• Despite 5th plea, Schiff says House Intelligence Committee pursues Flynn's documents
  • Facebook Live: Discuss harm of Trump budget proposal on Louisiana coastal economy, restoration
  • World Premiere tonight in N.O. Bilderberg, the Movie
  • Governor Edwards welcomes Pence with Medicaid, budget, Louisiana coast wishlist

flynn2Despite General Michael Flynn’s announcement via his counsel that the General and former head of National Security, would take the 5th Amendment in Congressional proceedings, the Intelligence Committee will pursue information, regardless.

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560 usgs land loss map 2The efforts to rebuild the Louisiana coast has suffered a major and immediate setback, assuming that Congress goes along with the most recent budget proposal from President Trump.

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bilderbergIt is always an honor when a movie premiere is held in New Orleans and tonight is no exception. At 7:30 p.m. Bilderberg, the Movie will premiere at the historic Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania Street.

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penceToday, Governor John Bel Edwards welcomed Vice President Mike Pence to Louisiana as he Veep is attending a event with top Louisianqa Republican officials. Along with the welcome, however, is a wishlist of requests including an item of recent vinctage involving the current Trump budget which tears a hole into the funding for the Louisiana coastal restoration. 

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capitol cliffFor every bit of good news to echo off the mountain tops (that is, assuming here in Louisiana there were mountains, there’s always a fiscal cliff.

The State joins Alaska, Alabama and Washington DC as the areas with the largest percentage gains in jobs according to the Department of Labor.

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dhhSome shocking numbers to consider as republicans and democrats debate the Louisiana budget starting Monday as the Louisiana legislative session commences:
As per an article in NOLA.com, titled Medicaid could make up close to half of Louisiana's state budget

Spending on Medicaid is likely to make up close to half of Louisiana's total state operating budget in the next fiscal cycle, though most of the money will come from the federal government and not state tax dollars.

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lou gehrig burnettLou Gehrig Burnett
The Treasurer’s race

    It’s been quite a while since the state Treasurer's  job has been on the election block.  John Kennedy has owned the position since he won the seat in 1999, defeating incumbent Ken Duncan, 56-44%.
    He was unopposed or received minor opposition in subsequent elections.  His election to the U.S. Senate created the opening to the statewide office.

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edwards vicThe soaking wet Fleur De Lis, heralding in the New Year hasn't yet fully dried, but let the record be known, that politics has no season. Especially, in Louisiana.  

The Louisiana GOP has taken the first shot of 2017t, this one against those eyebrows of Governor John Bel Edwards, about, a matter that they know much about--making mother's milk out of a disaster.

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father-clockby Stephen Waguespack

(President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry)

Well, another year has come and gone. It hasn’t necessarily been the most enjoyable year for many, but it very well may go down as one of the most memorable.

 
2016 began with Louisiana welcoming a new Governor for the first time in eight years after a hard-fought and ugly campaign filled with excessive name calling and character assassination.  The year ended with America electing a new President after a similarly unpleasant election season following eight consecutive years of the same leader.  A majority of Louisianans supported the victor in each instance, though Governor Edwards and President-elect Trump are from staunchly different ends of the political spectrum.

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car treeSay it isn’t so. The Bayou State, made up of docile souls who are law abiding, courteous and well-trained motorists, has just been tagged by several rating services as having the worst drivers in the nation. Look, the folks down here in the deepest of the deep Southern states do get a little rowdy now and then.  Maybe Mardi Gras and Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.  But day in and day out, we are a bunch of lousy drivers? It just can’t be!

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clinton foreign policyby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Clinton closes gap in Louisiana
    RealClearPolitics is reporting on a poll conducted by JMC Analytics which shows that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is closing the gap with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Louisiana.
    Trump has a seven-point lead in the poll, which is down from 10 points a month ago.  Here are the results:

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sbaThe SBA announced today that Louisiana has been awarded $160,000 as part of a $18.85M to support export growth for small businesses.  

Here is the announcement

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BATON ROUGE SKYA new survey by Wallet Hub reflects what many of us are hearing as the Presidential candidates try to attract voters.

The rust-belt for the most part, are suffering with population growth, while those that are warmer, sunnier, (with exceptions) are doing better. 

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fleming    There  have been some punches thrown by some of the Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate, but with recent developments, the gloves are off.  And, yes, that dreaded word “prostitute” has surfaced in this race just as it had in the governor’s race.

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