BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Democratic Party will push state lawmakers to broaden last year's equal pay legislation, to raise the state's minimum wage and to expand the Medicaid program as allowed under the federal health law.
State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, the chair of the state Democratic Party, outlined the party's goals Monday for the upcoming regular session that begins March 10.
Peterson framed them as ideas that would help working Louisianians.
Those proposals face strong GOP opposition, and the House and Senate both are majority Republican.
After Governor Bobby Jindal decided to get political over Duck Dynasty, the Louisiana Democratic Party got political over Governor Bobby Jindal.
The Louisiana Democratic Party chairwoman Karen Carter Peterson has decided to speak out over the “issue of free-speech” in response to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s statement in support of Phil Robertson:
David Vitter has made news this week, not only in Louisiana but throughout the land of “Politics Nation”.
The Republican Louisiana US Senator went public this week admitting that he just might run for Louisiana Governor.
In the same week that the Louisiana Republican Party and others released an internal poll claiming Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal has skyrocketed to 50 percent favorable after falling to the mid-thirties this spring, and the same week that a conservative organization released its poll showing Jindal at 35 percent, another poll shoe drops.
The Louisiana Democratic Party, inspired by Governor Bobby Jindal's fall in popularity and their belief that the Tea Party "extremism" is alienating voters, displayed signs of life Saturday night at its Jefferson-Jackson annual fundraiser dinner held in New Orleans, Saturday evening.
Joke of the day: Which is more crowded today in Louisiana?
Right now, it’s the battle of the political parties as surrogates and the IRS and taxes are the main issues.
While the Louisiana Republican Party appears to be claiming that they are being targeted by an Obama-scandal-like-IRS audit for expressing its opposition to taxes, the Louisiana Democratic Party has just announced, also via email, that the legislative auditor has also sent them a request for information.
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Louisiana Democratic Party slammed Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal for mid-year cuts he made today because revenues did not meet expectations.