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alarioRightly so that Louisiana’s fiscal structure deserves blame for the state’s chronic inability to fund chosen priorities properly, but unhelpful attitudes persisting in the political culture also hamper the state on this account; in fact, beliefs of some policy-makers about the scope and role of government that determines policy choices made run counter to the ideas about these inserted into the U.S. Constitution.

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dardenne myth taxThis year, there have been many claims made by opponents of the John Bel Edwards administration that have been promoted on various right-wing blogs, by various politicians and political groups. 

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dardennne budgetWhy did  Democrat John Bel Edwards and Jay Dardenne suddenly start their transition team and the first year of their administration, by trying to raise taxes, especially when, throughout the campaign, none of the candidates advocated doing so?  

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Loss of TOPS' is Louisiana's gain
Thursday, 07 July 2016 14:11

If a student has depended upon or counted on in their future the Taylor Opportunity Program for Scholars to fund fully their tuition, or is a university administrator searching for revenue, it’s not the end of the world, it’s the just the real world.

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While the state begins to focus upon their summer vacations, Presidential race and even that US Senate election around the corner, there is some Louisiana legislative work still on the stove.

Just one of those items needing completion is hearing from SMOR Pollster and political analyst, Bernie Pinsonat regarding the second special session of hell.

Taxes were raised, but, not as much as Governor John Bel Edwards wanted.  There were winners and some losers.

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As this is political season, a United States election coming up, and legislators and political parties trying to cover its butt for their own members raising taxes, once again, there is also a defense by the John Bel Edwards administration to offset what I call BS (and what they call politely calling “myths”).  

The issue is, is the budget $2 billion dollars more this year, than last year?

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Seems Gov. John Bel Edwards and his Administration’s campaign of employing the Goebbels Principle to create a distorted view of the Democrat’s first six months in office could not wait for the launching of its formal tour.

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According to certain (conservative to right-wing) legislators and bloggers (and their loyal followers) who are always going to push an agenda, to make Democrats and Governor John Bel Edwards look like he is "a liar" and "a tax and spender", we just wasted this spring and summer raising a lot of taxes, we did not need to raise.

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Who are some of the big winners and losers from the recent Louisiana legislative special session that ended  Thursday night of last week? 

This was one of the first questions I asked Greg Hilburn as he was driving in from Baton Rouge to New Orleans early  Friday morning.

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Seems that Gov. John Bel Edwards plans to launch an apology/blame tour now that he took some knocks in his first legislative sessions as governor. As we might expect, not much of what follows from it should we believe -- even if we pay for it.

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