State Rep. Jim Fannin (D/R-Jonesboro) may have inadvertently exposed the Jindal administration’s $178 million “surplus” for the fraud it is in a brief conversation with one of our readers from north Louisiana who knew the right questions to ask,LouisianaVoice has learned.
by Tom Aswell, publisher of Louisiana Voice
The scene is a cheesy carnival with a sleazy barker trying to coax indifferent passersby into a tent sideshow that is certain to be equal parts hype and fraudulence. You can almost hear his voice as he drones:
The Jindal versus John Kennedy budget battle continues.
On Wednesday, the Jindal administration in advance of a legislative hearing on the budget surplus it reports slammed Treasurer John Kennedy in the administration attempts to defend itself from criticism it has been receiving since it reported ten days ago that Louisiana would end the past fiscal year with a surplus.
In part two of a three-part Google Hangout webcast interview with Louisiana treasurer John Kennedy, the discussion turned to the Louisiana budget deficit and the state’s consultant contracts. In part I of the interview, as he has done so in the past, Kennedy, pointed out that Louisiana’s budget obligations have been met by using budget gimmicks, one-time monies, depleting various dedicated trust accounts, severely cutting education while allowing bloated government consulting contracts to prosper.
What is the future for Louisiana's budgetary problems, healthcare, hospitals, helping the elderly and services such as education?
These were some of the issues discussed in a Bayoubuzz.com Google Hangout interview webcasted live Wednesday morning with Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy.
How bad is the Louisiana budget, now that the state legislature is two weeks away from session's end? Is Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal helping or hurting the state's budgetary process with his policies and practices?
Next year, as the magnolias come to bloom, Bobby Jindal will take his last lap of the Louisiana Legislature. Yes, the term-limited, part-time Governor will be busily boxing up the mansion in 2015.But while the luggage tags and boarding passes might be swept into the garbage can,the Governor’s budget mess will stick with taxpayers for years to come.
It has been an interesting political spring and summer.
At the close of the 2013 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature, some speculated that potentially a new day could be dawning in the state’s politics. That’s correct, but for absolutely the wrong reason cited.
The Louisiana GOP, once again, are taking advantage of the recent statement that has stoked the racial flames in Louisiana and elsewhere.