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As predicted, LSU frees Bill Cassidy

Monday, 02 March 2015 12:34 Written by

landrieu-cassidyby Lamar White Jr., Publisher of Cenlamar

Last week, a prominent national reporter spoke with me about a paper I’m working on for one of my law school classes. I’d asked for his help because I knew he was an expert in the subject, and thankfully, he took the time to answer my questions. At the tail end of our conversation, he asked me about the story I’d helped to break about Bill Cassidy’s work with LSU. He was curious, he said, because he’d actually seen the same documents that I posted a few weeks before I had. He thought it was an important story, but he couldn’t find anyone interested in publishing it, which, he said, was frustrating.

Jindal's inventory tax reform takes on special interests
Monday, 02 March 2015 12:19 Written by

louisiana-legislatureThrust into the spotlight by becoming the crucial fulcrum on which Louisiana’s fiscal year 2016 budget balances, the state’s inventory/ad valorem tax credit reflects the inefficient, strange outlier tax behind it where the abolition of which would promote fairness and better potential for economic development.

Rest Louisiana, Grover Norquist and Jindal have your back
Monday, 02 March 2015 11:52 Written by

groverIf you’re a college student trying to etch out a career without going bankrupt first due to skyrocketing tuition, don’t worry; If you’re a business person depending upon the tax credit for inventory to get you through the year, no problem; If you’re a member of the working slugs, trying to get medical treatment for your family, don’t sweat it;  But, if you are a Louisiana legislator, trying to keep your Capitol part-time job, you’ve got a problem.

Jindal administration budget to fix $1.6B deficit, revealed
Friday, 27 February 2015 15:09 Written by

kristy-barwell-compressedToday, the Jindal Administration released its Executive Budget in front of an overflow audience at the State Capitol today.  The issue--how to plug a gaping $1.6B budget deficit for the upcoming fiscal year.

Below is a budget overview from the administration issued today moments after the proceedings began.

Jindal administration, Inspector General issue film tax credit statement about Horizon
Friday, 27 February 2015 14:49 Written by

moretAt the time that the very succesful tax credit programs are going under severe scrutinydue to the costs to the state government, today, Governor Jindal's Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret and State Inspector General Stephen Street issued the following joint statement concerning efforts to combat fraud and abuse in the film tax credit program:

ISIL's Jihadi John beheadings and mindless Obama administration
Friday, 27 February 2015 14:31 Written by

Jihadi-JohnIn a recent interview, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that to fight terrorism, “we need to go after the root causes that lead people to join these groups, whether it’s a lack of opportunity for jobs….”

Jindal’s tax credit cuts help Iowa campaign, hurt economic development, parishes
Friday, 27 February 2015 12:18 Written by

filmThe Jindal Administration announced on Friday, February 27  that the Governor seeks to repeal some $777,346,103 in state tax credits netting the La Treasury $589,794,455.  

Louisiana Educators pander to Jindal on budget
Friday, 27 February 2015 09:19 Written by

Jindal-differenceby Tom Aswell, publisher of Louisiana Voice

“They’re still negotiating with the terrorists.”

That gem, said in a private email to LouisianaVoice, came from a blogger who is relative new on the scene but who is very perceptive about what the Bobby administration is trying to do to higher education.https://lahigheredconfessions.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/open-letter-to-higher-education-leaders-the-time-for-negotiating-is-over/

Do not be like JIndal's, Perry's political prayer rallies
Thursday, 26 February 2015 17:26 Written by

jindal-perryby Jim Brown

I guess the good Lord has to put up with politicians. Nary a week goes by when some governor or other political type is holding a prayer rally and declaring that the ills of the nation can be cured by America being “born again” through embracing a Christian evangelical fervor. So the question is, do the Gospels need politicians?

Vitter gets Bush back, Medicaid Expansion bill; High Ed'ers high-road to Jindal
Thursday, 26 February 2015 15:20 Written by

vitter-teaDavid Vitter is calling on the big guns in his run for the Louisiana governor’s mansion. Today, he unveiled the support of former US President George H. W. Bush.

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