After watching the video, click here
Tuesday, 16 November 2010 16:11
New Coalition Asks Jindal, Louisiana Legis. To Take Balanced Approach In budget
Written by 

The Louisiana budget issue is now getting more political and focused as Louisiana voters will soon be forced to decide upon measures that involve budget cuts, revenue increases or even a combination of both.

In a press release, a new coalition of organizations will ask Governor Bobby Jindal and the Louisiana legislature to “stop relying on drastic budget cuts to resolve the state’s budget crisis, and take a more balanced approach to meeting the state’s needs.”
 

The new coalition, is called the “Better Choices for a Better Louisiana,” and it comprises a growing number of business, faith, labor, health, education, community, and consumer groups throughout the state that “favor a balanced approach that includes revenue to maintain crucial services and invest in Louisiana’s future.”

The organization announced the coalition will hold a press conference on Thursday, November 18, at 11:30 A.M. on the steps of the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

At the press conference, Better Choices for a Better Louisiana will make its first recommendations on bringing the budget crisis under control.

Organizations already committed to the goals of the Better Choices for a Better Louisiana Coalition include: Agenda for Children, Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing, Children’s Defense Fund, EBR Federation of Teachers, Franklin Industries, La. AFL?CIO, La. Assoc. of Nonprofit Organizations, La. Budget Project, La. Consumer Healthcare Coalition, La. Federation of Teachers, La. NAACP, La. Primary Care Association, National Assoc. of Social Workers La. Chapter, National Assoc. for the Mentally Ill, LA, Professional Firefighters Association of La., Puentes New Orleans, Southern Research and Development Corporation

 

Login to post comments
Powered By JFBConnect
  • Deja vu for Louisiana high-speed a Internet Broadband project, once again
  • Republicans Gatti, Crews vie for Louisiana House to replace now-Congressman Mike Johnson
  • Retiring Louisiana State Police Chief Edmonson retirement $ back in news
  • Trump, Ryan going to BAT for tax reform, economic growth

jindal broadbandIt’s déjà vu all over again for a broadband access project in Louisiana that saw the same mistakes repeated, leading to its demise both times.

Read More

lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

   Raymond Crews and Robbie Gatti are headed to a runoff in state House District 8 on April 29 to fill  the seat left vacant when Mike Johnson was elected  to Congress.  Both are Republicans.
    Crews came in first with 41% of the vote, followed by Gatti with 37%..  Two other candidates in the race were Duke Lowrie, who finished with 16%, and Patrick Harrington, who had 6%.

Read More

edmonson2by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

It must be nice when you can get the rules written just for you.

There must come a time when even the most disinterested, blasé, apolitical person living has to look up from whatever else occupies his interest and say, “Wait a damned minute. This just ain’t right and we’re not gonna do it.”

Read More

trump greatIt has been over three decades since our country’s last major tax reform was passed during the Reagan administration. Since that time, America has increased tax rates on businesses and individuals and become less competitive. 

Read More

latter-blum2

TRUMP TALK

Trump Talk: Ryancare, Russia, Investigations, Travel ban--with Jeff Crouere

Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1