OMG, Jindal signs budget, issues line items and claims he did not raise taxes

Friday, 19 June 2015 14:59 Written by

Louisiana-house-repsLouisiana 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.

Jindal signs bills, vetoes legislation from Louisiana legislative session
Friday, 19 June 2015 14:55 Written by

Jindal-collageToday, 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.

Lying Brian Williams, at home, with MSNBC
Friday, 19 June 2015 14:50 Written by

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. 

Ochsner Network launched; JPAC tickets, Delgado Culinary, Netchex
Thursday, 18 June 2015 15:14

ochsnerBusiness 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. 

Louisiana Governor candidate Scott Angelle talks Jindal, budget, SAVE Act
Thursday, 18 June 2015 14:34

angelleIf 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. 

Al-Habtoor for US President to destroy ISIS
Thursday, 18 June 2015 12:19 Written by

isisIs Khalaf Ahmad al-Habtoor running for U.S. President?

Probably not, because he is from the United Arab Emirates.  But I want to vote for him!

Debate: La. governor candidates drilled on same sex marriage, creation science, Obamacare, budget, more
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:52

gov-debateAs 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.

Biz: JPAS Gala, JEDCO-Jefferson Chamber, Frank Davis, Alexandria Museum of Arts, BRAC
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 14:15 Written by

jpasLouisiana 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..

Donald Trump can tower over GOP presidential candidates
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 14:00 Written by

trump-compressedToday, 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.

La. Legislators wimp out, Jindal limps to campaign roadshow
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 13:40 Written by

barfieldBy 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.


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