If Baton Rougeans can find any solace in the senseless murders of Officers Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald and Deputy Brad Garafola, it didn’t spring from the city’s loins. What else is known provides guidance so that the city can move beyond simmering tensions left from the event that apparently precipitated this heinous crime, the death of Alton Sterling at the hands of Baton Rouge police.
This year, there have been many claims made by opponents of the John Bel Edwards administration that have been promoted on various right-wing blogs, by various politicians and political groups.
Why did Democrat John Bel Edwards and Jay Dardenne suddenly start their transition team and the first year of their administration, by trying to raise taxes, especially when, throughout the campaign, none of the candidates advocated doing so?
While the state begins to focus upon their summer vacations, Presidential race and even that US Senate election around the corner, there is some Louisiana legislative work still on the stove.
Just one of those items needing completion is hearing from SMOR Pollster and political analyst, Bernie Pinsonat regarding the second special session of hell.
Taxes were raised, but, not as much as Governor John Bel Edwards wanted. There were winners and some losers.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Controversy over Senate forum
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is under fire over a Louisiana U.S. Senate forum it held on June 29. The forum was co-sponsored by the Louisiana Restaurant Association and the Louisiana Retailers Association.
Today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards took significant steps on the first day of the fiscal year, 2016-17. Those steps include signing the supplemental appropriations bill and vetoing a conditional provision related to the popular TOPS program.
As this is political season, a United States election coming up, and legislators and political parties trying to cover its butt for their own members raising taxes, once again, there is also a defense by the John Bel Edwards administration to offset what I call BS (and what they call politely calling “myths”).
The issue is, is the budget $2 billion dollars more this year, than last year?
Seems Gov. John Bel Edwards and his Administration’s campaign of employing the Goebbels Principle to create a distorted view of the Democrat’s first six months in office could not wait for the launching of its formal tour.
According to certain (conservative to right-wing) legislators and bloggers (and their loyal followers) who are always going to push an agenda, to make Democrats and Governor John Bel Edwards look like he is "a liar" and "a tax and spender", we just wasted this spring and summer raising a lot of taxes, we did not need to raise.
Who are some of the big winners and losers from the recent Louisiana legislative special session that ended Thursday night of last week?
This was one of the first questions I asked Greg Hilburn as he was driving in from Baton Rouge to New Orleans early Friday morning.