Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal lashed out at Rand Paul yesterday for a comment he made on Morning Joe.
Hours later, some of his opponents returned fire.
by Jim Brown
Fifty years ago this month, rock band The Who released their megahit rock opera called “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” The song ended with the lyrics: “Meet the new boss, Same as the old boss.” From the early debates in the approaching Louisiana governor’s race, voters are hearing few fresh ideas as how to get the Bayou State out of its fiscal and quality of life disarray that has continued for years.
With less than two weeks left in the Louisiana legislative session, no issue is more important than the $1.6 billion budget deficit. While there remains a possibility that the legislature might find enough money with the combination of revenue-raisers and budget cuts that would satisfy all parties involved, there is also the possibility that the legislature will defy Gov. Bobby Jindal and his allegiance to Grover Norquist of the Americans for Tax Reform --and approve a budget that raises taxes without a corresponding and equal cut in government spending.
What could be more exciting than a Louisiana governor's race, statewide elections and the Louisiana Legislature wrapping up a little $1.6 billion deficit budget brawl?
Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be giving his State of the City address tomorrow. Perhaps one of the topics for discussion will be the decision of the city to eliminate traffic court compromises and settlements.
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal again jumped into a foreign policy skirmish this time releasing a foreign policy statement, but, this one, takes issue with the credentials of fellow republican, US Senator Rand Paul.
It is very rare that a social issue generates as much interest and discourse than that of religious liberty versus gay-rights.
And what we saw today, talk radio and Google hangouts is indeed a terrific form for such heavy discussion.
Once again, a horrific murder has given New Orleans an unwelcome burst of national publicity. This time, it involved the murder of James Bennett, Jr., a Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) police officer. He was killed early Sunday morning near a dimly lit public housing site that was undergoing construction. Bennett was the first HANO police officer killed in the line of duty in New Orleans, a city that has had public housing developments since 1941.
by Lou Gherig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Carson wins SRLC straw poll
Dr. Ben Carson finished first in the 2015 Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) straw poll with 25.4% of the votes cast.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Clout takes a big hit
Poof! That’s what happened to Louisiana’s clout in Congress when Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu lost her Senate seat to Republican Bill Cassidy.