Wednesday, 13 May 2015 12:16
Kennedy, Wag say taxes illegal; Common Core compromise, Amtrak crash, House nixes rail bill
 

kennedy-officePolitical shorts for today: Common Core in the Louisiana legislature, major Amtrak crash in North east reverberating in Washington DC Congress, Vitter connects with liberal US Senator and more

 








 

Question: Discuss

With Louisiana budget in such dire straits, should Louisiana legislature override Governor Jindal and accept the medicaid expansion? If not, why and what can the state do to provide healthcare to its residents so we improve outcomes and make our state healthier?

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Hours after Amtrak crash, House panel nixes increased rail funding

Less than a day after the deadly Amtrak crash on the Northeast corridor between Washington and New York, lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee voted down a proposal that would have increased funding for U.S. rail infrastructure. Proponents of the measure said it would improve rail safety and help prevent crashes like the one that claimed at least seven lives on Tuesday night, but opponents said their hands were tied by a previous spending agreement.…

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Pinsonat: Poll, Jindal fatigue, No new massive cuts

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 10:30Written by 

jindal-louisiana-pinsonat-budgetFor some, it is shocker.   To others, it has been long-expected.

On Tuesday, Bernie Pinsonat and SMOR released its new poll (the spring poll) during the middle of the legislative session from hell.  The state is 1.6B in a hole.  Governor Bobby Jindal appears to have one foot in the room and three-feet out of the door en route to Iowa and New Hampshire.  The prospects of dramatic cuts, seemingly impossible cuts, are knocking at the windows from outside.

 
 
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Edit itemBREAKING: SMOR POLL: Jindal at lowest, Vitter at highest; Budget, Same Sex, Common Core, more
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 14:36Written by 

bobby jindal 1021The well-respected Southern Media and Opinion Research (SMOR) spring poll has just been released which focused upon legislative budgetary matters, the Governor's race, Common Core, President Obama, same sex marriage, Lt. Governor's race, TOPS and more. 

Here are the results.  Bayoubuzz will provide more detailed analysis shortly.

Below is the poll information as submitted to Bayoubuzz.com by SMOR. 

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catRarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the Confederate monuments controversy. 

Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.

On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments.  Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.

Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.

Some protectors of the Confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument. 

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More specifically, Thursday represents the first day of the NFL draft 2017.

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trump curtainsThe major President Trump news of the day focuses upon taxes, not only the tax cuts he is proposing but his own taxes, which he obviously, refuses to unveil.

 

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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".

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