Thank you so much for the thoughtful “friend” fundraising letter that you sent me and millions of other Americans this week. You were so kind to solicit donations on behalf of your son Jeb’s presidential campaign. Of course, you let us know that you “changed your mind” because on April 25, 2013 you told Matt Lauer of the “Today” show that “there are other people out there that are very qualified and we’ve had enough Bushes.”
by Louisiana Representative Tim Burns,
Last week, Dr. Jim Richardson, the LSU economics professor, widely acknowledged to be the Dalai Lama of Louisiana fiscal and tax policy and long-standing member of the state’s Revenue Estimating Committee presented a study of Louisiana tax policy. He was assisted in the study by two economics professors from Tulane University, Dr. Steven Sheffrin and Dr. James Alm. The study was commissioned by House Speaker Chuck Kleckley and Senate President John Alario and paid for by the legislature and Tulane University.
There’s nothing left to be said other than to say Bobby Jindal is bat guano crazy.
The Louisiana Office of Group Benefits (OGB) was cruising along in 2011, providing virtually complaint-free quick turnarounds on medical claims for state employees, retirees and their dependents.
A couple of polls concerning the governor’s contest later this year have hit the public consciousness. You can’t put much stock in them as to how the contest will turn out, but they do show the very broad contours of the race as it threatens to develop, and provide especially trenchant information for Democrats.
Polls, polls and more polls…
Recently, two Louisiana polls have emerged making a bit of noise in the state’s political stratosphere.
We all know that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is a traveler. He seems to be constantly crisscrossing the country in his unlikely and quixotic quest to obtain national office. But now he says he is also the unrivaled champion of governors who travel all over the Bayou State. In a recent interview to the Monroe News-Star, Jindal is quoted saying: “I believe I’ve been to more places as governor than any other governor before me inside the state of Louisiana.” All the governors I have known, going back to John McKeithen, would strongly disagree.
The Louisiana Department of Education and the state's governor, Bobby Jindal, are engaged in a PR war of words over the issue of Common Core.
Jindal held a press conference outlining his approach to remove Common Core from Louisiana. The DOE, provided an update today on the testing this week.
Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni will announce his future political intentions tonight with a television commercial and a gathering.
It has been reported that Yenni will be running for Jefferson Parish President to replace current parish president John Young, a candidate for Lt. Governor.