Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has signed HB1, the budget into law and issued line item vetoes. He stated below that the budget is balanced without tax increases, however, there were over 700 million dollars in tax increases. Jindal balanced the budget with a scheme called the SAVE act, which was designed to protect his presidential run, which official begins June 24.
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2015 Regular Legislative Session to 146. The Governor also vetoed HB 42, HB 137, HB 272, HB 370, HB 555, HB 577, HB 837, SB 48 and SB 250. The veto letters are below.
by Jeff Crouere
After an extensive investigation, NBC News finally decided what to do with habitual liar Brian Williams, who has been on an extended suspension since February. In the end, they made the perfect choice by removing him from the anchor chair at the “Nightly News” and demoting him to MSNBC, their embarrassment of a cable news network. Williams will join other habitual liars, such as the Reverend Al Sharpton, on MSNBC, a ratings disaster.
Business and organization news for today: Ochsner Network launched, JPAC gala discount, Delgado culinary, Netchex
On Thursday, June 18, 2015, elected officials, along with the founding partner organizations came together to officially launch and celebrate the Ochsner Health Network.
If Scott Angelle ere elected governor this fall, how would he distinguish himself from the current governor, Bobby Jindal? What would be the one thing he would focus upon to make a difference to Louisiana? Does he support the the controversial SAFE Act, passed by the Louisiana legislature that enabled the state to budget the budget that starts July 1 2015?
Current Public Service Commissioner and Louisiana Gubernatorial candidate Angelle has a long history serving his community and Louisiana. He was Secretary of Natural Resources under democratic governor Kathleen Blanco and under current Governor Jindal. Jindal appointed him to be interim Lt. Governor to fill the seat vacated by Mitch Landrieu, who had become New Orleans Mayor. The governor then appointed Angelle to the LSU Board of Supervisors. He then won the seat for Public Service Commissioner.
As political debates go, the Louisiana gubernatorial variety, held at the Alario Center today, was markedly tame--even on issues of great emotionality such as the Louisiana budget, the SAVE Act, same sex marriage, creation science. Affordable Exchange Act and more issues.
Louisiana Business and organization news for today:
Jefferson Parish Camber and the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission team up to offer seminars on Office Technologies; The JPAS Building opening gala is coming; BRAC offers testimony; Alexandria gets art; Frank Davis bridge honored, and more..
Today, the GOP race for President took a very different turn as real estate billionaire Donald Trump entered the fray. After three decades of flirting with the idea of running for President, Trump finally made the official plunge in front of a crowd of supporters at Trump Tower in New York City. With his entrance, there are now 12 announced candidates contending for the GOP nomination.
By Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Legislature limps (wimps) to close
As is always expected with the Louisiana Legislature, the battle to craft a $24 billion budget went down to the final hours of the session.