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As anticipated, the Louisiana Republican Party leaders have taken credit for stopping the invading army of tax hogs descending upon the state.   After the prior special session, despite a GOP-Democratic-Edwards coalition, they pinned the tax tale increase solely on John Bel Edwards and his band of donkeys. Today, via email, the party said:

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In part one of a multi-part interview that we had with Tom Aswell, who has recently written a book related to former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal,  we discussed the reasons why Aswell became disenchanted with the former Governor.  Aswell had voted for Jindal in both 2003 and 2007 but, he began to question certain aspects of Jindal's judgment that suggested the governnor might have other objectives, such as a run for United States President.

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Perhaps nobody has written as much about the Louisiana governorship of Bobby Jindal than Tom Aswell, the publisher of the blog, LouisianaVoice.com.

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by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice.com

Baton Rouge Advocate political reporter Elizabeth Crisp has reported that Gov. John Bel Edwards is in the process of renegotiating the state’s contracts with private partners that have taken over operations of the state’s system of charity hospitals. http://theadvocate.com/football/neworleansprepfootball/15861820-123/state-renegotiating-public-private-hospital-contracts

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by Tom Aswell, Publisher of LouisianaVoice.com

I have added a new signing for my new book Bobby Jindal: His Destiny and Obsession but first I want to begin this post with a sincere apology.

 

When I submitted the finished manuscript to Pelican Publishing, I was asked to submit the usual list of acknowledgements to those who helped with the book, those who inspired me and those who supported my efforts. I did so, including the editors at Pelican, members of my family and others who have influenced me through the years—from teachers to former employers.

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Should Louisiana hold a special session this June after the regular legislative session or should it wait until the latter part of the summer?  Will we cut only or raise taxes?  Which is more important to the state--TOPS or healthcare?  TOPS or higher education?  Which is more important to the voters?

These issues are just some of the issues Southern Media and Opinion Research pollster, Bernie Pinsonat and I discussed earlier this week, as we conducted an online video interview, to discuss various issues, such as the presidential elections and the Louisiana legislative session.

Currently, the issue of healthcare vs. higher education, TOPS vs. healthcare is fronnt and center given the fact that Louisiana is in a $600 million dollar hole, still after raising taxes during the past two legislative sessions.

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The now-presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has become a statewide lightning rod of sorts in Louisiana politics.
Despite many Republicans throughout the nation still not coming to grips with Trump being the nominee, Louisiana republican Party and their elected leaders are taking a different approach.  They, at least publicly fully support him.  Yesterday, perhaps due to the signal from the RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, the Louisiana state party, sent out its own notice that it is now time to rally the troops and lead the battle against Hillary Clinton.

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The VP sweeps are starting, the veeps sweeps are starting.

And, who knows, many of the merry men and women, who have denounced the Good Donald, just might be lining up for a nod.

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by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

So now that he is no longer governor and now that his presidential aspirations are in the dumpster (for the time being, at least, because his ego will not let him ride off into the sunset), it appears that Bobby Jindal may be embarking on a new career as a White House correspondent.

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by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

Let the word go forth. From the bayous in the south to the watermelon patches in the north, from Bourbon Street in New Orleans to Texas Street in Shreveport, from McNeese to Louisiana Tech, let the people know:

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