Scare tactic or legitimate concerns?
That is the current issue as Republican Lance Harris and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards slug it out before the Louisiana legislative session begins.
You would think that in the New Year, following a year when the Louisiana legislature raised taxes by over one billion dollars, lawmakers would sense the public’s anti-tax fervor and would be averse to mining every nook and cranny for more taxes. But now Governor John Bel Edwards, with full legislative support and in a desperate attempt to send more revenue to state coffers, is quite willing to stick purchasers with sales taxes for whatever they buy online.
It looks like another busy spring for Louisiana legislators, lobbyists, and the Louisiana taxpayers.
After receiving more bad news today from the Revenue estimating Conference, Louisiana Governor said “it indicates the need for a special session”
The honeymoon may be just beginning for President-Elect Donald Trump, but any such love fest has come to an abrupt end for Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. 2016 was a year the new governor would like to forget, but things don’t look a lot better for 2017. In fact, it could become a lot worse.
The soaking wet Fleur De Lis, heralding in the New Year hasn't yet fully dried, but let the record be known, that politics has no season. Especially, in Louisiana.
The Louisiana GOP has taken the first shot of 2017t, this one against those eyebrows of Governor John Bel Edwards, about, a matter that they know much about--making mother's milk out of a disaster.
Gov. John Bel Edwards and Venture Global LNG executives Bob Pender and Mike Sabel today announced the company will invest $8.5 billion to develop a natural gas liquefaction facility and LNG export terminal in Plaquemines Parish. Plaquemines LNG will be Venture Global’s second major natural gas liquefaction and export project in Louisiana, joining the $4.5 billion Calcasieu Pass project that was announced in Cameron Parish in December 2014 and is under development.
Below is an excerpt from a Dec. 18, 2016 NOLA.com Editorial Board piece regarding Gov. Edwards’ non-discrimination executive order, which was initially published by NOLA.com. Edwards wrote the op-ed after losing a case at the district court level against Attorney General Jeff Landry:
Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards threw overboard outgoing Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Charlie Melancon because the latter’s use as a political instrument became too costly to the former’s political future.
Last week, Edwards announced the departure of Melancon after less than a year on the job. Melancon later clarified, saying he had been dismissed but would stay on the job until completion of an audit of past agency practices.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Recount in key states
President-elect Dona;d Trump kept saying the election was rigged during the campaign. Well, now his claim has come back to haunt him as Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, wants to find out if it is.
She has raised nearly $5 million to pay for recounts in several key states, such as Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Green Party officials have already filed for a recount in Wisconsin after reports of voting discrepancies.