Roger Villere, has been re-elected chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party for another term, coming off a banner year in which the major goal for the state party was fulfilled—defeating Democrat Senator Louisiana Mary Landrieu.
As if Louisiana needs any more financial wallops that could hurt its ability to fund governmental projects or that could hamper its economic growth. However, in a budgetary move that could hurt oil and gas industry and the State of Louisiana (which fought hard for revenue sharing of energy revenue) the Obama administration is favoring legislation that would drain Louisiana and three other Gulf states for redirect future oil and natural-gas drilling revenues.
The shift would boost "clean energy" industry efforts and hurt the oil and gas industry.
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal entered the vaccine debate which has generated much discussion online and within conservative radio circles as well as among likely Presidential candidates such as Rand Paul and Chris Christie, both who have argued in favor of parental choice, with Paul favoring more free choice.
Limited term limits?
All members of the Louisiana Legislature are up for re-election this fall unless they are term-limited. But being term-limited in one legislative body frees them up to pull a switcheroo.
With 21 months until the 2016 presidential race, the GOP field of candidates is large and impressive. Approximately two dozen prominent Republicans have expressed an interest in running for President. Most of the candidates are strong conservatives with solid credentials. Unfortunately, the field also includes two well-known moderates, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who both have the ability to raise large sums of money and become a major factor in the upcoming election.
by Lou Gehrig Burnet, Publisher of Fax-Net
U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Metairie, has been busy trying to put behind him the controversy which developed when it was revealed that he spoke in 2002 before a white supremacist group founded by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.
by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
You don’t always have to be loud to make a lot of noise.
Last week, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) kicked off our 40th Anniversary with our 2015 annual meeting in Baton Rouge. Joining us to focus on our meeting’s theme of “Sustainable Growth in a Global Economy” were over 1,000 Louisiana business and political leaders.
Our modest attempt at literature is not only intended to inform but to educate our readers. Today’s lesson is about certain Sporting Absolutes that periodically arise with the persistence and joy of Type A flu. These are things that are bad but people in and around the games persist in doing them anyway. For example, a Sporting Absolute with local impact is: Never wear the opponent’s colors into LSU’s Tiger Stadium. You will be abused, threatened and possibly assaulted. That one comes from personal experience.
To call Gov. Bobby Jindal disingenuous would be to belabor the obvious. The evidence is there in plain view for everyone to see: his painfully patronizing platitudes, designed to appeal to his ever-shrinking core base, induce involuntary winces of embarrassment not only from his critics, of which there are many, but from objective observers as well.