possible layoffs in five office locations in Covington and Lafayette.
The Louisiana Democratic Party has unleashed an attack against Bobby Jindal, Speaker Taylor Barras, Rep. Cameron Henry and republican legislators while supporting Governor Jon Bel Edwards's budget proposals which includes taxes. This email is from the Party:
Isn’t it time to stop playing those political games? Louisiana is on the brink of another man-made disaster, this time, the budget hole, being strengthened by a devastating low-pressure system sucking down, into the dark cavity, our education and healthcare institutions.
On the day that Jon Bel Edwards criticized Jindal-based "dishonest" budgeting, the governor appears to be reforming another core Jindal-attrribute of his administration, this one, being a Jindal-advocated Common Core lawsuit.
Over the past two years, when Jindal was actively promoting to national audiences that Louisiana has been balancing its budget, this year once again has proven, his balanced budgets are surreal events. Louisiana current budget is roughly 750 under-balanced.
The biggest loser in the recent Iowa presidential caucuses was not Donald Trump or any of the other candidates who did not meet expectations in garnering voters. No, the title for the real loser was, hands down, the state of Louisiana. Because of both selfishness and a lack of any creative thinking, state officials in the Bayou State passed on the chance of receiving worldwide publicity and having hundreds of millions of dollars poured into the state’s economy. Simply put, Louisiana blew the chance of being the first presidential primary state and reaping all the benefits.