With only one week left to go in Louisina legislative session and with Governor John Bel Edwards having called a special session to address the massive budget deficit facing the state, a survey has emerged showing that voters don't have much appetite increasing taxes again. The poll also shows that Governor John Bel Edwards's popularity has increased slightly with his negatives increasing more.
It’s a good thing requirements to take office as a Louisiana legislator do not include even a cursory knowledge of America’s founding as a sovereign state, for state Rep. Barbara Norton surely would have failed any such exam.
by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)
Some sobering jobs numbers were released this week.
The Houma-Thibodeaux area lost 4,600 jobs over the last 12 months. Lafayette is down 7,700 jobs and has entered its 15th consecutive month of job losses. New Orleans is down 2,400 jobs, and Shreveport-Bossier City has lost 3,500. Thankfully, Baton Rouge and Lake Charles’ job numbers are up, with Monroe and Alexandria holding steady.
Are the issues evolving around Donald Trump, less about what he says, per se, but more about the way he says it? Is this the reason that many across the US (and outside) are upset with The Donald and his policies, such as illegal immmigration and preventing Muslims from entering the US? Or, is Donald Trump is simply speaking his mind, and the audience should simply get over it, as he is articulating what so many Americans have felt, but have simply been so reluctant to express.
By Ron Chapman
And now for Donald Trump.
Last week’s article detailed the many problems plaguing Hillary Clinton: her character, her reputation, her dishonesty, and her campaign. Particular emphasis was placed on how her persistent “ethical problems” account for her lack of trust.