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

trump smokeIt seems as if every day, President Donald Trump has been tweeting denouncements about the Russian investigation.

“Fake News” “Witch hunt” “Bogus” "Russia, Russia, Russia"


AbramsonGiven an opportunity to concoct corrections to fiscal flaws in Louisiana’s Constitution, lawmakers flinched earlier this week.

trump taxesQuestion: What do you do when a candidate running for President says he/she will release their income taxes, but then, reneges?

Answer: You make it mandatory in order to run for President in their state.


The Advocate's Tyler Bridges gives Louisiana Legislature 2017 Update--Once again, there is a budget crunch. The House and the Senate are far apart from an agreement. Criminal justice reform is a hot button issue for the session.

Then, there is a special session looming prior to the start of the next year's regular session. The reason? An approximate one billion dollar fiscal cliff because the legislature raised the sales tax to ten cents in 2016. The penny sales tax expires next year and if the economy does not improve for the state, once again, Louisiana will be facing more debate over taxes, cuts as Governor John Bel Edwards enters his third year of his four-year term.

The Advocate's Tyler Bridges discusses these and other issues with Stephen Sabludowsky, Publisher of Bayoubuzz.com

griffinThe Internet is on fire with responses to the sickening image of comedian Kathy Griffin holding up a bloody head of President Donald Trump. The similarity to the terrorist organization ISIS is unmistakable. While Griffin offered a lame apology for her actions, it is clear that she was well aware of the controversy she created. In the video of the photo shoot, Griffin joked about having to move out of the country.


trump laughFake news!

Donald Trump’s mantra, whenever he doesn’t like a news story.

He blasts the media, says the article is fake news?  Doesn’t give any reason for the falsity, just claims it’s fake.

jeff kushner steveWhat did President Trump know and when did he know it?

That is currently one of the questions being asked about Donald Trump’s son-in-law’s alleged meeting with Russian diplomats.  On Friday, the Washington Post broke a story that Jared Kushner allegedly held a meeting with Russians and had recommended a back channel communication with the Russians, using Russian facilities.

coast la 1During the Facebook Live interview with Bayoubuzz publisher Stephen Sabludowsky, Fredrick, Communications Director of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, said that the master plan has steadily grown more important, that the state redoes the plan every five years.  He praised the fact that the legislature would approve the plan in an up or down vote, which he said would depoliticalize the plan and the vote. 

troy carter2by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

No minimum wage hike

    The Louisiana Senate Finance Committee, by a  7-3 vote, voted down Sen. Troy Carter’s bill, which would have raised the minimum wage to $8 in 2018 and to $8.50 in 2019.
    The bill would have also required the state minimum wage to be raised to match any increase to the federal minimum wage should it be raised above the state minimum.

trumpertensionby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Trump makes voters nervous
    A majority of American voters – 55% – report feeling nervous about the future of America as a  result of the latest controversies surrounding President Donald Trump.  That’s according to a recent poll conducted by Morning

ich bin 5The confluences of the moment are laden with Irony.

Today, John F. Kennedy would have become 100 years old.  The young President, while visiting Berlin under the backdrop of a nation shattered by Nazism and evil, then split in two by its victors, spoke heartfully and bravely “Ich bin ein Berliner”.

jared ivankaThe words, “scandal,” “obstruction,” and “cover-up” are starting to be replaced on news shows with other nouns – “treason,” “espionage, and “spies.” If applicable, the Daily Worker party, in three generations, will have left the rag-taggle streets of New York, and labor’s smoky halls, to infiltrate the very pinnacle of our government where Ferragamo shoes far outnumber work boots.

  • 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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