It appears that our Louisiana House of Representatives are going to vote on the cigarette tax. According to news reports, as of now there are not enough votes to override Governor Jindal’s veto.
Based upon news reports, Jindal has made a personal plea to his party not to override his veto of the four-cent-per pack cigarette tax.
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law HB 55 by Rep. Thierry – a Governor’s Package Bill – which criminalizes the accessing or using of social networking websites, chat rooms and peer-to-peer networks by registered sex offenders. He also announced signing other legislation into law.
Opponents of more efficient government refuse to go quietly in the waning days of the 2011 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature, in one instance trying one last move to reverse a policy defeat many years in the making with an appeal to pre-election legislator vanity.
On the surface, SB 207 by state Sen. Willie Mount primarily appears as a way to provide reporting on the implementation of the state’s nascent coordinated care network. As previously noted, such systems to provide care for the indigent exist commonly among the states and, when implemented correctly, do provide better care at reduced costs.
ever-expanding world of Jindal hypocrisy and fradulance, we present two of his latest and greatest.
First, on transparency: We've been over this subject before. Jindal is a fraud of the higest order when it comes to government transparency and ethics. This past week, Jindal's new Healthcarewhiz-kid Bruce Greenstein took it on the chin during his confirmation hearing over the award of the "most lucrative state contract" to Greenstein's former employer. Which employer?
The sordid details of Anthony Weiner’s virtual sexual escapades involving a variety of young ladies have surfaced. They have caused him, his family, and the Democratic Party considerable woe. That fails to mention the embarrassment endured by the American people once this story broke.
Many fellow Democrats on the hill have urged him to resign his position immediately to limit the damage his disclosures will do to the Democratic Party during the coming election cycle. A majority of his constituents, in contrast, wish him to stay on despite the embarrassments.
The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana has issued the following opinion regarding a controversial personal income tax phase-out measure currently in the state’s legislative session:
According to Yahoo Sports, the "framework" of a new collective bargaining agreement could be in place by the weekend.
If the two sides reach that point, they would then retreat to their respective corners to present the deal for approval. "A June 30 or July 4 announcement is a reasonable expectation," said Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel, agreeing with a CBSSports.com report that the deal was "80 to 85 per cent done."
BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments and/or reappointments to various state boards— Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, the Patient's Compensation Fund Oversight Board, the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board, the Louisiana State Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition and the Louisiana Real Estate Commission.
The Governor’s office has provided the below information describing the appointments and/or reappointments:
Have you ever experienced a week that you do not want to end? Last week was one of those weeks!
Where else in the world you can enjoy the following all in one week: attending a luncheon with Congressman Cedric Richmond at the Plimsoll Club with a question and answered period; the 50th birthday celebration of Preservation Hall; Vino on the Bayou at Pitot House, NOMA’s installation of international renowned artist Swoon. This installation, entitled Thalassa, is named for and inspired by the Greek goddess of the sea. Swoon's Thalassa transformed the Great Hall. Swoon takes inspiration from city, sea to create towering 20-foot sculpture suspended from NOMA's century-old ceiling; PRC's LADIES IN RED with honorees: Thais Clark, Wendell Eugene, Daniel Farrow, Maynard Chatters and Jan Ramsey at Generations Hall; a fabulous debutant party at the Audubon Zoo that included Sheryl Crow and other fantastic performers,