After IBM, the international technology and communications company (who has recently decided to invest in Louisiana), requested that Bobby Jindal modify his support for a controversial “religious freedom bill filed this legislative session, the gay-rights group, Equality Louisiana offered its own perspective:
This was the horrible week in which millions of Americans paid their taxes to the ever increasing and intrusive federal government. This year, the tax burden has grown with Tax Freedom Day appearing on April 24, meaning that Americans will spend approximately one third of the year working for government before they can provide for their families.
by Jim Brown
Remember the scene in the movie, The Fugitive, where Harrison Ford is about to jump off a cliff into a raging river? He turns to his pursuer, a federal agent played by Tommy Lee Jones, and says: “I’m innocent!” Jones shakes his head and says: “I don’t care.” In recent months, a series of investigative reports from across the Bayou State have concluded that numerous federal and state prosecutors are primarily interested in winning — getting the indictment, the guilty plea, the conviction. But when it comes to seeking justice, one could argue that many prosecutors just don’t seem to care.
The State Bond Commission approved $206 million for projects statewide and saved taxpayers more than $6.4 million at its April 16 meeting, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.
"We approved projects in parishes across Louisiana," said Treasurer Kennedy. "These are vital projects that include water, sewer and school system improvements as well as acquiring equipment for solid waste facilities."
With Louisiana facing a $1.6B deficit, just how is the state's economy doing so legislators can determine its future revenues based upon growth opportunities.
by Bob Mann
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s “State of the State” address to the Louisiana Legislature on Monday was such a cornucopia of half-truths and distortions, it’s difficult to know where to start.
The longer Jindal serves as governor, the greater a fabulist he becomes.
The phrase is being heard around the world, every day, on talk radio, cable TV and soon, political ads throughout the nation
Two of the strongest advocates come from Louisiana. One is Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and the other, former Louisiana legislator, Tony Perkins, now heading the Family Research Council.
You may be forgiven for wondering whether the world has turned upside down upon learning in north Louisiana schools it seems more important that girls wear tuxedos at proms than supporting school leaders who give witness to values that build character and respect the dignity of all people.
by Tim Burns, Member of Louisiana House of Representatives
It was fitting that the 2015 Louisiana Legislative Session opened with an automobile being impaled by the State Capitol’s new security system, since the state is facing a $1.6 billion budget deficit in what is likely to be one of the most contentious session in modern times.
by Tom Aswell, publisher of Louisiana Voice
granddad had an admonition for someone (more than once, that someone was me) who he thought was running his mouth off a little too much: “Don’t let your alligator mouth overload your jaybird ass.”
Loosely translated, that means don’t go shooting off your mouth with claims you can’t back up—physically or factually.