Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature

goptweetYesterday, governor John Bel Edwards released his new tax plan as the state awaits the major debate as it approaches its spring legislative session. 

As expected, the plan is met with criticisms from business interests and political conservatives and is being praised by some on the other side of the political spectrum.

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CHAVISThe Louisiana Republican and Democratic Parties and their respective partners have been somewhat quiet lately, however, that appears to be a temporary moment of the past.  Now, with the Louisiana legislative session quickly approaching, the US Congress debating one another and President Donald Trump, there has been an uptick in the activities.

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edwards vicThe soaking wet Fleur De Lis, heralding in the New Year hasn't yet fully dried, but let the record be known, that politics has no season. Especially, in Louisiana.  

The Louisiana GOP has taken the first shot of 2017t, this one against those eyebrows of Governor John Bel Edwards, about, a matter that they know much about--making mother's milk out of a disaster.

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dardenneQuite correctly the Louisiana Republican Party refused to censure Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle and Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne for their failure to support a Republican candidate for governor last year, even as Dardenne deserves approbation for the greater disservice he did the state’s people.

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duke tweetLouisiana’s Republican Party wisely pulled back on a resolution that reputes to prevent felons from running for office using its label, but pledges made to try again continue to ignore what state and constitutional law have to say on the process.

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Needless to say, there is much depending upon the passage of HB38 today in the House of Representatives at the Louisiana State Capitol and the full court press is on by all involved.

Judging from the flurry of tweets, Louisiana’s Future is on the line and advocates for and against the legislation are leading the cheers.

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Republican Party have taken to the e-airwaves today to promote their respective positions on the budget during the special session.

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FOSTER CAMPBELL

Pubic Service Commissioner and Candidate for Governor Foster Campbell held an event to announce the launch of his website, other digital content and to provide specifics of his campaign platform Wednesday. Campbell was recently endorsed by Governor John Bel Edwards

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The Louisiana GOP must believe that the more it says the word, "liberal media', John Bel Edwards and taxes, the richer it will get.

Once again, the Louisiana Republican Party has sent out a campaign appeal, suggesting the "mean-old liberal media" is out to get it, therefore, it needs more of your money.  The party staff, on Monday, urged that the dollars keep ka-chinging:

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lie pinochioHas Louisiana governor Jon Bel Edwards deceived the voters over raising taxes or is the Louisiana Republican Party deceiving the voters in a video it has created and disseminated today? 

 

The LAGOP released the video on the first day of the legislative session, as part of a process to destroy the character of the governor by constantly questioning his truth-telling.

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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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miller nfl live2 5It’s D-Day or Draft Day tomorrow in the NFL.

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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