• Comey's Russia testimony was bad omen for Trump
  • Contenders to succeed N. Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson, at starting gate
  • Will distorting RussiaGate backfire on Trump and Company?
  • JBE spending governance leads to Louisiana's lower credit ratings

watergateEven the Russians are talking about the impeachment of Donald Trump. The L.A. Times reported on Monday, March 20, 2017, “Sergei Markov, a Moscow-based political analyst and a former lawmaker with the ruling United Russia party, claimed the hearings into Russian meddling in the 2016 election are ‘related to an attempt to impeach Trump.’”

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mike johnson2by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Saturday is election day
    The race for the District 8 seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives highlights election day this Saturday, March 25.
    It is a special election called to fill the seat of Rep. Mike Johnson, who was elected to Congress.  The winner will serve out the remainder of his term.

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backgunThe post-mortem on the Donald Trump-Comey-House Intelligence Hearing Monday continues.

On the extreme right, from the jowls of someone who knows a thing or two about investigations against a President, Pat Buchannan, there is still “nothing there, there”.

 

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It shouldn’t be a surprise that Louisiana has endured adverse credit rating changes since edwards midDemocrat Gov. John Bel Edwards assumed office, completing a downgrade trifecta last week.

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It shouldn’t be a surprise that Louisiana has endured adverse credit rating changes since edwards midDemocrat Gov. John Bel Edwards assumed office, completing a downgrade trifecta last week.

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edwards capitolThe question of healthcare and Medicaid will have a profound impact on those states who have opted into the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Medicaid expansion.  Below is a letter sent by Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards to top Congressional officials urging them to protect that part of Obamacare

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landryHe took his time, but Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards three months after losing an injunction mooting his executive order JBE 16-11 got around to appealing the ruling – a move seemingly more for political consumption than with any real hope of prevailing.

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edwards capitolStanding out like a boil in the old Confederate South, no wonder Louisiana’s Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards attracts attention, good and bad.

 

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louisiana legislatureGov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law HB3, the budget bill passed during the recent special session.

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hueyJohn Bel Edwards for president?  The Louisiana governor is being touted as a Democratic Party contender on the national front. Just a little over a year in his present job, it may be a sign of the few future contenders the Democrats have available.  Here’s what a writer for the Huffington Post had to say last week:

 

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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 15:43
Louisiana's Governor Edwards does DC again

john bel edwards loresby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net    
Edwards in D.C. – again
    Gov. John Bel Edwards was in Washington, D.C. this past weekend looking for money.  He planned to discuss flood and tornado recovery with the president and some of his cabinet members.

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executive budgetOn Thursday, the John Bel Edwards administration released its executive budget.

Anticipated is a roughly $440 million dollar shortfall for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017.

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budget cut capital 5Going from one budget crises to another.

One day after an emotional Louisiana legislative special session to patch a budget hole of $304 million dollars, Governor John Bel Edwards is focused upon a new crises.

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john bel edwards loresIt seems that Louisiana has a perennial state budget deficit. Legislators just concluded another special session to deal with a $304 million budget deficit for the current fiscal year ending June 30

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