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pinsonat2With less than two weeks left in the Louisiana legislative session, no issue is more important than the $1.6 billion budget deficit.  While there remains a possibility that the legislature might find enough money with the combination of revenue-raisers and budget cuts that would satisfy all parties involved, there is also the possibility that the legislature will defy Gov. Bobby Jindal and his allegiance to Grover Norquist of the Americans for Tax Reform --and approve a budget that raises taxes without a corresponding and equal cut in government spending.  

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carsonsby Lou Gherig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Carson wins SRLC straw poll

    Dr. Ben Carson finished first in the 2015 Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) straw poll with 25.4% of the votes cast.

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cassidyby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Clout takes a big hit

    Poof!  That’s what happened to Louisiana’s clout in Congress when Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu lost her Senate seat to Republican Bill Cassidy.

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jindal-exploreWhat happened to the Jindal camapign fundraising picture with his standing in a church, with his back partially to us?   

Yesterday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal sent me (and perhaps you) an email fundraising blast announcing that he and his wife Supriya, continue to think and pray “about whether to run for President. We'll make a final decision sometime in June, once our legislative session is over here in Louisiana”.

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mannJindal hater, Bob Mann, says Jindal's Louisiana "economic miracle" is a mirage

 

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chehardy-hangoutRepublicans have long criticized President Obama for using executive action to enact rules and regulations for an agenda that Congress has not authorized.  In effect he creates law where no authority exists for his actions, or he overreaches his authority.  Now Governor Jindal is doing the same thing by issuing an executive order to implement the basic intent of HB 707 even though the House Civil Law Committee earlier in the day effectively killed the bill for this legislative session.

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exec-orderOn Tuesday afternoon, after a House committee essentially defeated the legislation calling for "religious freedom", Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's office issued this statement and copy of an executive order on the issue:

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jindal-obamaby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

New poll – interesting results

    The anxiously awaited Spring poll by Southern Media and Opinion Research (SMOR) of Baton Rouge is here, and it contains some interesting results.

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vitter-jindalWhat’s going on in the state capitol in Baton Rouge?

Taxes are being raised like never before?

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brown-hangoutLouisiana's legislative session is half-completed.  There is much uncertainty in the air.  Will the legislators and Governor Jindal craft  a balanced budget for the upcoming fiscal year--as they are constitutionally mandated to do?  If the budget involves taxes that have been approved by the House and which are being discussed in the Senate, will the governor veto them and the budget?  Will there be an override session?   

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