Louisiana legislative videos 2016 Playlist

 

....while Louisiana’s debt is downgraded, and all of our public universities teeter on bankruptcy, this is what we...

Posted by Brian Salvatore on Sunday, February 28, 2016

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Republican Party have taken to the e-airwaves today to promote their respective positions on the budget during the special session.

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As prepared for delivery:

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Legislature, Honored Guests, My fellow Louisianans:

Good morning. Here we are again.

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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

 Gov. John Bel Edwards disappointed s lot of his Democratic supporters last week when he signed a bill that, if it takes affect, could prevent more than 5,200 women, men, and young people in Louisiana from accessing birth control, cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, and other preventive care at Planned Parenthood  through Medicaid.

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The Democratic Party-leaning Anzalone Liszt Grove Research conducted a poll on behalf of the Rebuild Louisiana organization to analyze voters opinions leading up to the special session of the Louisiana legislature, which begins today after the regular session ends.

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Interesting that we are approaching another special session and one ultra-conservative Republican Alan Seabaugh is claiming that the current Governor John Bel Edwards cannot be believed.
Last night, Seabaugh said on Facebook:

 

 

 

 

 

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Who’s the chicken, the Louisiana legislators or the governor?
The Louisiana legislative session is melting down to its end with now-roughly $450 million dollars  deficit needing to be filled.  A special session has been called by the governor set immediately afterwards, to raise taxes to bring in the necessary money.  The questions are--who’s going to be the brave and who’s going to chicken out?

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This nation is very blessed to have founders as brilliant as Thomas Jefferson who wrote the Declaration of Independence, the document upon which this nation was established.

Along with the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence is considered one of our country’s founding documents. It has stood the test of time for 240 years.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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