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wagIn the United States, an individual is considered innocent until the government proves them guilty by a specified burden of proof.

The rationale for this fundamental principle seems clear: an individual’s right to freedom is sacred and government must have a clear argument and strong body of evidence to restrict or remove it entirely. Most folks consider this concept a no brainer in relation to the criminal or civil code as a reasonable limit on the power of government from easily overtaking the rights of the individual.

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lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net 
The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of a statewide poll on Louisiana’s budget situation and the governor’s call for a special session.

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marks demsIt bears repeating, in a little different way: the Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards Administration and Democrat legislators are from Mars, Republican legislators are from Venus.

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budget cut capital 5Welcome to the annual Louisiana budget crises.

At least that is what Southern Media & Opinion Research pollster Bernie Pinsonat implied yesterday when we discussed this year's special session to help plug a cavity in this year's budget, ending June 30, 2017.

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troy brownIt is a complete outrage that Troy Brown, a criminal, is still serving as a Louisiana State Senator. Senator Brown (D-Napoleonville) has a troubling record of domestic abuse. Twice he has pleaded guilty for violence against women. 

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legislative solar systemLouisiana Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards is from Mars, legislative Republicans are from Venus. I chose the ordering since Edwards once served as a professional warrior and some GOP legislators are women. I chose the metaphor to illustrate the completely incompatible mindset of the two that threatens to launch fireworks during the state’s whirlwind special session.

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Edwards blasts GOP House for lack of budget plan
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:31

edwards capitol The Louisiana legislative special session is not yet a full two days old and the gubernatorial gloves are coming off and quickly.

The issue?  How to plug another budgetary hole to pay for anticipated services due through the end of the fiscal year, ending June 30.

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Louisiana house repsWih the Louisiana legislature about to face another special session, UNO has released a new survey and the numbers do not look good.

Governor John Bel Edwards enjoys less than a majority approval, the legislature has a 2-1 disapproval but the public believes a special session is needed.

Below is the report from UNO:

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Jindal collageAccording to reporting from Tyler Bridges of the Advocate, the conservative republicans might release a plan in the next couple of days as the Louisiana legislature readies for another budget-scraping special session.

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lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Let the games begin

    Here we go again.  Another special session to address the $304 million budget shortfall for the current fiscal year.
    It will convene on Monday, February 13 at 6:30 p;m. and conclude by midnight on Wednesday, February 22 – a nine-day session.
    Not everyone is happy with the call.  Some Republican legislators feel the cuts could have been made by the governor without the need for a special session.

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