Today, the Jindal Administration released its Executive Budget in front of an overflow audience at the State Capitol today. The issue--how to plug a gaping $1.6B budget deficit for the upcoming fiscal year.
Below is a budget overview from the administration issued today moments after the proceedings began.
At the time that the very succesful tax credit programs are going under severe scrutinydue to the costs to the state government, today, Governor Jindal's Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret and State Inspector General Stephen Street issued the following joint statement concerning efforts to combat fraud and abuse in the film tax credit program:
by Jim Brown
I guess the good Lord has to put up with politicians. Nary a week goes by when some governor or other political type is holding a prayer rally and declaring that the ills of the nation can be cured by America being “born again” through embracing a Christian evangelical fervor. So the question is, do the Gospels need politicians?
David Vitter is calling on the big guns in his run for the Louisiana governor’s mansion. Today, he unveiled the support of former US President George H. W. Bush.
Talk about calling the kettle black.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal went on the attack against President Obama while refusing to condemn Rudy Giuliani over comments related to ISIS. Jindal, in a news release said Obama is "incapable of successfully executing his duties as our Commander in Chief".
My Louisiana governor has me puzzled again in his quixotic quest to be a player on the national stage. I thought Bobby Jindal was part of a Republican Party that tells government to get off our backs and mind its own business. But he now is apparently on a national pursuit to make us all homogeneous in how we act, live and speak. And when you come from Louisiana, he’s walking a slippery slope of being way too politically correct.
As policy-makers scramble to find ways to make sure Louisiana can find enough money to spare itself, principally in higher education and health care, from drastic budget cuts comparing fiscal year 2015 to 2016, confusion reigns over what options politics will present -- which may play out over definitions.
More good and very bad news for Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal and for the State of Louisiana.
The good news: today, the S&P and Moody's affirmed Louisiana rating in general obligation bonds.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has issued a statement regarding the good and bad news associated with the anticipated Moody's Investors Services rating and outlook.
Is Governor Bobby Jindal wrongfully being blasted for the astounding $1.6 B looming budget deficit Louisiana is facing? Or is he and the State of Louisiana’s unfortunate mere victims to the cascading price of crude oil?