Unquestionably, the Louisiana Legislature has been busy the past two months. Legislators and others have been trying to figure out how to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1, 2015.
Members of the Louisiana House of Representatives have engaged in a last-minute attempt to obtain a balanced budget with only four days left in the Louisiana legislative session.
This 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.
Welcome 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.
Many 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.
It’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.
More 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.
Louisiana 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.
by 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.
It 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.