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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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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wagIn the United States, an individual is considered innocent until the government proves them guilty by a specified burden of proof.

The rationale for this fundamental principle seems clear: an individual’s right to freedom is sacred and government must have a clear argument and strong body of evidence to restrict or remove it entirely. Most folks consider this concept a no brainer in relation to the criminal or civil code as a reasonable limit on the power of government from easily overtaking the rights of the individual.

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lagop damageAlthough a deal seems afoot to resolve Louisiana’s latest budgetary shortfall, what if it doesn’t come off?

The special session that ends legally tomorrow Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards called to close the gap. That came about beginning when on Jan. 27 the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget confirmed a $304 million general fund deficit existed.

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lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net 
The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of a statewide poll on Louisiana’s budget situation and the governor’s call for a special session.

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marks demsIt bears repeating, in a little different way: the Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards Administration and Democrat legislators are from Mars, Republican legislators are from Venus.

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  • 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
  • Governor Edwards welcomes Pence with Medicaid, budget, Louisiana coast wishlist
  • World Premiere tonight in N.O. Bilderberg, the Movie

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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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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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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