With little fanfare, earlier this month Louisiana released its plan to have health care insurance provided to all citizens. With even less fanfare, the state’s media ignored it because it did not fit their preferred narrative of bigger, more redistributive government.
State Treasurer John Kennedy has forwarded a two-page letter to the executive director of the Louisiana State Police Retirement System (LSPRS) that itemizes 13 questions Kennedy said need to be addressed concerning the $55,000 per year pension increase awarded State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson in the closing minutes of the recent legislative session.
Col. Mike Edmonson, Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, defended his and other actions taken on his behalf, on Jim Engster ‘s WRKF radio program this morning.
by Tom Aswell, Publisher of LouisianaVoice.com
State Rep. John Bel Edwards (D-Amite) Saturday told LouisianaVoice he will ask House Speaker Chuck Kleckley (R-Lake Charles) on Monday for a full investigation of the 11th hour amendment to an obscure Senate bill that resulted in an additional $30,000 per year income for State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson upon his retirement.
He is on the cover of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s ghost-written book Leadership and Crisis. In case you don’t remember that very forgettable book, it’s the one purportedly written by Jindal but in reality, hastily slapped together by Hoover Institute flak Peter Schweizer.
With the new fiscal year starting today, Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy, has taken a slap at the Louisiana legislature and Governor Jindal claiming Louisiana is starting the new fiscal year with a $63 million hole due to procedures utilized that in the bank business would be called "check kiting".
Today, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law legislation dealing with the powers of the Department of Education, students’ privacies, government efficiencies and the extraction of gambling winnings to provide child support.
Here are the press statements from Jindal’s office relative to these new laws.
The Democratic Party-leaning Louisiana Budget Project has issued its post-Louisiana Legislative Session overview, and it's not pretty.
Yesterday, Governor Bobby Jindal signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2014 Regular Legislative Session to 307.
During Tuesday's WGSO-Bayoubuzz radio Google Hangout webcast talk show, a caller asked about a report that the Governor and the Senate Finance Committee favored transfering money from a fund for the disabled to pay for an important economic development project involving a Westwego Louisiana racetrack and the Indy 500. Should money be taken from the disabled to fund an economic development project, especially for a major Jindal campaign contributor, Dr. Laney Chouest? Where should the money come from instead? Jeff Crouere and Stephen Sabludowsky responded to the caller in this segment of the Hangout webcast.