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The many merry GOP Presidential candidates should have their say

Friday, 05 June 2015 14:04

dwarfsThis was a busy week in the GOP presidential sweepstakes as two candidates jumped into the race: U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Currently, there are ten announced candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination and the number will surely grow. In the coming days, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will officially announce his presidential bid. Soon thereafter, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and business tycoon Donald Trump will probably enter the fray. 

The doozy acts to SAVE JIndal's last legislative budget
Friday, 05 June 2015 13:43 Written by

Kennedy-interview2Welcome to the world of Louisiana government "white is black" and "up is down" time.  Yep, we’re coming upon the last days of the legislative session.  Being $1.6B in the hole, it’s a doozy, if ever one, so much so--it's making me dizzy,with confusion. 

Video of the Jindal walk: Fallon pokes at Louisiana Governor’s national address disaster
Friday, 05 June 2015 10:51

fallon-jindalMany believe that over the past eight years, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has been walking the walk and talking the talk of a Presidential contender, although he has often denied those campaign intentions.

Video: Louisiana Senate Finance Committee members upset over Medicaid Expansion expense
Friday, 05 June 2015 10:27 Written by

louisiana-legislatureIt’s not that Medicaid Expansion of the Affordable Care Act needs more controversy, but, during this year of fiscal panic over a $1.6B deficit, anything goes.

Louisiana Dems snip at Alario, Donahue for trying to keep SAVE ACT alive in House
Thursday, 04 June 2015 16:20 Written by

alarioMore from the Louisiana Democratic Party as the Louisiana legislative session begins its last week.  According to the democrats, Senator Jack Donahue and Senate President John Alario, are being unsuccessful in their attempts to use parliamentary procedures to keep a Jindal’s sponsored-bill alive. 

Here is the party's last email denouncing Jindal and his attempt to pass what is called the SAVE Act.

Biz Shorts: Jaws, Chehardy Sherman, Sage NOLA, BRAC, ZEA'S, Bella Ridge
Thursday, 04 June 2015 13:28

sagenolaLouisiana Biz News for today:  James M. Williams join Chehardy Sherman law firm, Bella Ridge Apts,  BRAC policy paper, SAGE NOLA, Jaws on the Mississippi, ZEA'S, more

The well-known and long-established Chehardy Sherman law firm took a major step for the future today as its partners announced that James M. Williams has joined the firm, which has been rebranded Chehardy Sherman Williams. Attorney Inemesit U. O’Boyle has joined Williams as a partner at the firm.

Remembering Louisiana novelist, Percy Walker
Thursday, 04 June 2015 13:16 Written by

percy-walkerby Jim Brown

Many readers who love Louisiana literature will gather this weekend in St. Francisville to celebrate the life and works of novelist Walker Percy.  He was, to me, a literary icon who spent most of his life in Louisiana.  Many consider him to be America’s most significant Catholic writer.  And he was passionate about Louisiana.  So passionate that he took the time to give me some good advise about what he considered to be the insidious politics in the Bayou State. 

Louisiana Senate leadership maneuver will SAVE Jindal, budget
Thursday, 04 June 2015 13:04 Written by

donahueIt looks as if the SAVE plan will save Louisiana’s stressed fiscal year 2016 budget, thanks to the typical force alignment process seen in the state’s budgetary politics.

Ways and Means Chair Robideaux: Jindal's SAVE Act, most liberal, ever
Thursday, 04 June 2015 12:18 Written by

robideaux-pic2Now, seven days, and counting.

For many reasons, perhaps, Wednesday could be considered one of the most important days of the 2015 Louisiana legislative session, at least, to date.

Louisiana Democratic Party praises dems and republicans for killing Jindal bill
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 14:18 Written by

louisiana-legislatureLouisiana Democratic Party thanked democrats and republicans serving in the House Ways and Means Committee today for killing a bill that would have helped plug a major budget hole but at the same time, would give Bobby Jindal protection in his goal to be tax neutral as he ramps up his probable presidential run.

Seven democrats and 3 republicans voted to defeat the legislation.  The republicans were Joel Robideaux (chairman of the committee), Eddie Lambert and Thomas Willmott.

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