Yesterday, former lawmaker and top Republican official Ben Bagert called for Governor Bobby Jindal’s resignation on the Jim Engster Show, citing neglect for his home state in favor of a hyper-partisan national agenda, specifically Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, and shady budget practices.
The Bobby Jindal administration wants the public to know that an opinion piece in Forbes today is supporting Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's plan to eliminate refundable tax credits this legislative session due to the $1.6 billion dollar budget shortfall.
There are many who are now disallusioned with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal these days. Some have questioned his policies and his honesty on many issues. Many of those who are doing so are members of the media, democrats, independents and yes, even some republicans. Lately, the anger towards him has become more shrill than ever. In part, he is getting blamed for mismanagement of Louisiana's budget while trying to take on the worlds' woes.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
As state legislators head to Baton Rouge for the session, which beginsApril 13, they face the daunting task of plugging a $1.6 billion shortfall in the state budget for the fiscal year which beginsJuly 1.
If you’re a college student trying to etch out a career without going bankrupt first due to skyrocketing tuition, don’t worry; If you’re a business person depending upon the tax credit for inventory to get you through the year, no problem; If you’re a member of the working slugs, trying to get medical treatment for your family, don’t sweat it; But, if you are a Louisiana legislator, trying to keep your Capitol part-time job, you’ve got a problem.
The Jindal Administration announced on Friday, February 27 that the Governor seeks to repeal some $777,346,103 in state tax credits netting the La Treasury $589,794,455.
“They’re still negotiating with the terrorists.”
That gem, said in a private email to LouisianaVoice, came from a blogger who is relative new on the scene but who is very perceptive about what the Bobby administration is trying to do to higher education.https://lahigheredconfessions.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/open-letter-to-higher-education-leaders-the-time-for-negotiating-is-over/
The relative fitness of Pres. Barack Obama and Bobby Jindal have now become a national issue, as well as a statewide controversy. The question has been raised this week due to the Louisiana’s governor’s own self-promotional theatrics.
First published on LouisianaVoice.com
As our friend and former State Budget Officer Stephen Winham recently said when Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s recently moved Louisiana’s credit outlook from stable to negative, the bond rating agencies are finally waking up to what the rest of us have seen coming for some time now.
Politics in Louisiana 2015 is about to take off in a big way. The Louisiana legislative session will be starting soon. Tomorrow, the legislature and the state will hear how Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will address a whopping $1.6 million budget deficit. As a backdrop, statewide elections and a governor’s race is the Sword of Damocles over the heads of every statewide official or political hopeful.