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Louisiana budget balanced? Will Republicans raise more taxes?

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 12:48 Written by

hilburnIs the Louisiana budget really balanced now that the Louisiana’s legislative session is history? If not, what will the state do to balance the budget?  Did the revenue measures have the required vote to pass or did they need two-thirds vote?  Since the budget next year appears to be just as bad as this year’s, will we see more taxes?  Are Republican officials in a position to raise more revenues through taxes and fees?

Wanna laugh? Jindal releases Budget "Fact sheet", great fictional masterpiece
Monday, 15 June 2015 15:28 Written by

pinocchio1For those who want a really good laugh only days after a grueling legislative session, or for those longing to read a good fictional story to rock yourself to sleep, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's office has issued a "Fact Sheet" on the Louisiana State budget.  He claims Louisiana has cut government, protected higher education and healthcare.

Trooping the Colour dance: Kate Middleton, Willy in, Harry out
Monday, 15 June 2015 13:33 Written by

harry-dianaWell, Prince George may not yet know his ABCs, but his parents are teaching him to do at least one thing well– he knows how to wave.

Being that George is being raised almost entirely by his Middleton relatives, perhaps he will grow to believe that this is all a Royal personage need know how to do.

Louisiana film industry requests Jindal veto, threatens litigation
Monday, 15 June 2015 12:28 Written by

filmThe Louisiana film industry issued a red alert today announcing that if Governor Bobby Jindal does not veto legislature which it says will severely damage (if not destroy) the growing film industry, it will challenge HB 829 in court.

BRAC says Jindal, Legislature raised business taxes, funded higher education
Monday, 15 June 2015 12:10 Written by

BATON-ROUGE-SKYAccording to the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, BRAC, there existed a "disconnect" in what transpired at the Capitol at the conclusion of the session and summarizing the session as a whole, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal and the legislature funded higher education but raised business taxes.

Louisiana legislature, Jindal apply band-aid fix to budgetary cancerous wound
Monday, 15 June 2015 11:33

bandaidOfficially, the Louisiana budget was balanced with not a second to spare. On Thursday of last week, as the clock ticked, the Louisiana legislature, after a two-month session, finalized the state budget with its $1.6 billion shortfall by raising fees, taxes and by making cuts. The problem, however, appears to be that the fix was merely short-term and the budget solution which begins July 1 2015 might even last until Gov. Bobby Jindal serves his last day in office, mid-January 2016.

NAACP's Ruthanne Dolezal white lie
Friday, 12 June 2015 14:26 Written by

dolJust days after the nation was subjected to the spectacle of Bruce Jenner “transitioning” into Caitlyn Jenner, another fraudulent story emerged. It seems that the NAACP President of Spokane, Washington is in reality, white. For years, Rachel Dolezal claimed to be an African American, but now her cover has been blown by her other mother, Ruthanne Dolezal, who informed the media that her daughter is indeed white.

Louisiana political comedy: Edwards v. Edwards punch it out, who will Mann up?
Friday, 12 June 2015 14:09 Written by

edwards-trinaNow that the Louisiana legislative session is over, if you are still looking for the next political brawl, you need not look any further. 

The June 2015 lineup is complete.    The main draw punching it out will be Edwards vs. Edwards.  The big question is whether they are Mann enough or if either will crawfish out of the bout?

Powerful Louisiana business group, LABI, issues legislative summary
Friday, 12 June 2015 14:01 Written by

labi-logoThe powerful Louisiana Association of Business and Industry has issued its "Highlights from this week at the Capitol "

US should know that Jindal raised taxes and budget was not revenue neutral
Friday, 12 June 2015 13:52 Written by

house-legisGovernor Jindal: Don’t tell us we balanced budget by not raising taxes

The Louisiana legislative session from hell is over.  Here are some quick observations:

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