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lagopState Representative Lance Harris (R­Alexandria), Chairman of the House Republican Delegation, released the following:

“Government should always strive to be less intrusive to citizens and business, spend its money efficiently, and deliver its core functions without raising taxes. This has always been and will continue to be the goal of the House Republicans. 

The Governor called the legislature into an "extraordinary" session in mid­ February. The revenue of the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, had fallen nearly $1 billion below projections. Thus, in order to continue government operations, the legislature would need to find areas of waste, cut certain services, and/or raise revenue. 

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party power 1The smell of political party strong-arming fascisms and hypocrisies ranks, again. 

On Monday, Neil Abramson, a Democratic Representative from New Orleans opted to vote for himself and then for a Republican Taylor Barras against Walt Leger, also a New Orleans democrat.  The vote was for the House Speaker seat and the election has turned into a major controversy starting the beginning of Governor Jon Bel Edwards’s term, who is now the only Democratic governor in the Deep Red South.  Leger was Edwards’s guy.

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GOP-SAME-SEXToday, after the U.S. Supreme Court decided in favor of same sex marriage, GOP presidential candidates, all competing for the religious right vote, released statements. 

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jindals-book2Has a familiar title. Now where did I hear, Leadership and Crises? Or was it Crises and Leadership?
Yesterday, Robert Travis Scott, President and CEO of PAR (and former reporter for the Times Picayune) crafted this commentary about Common Core:

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class-warfareWashington attorney/political fundraiser Charlie Spies wants to make it even easier for those with the financial resources to continue to buy elections in Louisiana to the increasing detriment of the rest of us.

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forgotstonC.B. Forgotston, a liberal?

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jindal-differenceIn a Keynote address before the Republican National Committee’s Winter Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal repeated many of the comments he made on national television after the November presidential election tonight in a speech and spoke in broad principles for the future of the country. 

 

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Jindal-Meet-the-pressLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has released excerpts of his Key Note address speech for tonight in Charlotte North Carolina which release has been entitled by his press office: SPEECH EXCERPTS: Gov. Jindal to Refute President Obama’s Liberal Vision for America.

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romney-obama-smallAccording to a number of Republican presidential wannabes, the outcome of the presidential election was a fiasco, a major disaster for the GOP.  And the excuses keep pouring in. 

 

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Jindal-campaignto the Louisiana GOP via an email blast today, "Louisiana Republicans have gained thee key leadership positions in recent months that will help to redirect the national Republican Party in 2013.

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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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