As political debates go, the Louisiana gubernatorial variety, held at the Alario Center today, was markedly tame--even on issues of great emotionality such as the Louisiana budget, the SAVE Act, same sex marriage, creation science. Affordable Exchange Act and more issues.
Louisiana Business and organization news for today:
Jefferson Parish Camber and the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission team up to offer seminars on Office Technologies; The JPAS Building opening gala is coming; BRAC offers testimony; Alexandria gets art; Frank Davis bridge honored, and more..
Today, the GOP race for President took a very different turn as real estate billionaire Donald Trump entered the fray. After three decades of flirting with the idea of running for President, Trump finally made the official plunge in front of a crowd of supporters at Trump Tower in New York City. With his entrance, there are now 12 announced candidates contending for the GOP nomination.
By Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Legislature limps (wimps) to close
As is always expected with the Louisiana Legislature, the battle to craft a $24 billion budget went down to the final hours of the session.
Is 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?
For 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.
Well, 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.
The 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.
According 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.