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executive budgetOn Thursday, the John Bel Edwards administration released its executive budget.

Anticipated is a roughly $440 million dollar shortfall for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017.

angerby Ron Chapman

 “Meanness” infects today’s American political dialog on all sides.  In point of fact, the term “dialog” is a misnomer because there is very little give and take or even listening on either anywhere.    

landrieu allianceToday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu called the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend a huge success and thanked the local, state and federal public safety agencies, public employees, the host committee, and the people of New Orleans for helping make it all possible. 

aaron jamesAaron James wasn’t wasn’t just an ordinary basketball player who grew up shooting hoops.

He was one of those guys you knew, from the get-go, that he was going to make it to the top.

And, the NBA is about as top of the tops a basketball lover can get.

 

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:

NOLA/Times Picayune still bastion of liberalism
Thursday, 09 February 2017 14:07

newspaper boyLast week, in a futile gesture, the New Orleans Times-Picayune (or NOLA.com, or whatever Advance Digital calls the outlet now) suffered a defensive wound regarding the publication’s ideological leanings.

Its editor Mark Lorando had written a column inviting reader comment about the newspaper’s performance. He followed it up with one addressing the comment, by far, most commonly made: that the paper has a liberal bias. Predictably, the headline read “Yes, we have an agenda. But it's not a liberal one.”

warrenLet it be known that the US Congress is solemnly debating the possible and probable future Attorney General of the United States.

Well, maybe not so solemnly.

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.

cooperOn Thursday evening, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that his Chief of Staff, former State Senator Ben Nevers, would step down as Chief of Staff for the Office of the Governor.  Sen. Nevers’ resignation will be effective Feb. 28. Former Director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), Mark Cooper, will assume the role of Chief of Staff.  

axDonald Trump has promised to build a wall which he claims Mexico will pay for it. He has campaigned upon making the United States military more powerful than ever, by investing billions into defense. The President has pledged no cuts in Medicare and a mega-infrastructure stimulus investment, to help maintain, repair and replace the aging structures. The infrastructure improvements are critical and long overdue.

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