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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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