Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature

wagby Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

Perhaps it is the baseball fan in me, but I am a traditionalist in many ways.

confedby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Senate kills Carmody bill

    It was a losing proposition right from the get-go.  Shreveport Rep. Thomas Carmody was successful in the House of Representatives, but it was a different story in the Senate.

Louisiana State Capitol at nightby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Avoiding a special session?

    The Louisiana Senate may have saved state legislators from having to stay in Baton Rouge for a special session.  That depends, of course, on whether the House concurs with the Senate changes to the budget.

trump campaignAccording to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, President Donald Trump will not assert his executive privilege prerogative in connection with the upcoming testimony of James Comey, former FBI Director.

petersonby Jim W. Miller

Imagine a small-time beauty queen, say Miss County Rural Electric, who has won her way through some local competitions on her way to winning the state prize. The girls notice her, especially when she drapes her Rural Electric banner across her swimsuit, and the boys notice her because, well, because they’re boys. But one day she is asked to attend a function with other contest winners when another invitee enters and sucks the air out of the room. All talking stops and all eyes turn as another contest winner has arrived, sashaying into the room with an elegance you can’t teach and a smile brighter than the diamonds at Jared.

wetlandLast week the Louisiana Legislature unanimously passed the State's Coastal Master Plan in the wake  of the new President's budget that called for the elimination of Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act  (GOMESA) funds for offshore oil and gas producing states, citing that offshore revenues should be  returned to all taxpayers, rather than benefitting "only a small handful of states and not all U.S.  taxpayers despite federal waters belonging to all Americans."


trump travel tweetWords don’t matter.

At least, to the Trump administration, they seem not to be important.

royal trump 5The President invented a new word the other day. So, what have we learned about "Covfefe?" (1) Trump is incoherent in the morning without caffeine; (2) he can't spell coffee; and, (3) he has trouble hitting the keys on his phone with fingers stressed from grasping golf clubs, and other people's hands in power handshakes.


Landrieu re elected smallDonald Trump Paris Accord decision is reverberating worldwide but particularly in the states and cities that are Democratic Party-based.  

For example, in Louisiana, New Orleans Mayor Landrieu has spoken out against Trump's decision. The Democratic Party nationally has expressed its anguish and anger and explains it’s response. The focus is upon cities and states to do what Trump and the federal government will not do.

Below is a press release from the Democratic Party that shares the opinions of the Democratic Party mayors:

confederate fighting tigerIn our toxic age of political correctness, nothing is immune from liberal political attacks, even the beautiful, majestic and endangered tigers.

It seems obvious that tigers should be supported since their numbers are dwindling the in the wild and their natural habitats are constantly shrinking.

trump egyptPresident Trump has just returned from a whirlwind trip to the Middle East. And he has vowed to keep a continuing and aggressive U.S. presence where American soldiers are fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Kuwait, Bahrain, Turkey, and other states ringing America’s Middle Eastern battlefields.  But is Trump, like his predecessors, becoming engulfed into conflicts that never end?

Today, the Louisiana legislature approved an important legislative bill, the Coastal Master Plan.  Below are statements from the Governor and other stakeholders:

  • Despite 5th plea, Schiff says House Intelligence Committee pursues Flynn's documents
  • Facebook Live: Discuss harm of Trump budget proposal on Louisiana coastal economy, restoration
  • Governor Edwards welcomes Pence with Medicaid, budget, Louisiana coast wishlist
  • World Premiere tonight in N.O. Bilderberg, the Movie

flynn2Despite General Michael Flynn’s announcement via his counsel that the General and former head of National Security, would take the 5th Amendment in Congressional proceedings, the Intelligence Committee will pursue information, regardless.

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560 usgs land loss map 2The efforts to rebuild the Louisiana coast has suffered a major and immediate setback, assuming that Congress goes along with the most recent budget proposal from President Trump.

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penceToday, Governor John Bel Edwards welcomed Vice President Mike Pence to Louisiana as he Veep is attending a event with top Louisianqa Republican officials. Along with the welcome, however, is a wishlist of requests including an item of recent vinctage involving the current Trump budget which tears a hole into the funding for the Louisiana coastal restoration. 

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bilderbergIt is always an honor when a movie premiere is held in New Orleans and tonight is no exception. At 7:30 p.m. Bilderberg, the Movie will premiere at the historic Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania Street.

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