Ebola is getting more attention of our politicians and candidates.
Today, Cassidy tweeted:
Bill Cassidy @BillCassidy
"President Obama clearly sees Ebola as a political crisis instead of a health crisis. We need real leadership."
Republican Congressman Charles Boustany and Senator David Vitter have likewise taken to the tweet rails to make their Ebola political points.
Charles Boustany @RepBoustany
"Mounting pressure on Administration to do something on flights from countries afflicted by Ebola: thehill.com/policy/transpo…"
David Vitter @DavidVitter
"Click below & add your name to stop Ebola & demand Tom Frieden's resignation! cards.twitter.com/cards/qck28s/6…"
The for-now (until the New Orleans Saints season is over) the-everyday-paper-to- the- home- publication, the Times Picayune, has endorsed Mary Landrieu for US Senate. Their headline, “Mary Landrieu is the best choice by far for Louisiana: Editorial”
The big issue out of Baton Rouge is whether there is a Jindal-surplus, where did it come from and how can we spend it.
In fact, Louisiana spent somewhere between $141 million and $160 million more than it received through taxes, fees and other types of revenue. Under traditional formulas, the state actually ran a deficit last year.
"Based on how we've always done it, there's not a surplus," said state Rep. Joel Robideaux, R-Lafayette, chairman of the Louisiana House's Ways and Means Committee.
But Jindal's administration announced last week that it had found an extra pot of money -- which the governor's office claims totals more than $300 million -- that state legislators did not know existed previously. This extra funding would not only cover the cost of last year's budget deficit, but also would result in a budget surplus of $178 million, according to Jindal's budget staff.