• Trump, Ryan going to BAT for tax reform, economic growth
  • Republicans Gatti, Crews vie for Louisiana House to replace now-Congressman Mike Johnson
  • Deja vu for Louisiana high-speed a Internet Broadband project, once again
  • Retiring Louisiana State Police Chief Edmonson retirement $ back in news

trump greatIt has been over three decades since our country’s last major tax reform was passed during the Reagan administration. Since that time, America has increased tax rates on businesses and individuals and become less competitive. 

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lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

   Raymond Crews and Robbie Gatti are headed to a runoff in state House District 8 on April 29 to fill  the seat left vacant when Mike Johnson was elected  to Congress.  Both are Republicans.
    Crews came in first with 41% of the vote, followed by Gatti with 37%..  Two other candidates in the race were Duke Lowrie, who finished with 16%, and Patrick Harrington, who had 6%.

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jindal broadbandIt’s déjà vu all over again for a broadband access project in Louisiana that saw the same mistakes repeated, leading to its demise both times.

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edmonson2by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

It must be nice when you can get the rules written just for you.

There must come a time when even the most disinterested, blasé, apolitical person living has to look up from whatever else occupies his interest and say, “Wait a damned minute. This just ain’t right and we’re not gonna do it.”

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hueyby Jim Brown

I have a sad announcement to make.  Politics is just no fun anymore in Louisiana.

Reams of books have been written about the colorful characters that ran the Bayou state throughout its history.  And the average citizen got involved, attended rallies and actively supported their candidate of choice.  Few states could match the intensity and enthusiasm that was a part of Louisiana campaigning. The state’s two favorite pastimes were LSU football and Politics.

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Jindal speaks language of government control

jindal-portrait1My 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.

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jindal-cnnby Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

In the four years of our existence, LouisianaVoice has poked fun at, criticized, questioned and challenged Gov. Bobby Jindal on a number of issues and finally, it has come down to the harsh reality that forces us to say what we have refrained, out of respect for the office, from saying thus far:

Bobby Jindal is a fool.

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jimmiedavis03,To many electoral observers across the country, Louisiana is the center of the political universe.  Nowhere is there such a concentration of political interest – right?  Wasn’t it a Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives who said if you want to get a graduate degree on successful politics, go down to Louisiana?  And who can forget former Governor Earl Long’s final wish on his deathbed:  “Or Lord, when I die, bury me in Louisiana so I can stay active in politics.”  There’s more interest and participation in political campaigns in Louisiana than in any other place in the country.  Or is there?

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clown-punchFor those not already punch-drunk from the inane TV clownish-political election commercials polluting the airwaves, there’s always time for more punch—Politics with a Punch, Louisiana style.

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New-Orleans-Plantations Things are not going well for Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy these days in his race against incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, who is seeking a fourth six-year term.

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by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

The news just keeps getting worse for Superintendent of Education John White.

Gov. Bobby Jindal has put White on a short leash with Executive Order BJ 2014-7 on June 18 and last Wednesday (June 25) Internal Audit Administrator Marsha Guidry issued an extensive laundry list of documents information relating to the Department of Education’s (DOE) contract with Data Recognition Corp.

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louisiana-washington-wayLouisiana is known for its colorful political characters. From Huey Long to Edwin Edwards, the state has produced more than its fair share of political rogues. From corruption to sex scandals, the state’s politicians seem to be unable to stay out of the headlines for the wrong reasons. 

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campaign-cash2013 is now history and 2014 provides great promise and opportunities.  The new year also means politics galore throughout the nation with mid-term elections.   One of those races, the US Senate race for a seat currently held by Democrat Mary Landrieu, is expected to be at center stage as the Republicans try to take control of the Senate.

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The political scene has plenty to discuss today as the oil and gas industry has filed suit against Louisiana AG Buddy Caldwell, the Democratic Party (at least throughout the nation, but likely not in Louisiana) seem to support Democrats handling much of government, except for the all-important economy and Tea Party favorite Rob Maness has taken a shot against his competition Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy on the flood insurance disaster issue.

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