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

jindal runOn the same day that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal communications office announced that he will be traveling to Alexandria to highlight what his offfice calls the " economic development success of the region" and meet with local employees of Crest Industries, the Louisiana Democratic Party issued the following statement, that questions the veracity of Jindal's claim:

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caldwellPolitical shorts for today:  The Louisiana Democratic Party, via a press release, is poking Attorney General, Buddy Caldwell for a “lazy smear” against Democrat Geri Broussard Baloney.  The powerful Building Contractor PAC has announced their legislative picks.  And, tweets for the day:

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kennedy-team-vitter 4Two political proxies chimed in today in response to the Times Picayune’s endorsement of David Vitter for Louisiana governor.  The first response came from Treasurer John Kennedy.  The second, from  Stephen Handwerk of the Louisiana Democratic Party.

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bel-edwardsLouisiana’s 2015 governor’s race may tell us whether the standard playbook of southern Democrats needs permanent revision.
The party’s endorsed candidate for that office, state Rep. John Bel Edwards, finally joined his major Republican opponents in running a television ad – perhaps so late because he trails them on in fundraising. In it, we discover, as testament to being a “born leader,” that he was the all-American boy in high school, a West Point graduate who served his country in elite capacity in the Army, and is “pro-life” and “pro-Second Amendment.” Also, he’s a “fighter for education, health care, and working families.”

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la-demos2According to the Louisiana Democratic Party, the much-discussed SAVE budget gimmick which would balance the budget through a gimmick, allowing Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to claim no taxes were raised during the ongoing legislative session is losing ground.

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louisiana-legislatureLouisiana Democratic Party thanked democrats and republicans serving in the House Ways and Means Committee today for killing a bill that would have helped plug a major budget hole but at the same time, would give Bobby Jindal protection in his goal to be tax neutral as he ramps up his probable presidential run.

Seven democrats and 3 republicans voted to defeat the legislation.  The republicans were Joel Robideaux (chairman of the committee), Eddie Lambert and Thomas Willmott.

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petersonIt rather shows the depths that Louisiana’s Democrats currently plumb when their talking points consist of over-the-top complaints about Republican gubernatorial news releases and asking GOP legislators whether these opponents consider them murderers.

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constitution-laLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal lashed out at Rand Paul yesterday for a comment he made on Morning Joe.  

Hours later, some of his opponents returned fire. 

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gov-mansion 200x149The Louisiana House Republicans and the Louisiana Democratic Party’s executive director (speaking for the party), do not see eye-to-eye as to what occurred today in Baton Rouge in cobbling together a budget.

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jindal-cavutoThe Louisiana Democratic Party has continued to take swipes at Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, presumably, to weaken him in their efforts to seek negotiating opportunities as he enters into his final legislative session starting Monday.

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  • Cat Fights on the Hot Cement Confederate New Orleans statues
  • Ex-Saints, Bears, Bills, NFL Exec, Jim W. Miller discusses NFL Draft tomorrow
  • Trump's new plan; Curtains on tax returns release; 40% say Trump-Russia; Probing Obama admin
  • Watch Louisiana Governor Edwards talk about CAT Tax failure

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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