The first two months of the new Republican Congress has been extremely disappointing. The only significant accomplishment has been the passage of the Keystone Pipeline bill. Unfortunately, when the Republicans caved on the issue of executive amnesty, it sent a strong signal to conservatives across the country that the party will not stop the radical agenda of President Obama.
Is Louisiana “exhibit 1” to prove that “trickle down” economics just might not work—at least in this state, at this particular time-- with a canyon-like $1.6 billion budget deficit hole to fill?
Yeah, we know. We have to narrow that down a bit.
We already know about his ethical and moral problems. But more specifically, he has a major constitutional problem.
Louisiana US Senator David Vitter, who is a candidate for Louisiana governor, has picked up an endorsement and some campaign cash from Ambassador John Bolton.
As the Louisiana legislative session approaches with a $1.6B budget shortfall, State Treasurer John Kennedy urged the Division of Administration Wednesday to reconsider selling the remaining portion of the state's tobacco settlement.
Councilmember James Gray; Michael Hecht of Greater New Orleans, Inc.; Bryan Batt, native New Orleanian actor;and Will French of the the Louisiana Film & Entertainment Association all gathered today for a ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the opening of FilmWorks New Orleans – one of the region’s newest and largest film production studios.
This past Monday, March 9, 2015, was Commonwealth Day in the United Kingdom.
Just in case you missed it, as you might!
Anyway, you can catch up on it all by viewing the zillion or more snaps online at the Daily Mail.
by Jim W. Miller
I don’t know many people who laugh at funerals, but pardon me while I chuckle at the reaction from Who Dat Nation over the Saints’ trade of TE Jimmy Graham to Seattle on Tuesday. No, change that “TE” identification to “Icon” with a capital “I” because if you polled Saints’ fans before about 3 p.m. Tuesday, Graham would have been listed at No. 2 current “Saint of Saints” behind QB and Icon Drew Brees.
With Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race over, it’s time to move on to the next big race, the race for Governor. The major candidates are Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle (R), Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne (R), State Representative John Bel Edwards (D), and U.S. Senator David Vitter (R). While the race is yet to be run, it is certainly David Vitter against the field. Like Hillary Clinton who is expected to seek the presidency and the favorite to win the democratic nomination, David Vitter is the candidate to beat in the race for Louisiana’s top job.
Well, the reign of Bobby Jindal is coming to an end thankfully. He is weeks away from delivering his final address to the Louisiana Legislature. His speech will undoubtedly focus on his agenda to deal with the state’s horrific fiscal problems. We are facing a $1.6 billion deficit and the options are not very palatable.