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At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the CAT Tax did not pass the House Ways and Means Committee.  The Governor, in addressing the media said that "the fate of that bill was decided long before we unveiled it".

liberty monument 3 The irony is that the city of New Orleans is in the process of destroying history while getting ready to celebrate its’ tri-centennial next year. A city known for priceless architecture and monuments is becoming less interesting, all because of the politically correct aspirations of a liberal Democrat Mayor, Mitch Landrieu. 

wet nasaLouisiana lawmakers, whether State or Federal, might need to decide if they want a border wall at the Mexican border or a wall of some type (figuratively speaking, that is) along the Gulf of Mexico.  The same goes for all states that border the Gulf and the Atlantic/Pacific Oceans.

 

trump congressby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Tough times for Trump

    These are not the best of times for President Donald Trump.  As he nears the 100-day mark of his administration, his job performance remains in negative territory.

edwards midRecently, a U.S. House of Representative with a Republican majority gave Louisiana’s Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards the business over the speed and execution of flood relief. But did he deserve that?

The committee’s majority probed certain decisions made by the Edwards Administration that seemed to delay getting money into the hands of flood victims. One line of inquiry in particular focused upon the on-again, off-again, now maybe off-again situation with hiring a contractor to coordinate the distribution of aid, which had become entangled with the realities of executive power.

jim millerby Jim Miller, former Exec. VP of New Orleans Saints

As an amateur historian, I am sensitive to the lessons that history teaches us. My favorite, and probably the most oft-repeated, is the caution: 
"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it."  Men and women smarter than I debate whether that line was first uttered by Winston Churchill or the philosopher George Santayana, but whether a world leader or thinker gets the credit, the message has descended intact to the level of sporting writers and readers. Whether it has penetrated the collective crania of NFL execs is another matter.

collisionThe Collision Conference in New Orleans has evolved.

Last year, the focus was upon sports, music, venture capital, content, under the hood technologies, promotions.  This year, however, add the “green industry”, Virtual and augmented realty, auto technologies and so much more.

 

 

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Much attention over the past ten days and certainly over the next week has been upon the success or lack of success of the Trump administration.

One area that has not been fully developed in the media has been the impact that the administration might be having upon Congressional and other races nationally.

provisionProvision Healthcare, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, with expertise in development, management and startup of cancer centers and proton centers, and its partners have announced that it will make a capital investment and build a 30,000-square-foot Louisiana Proton Therapy Center in the New Orleans biomedical corridor. Deploying advanced technology that produces far fewer side effects than conventional radiation treatments for cancer, Provision plans to develop the center on the University Medical Center campus on Canal Street.

With the release of an American aid worker egypt ari, who was unfairly held in an Egyptian prison for three years, President Trump’s new approach to the Middle East has been vindicated. For weeks, Trump administration officials had been working behind the scenes to secure Ms. Hijazi’s release. The negotiations paid off yesterday when she was allowed to leave Egypt and return home to the United States. Today, President Trump welcomed her to the White House and praised her “great strength” during her time in prison.  

 

brokeLouisiana budget woes, taxes scares and end the film industry?

Does Louisiana need to raise taxes again this legislative session? How did we get into the mess where our budget woes have become an annual event or “rite of spring legislative session”? Where do we cut, whether we raise taxes or not? What about the film industry tax credits? Should they be pared back, expanded or eliminated altogether?
These are some of the topics Louisiana Senator Conrad Appel discussed during the last part of an online video Facebook Live interview, which took place last week.

Jindal emperorTwo major political events occurred January 2016 here in Louisiana.  The first was absolutely expected and many people looked forward to the day it would occur.  The second was unexpected yet, those controlling the Louisiana legislature and almost all of state government were probably pleased with the end result.

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graves c 3Shades of Katrina?

    Is political partisanship raising its ugly head again in the face of another Louisiana disaster?  Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards thinks so.

    Edwards got some rough treatment from a congressional committee in Washington, D.C. when he testified before it recently about the state’s response to flood problems.

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jbeWith equal parts pugnaciousness and disingenuousness, Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards’ highly-politicized 2017 State of the State speech laid out a truly flawed vision for Louisiana going forward.

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jim bernieIs Russia now our enemy, once again?

Did Donald Trump make the right move or was the latest attack, simply some wag the dog?

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Iron nancy reagan 6n 1986, United States President Ronald Reagan authorized military aircraft to unleash a torrent of bombs in Tripoli, Libya to send a strong message to Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The attack was in response to Gaddafi’s involvement in the terrorist bombing of a Berlin disco that resulted in the death of American soldiers. 

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