On twitter today, the Louisiana gubernatorial election meet the US presidential election.
by Jim Brown
Remember the scene in the movie, The Fugitive, where Harrison Ford is about to jump off a cliff into a raging river? He turns to his pursuer, a federal agent played by Tommy Lee Jones, and says: “I’m innocent!” Jones shakes his head and says: “I don’t care.” In recent months, a series of investigative reports from across the Bayou State have concluded that numerous federal and state prosecutors are primarily interested in winning — getting the indictment, the guilty plea, the conviction. But when it comes to seeking justice, one could argue that many prosecutors just don’t seem to care.
by Jim Brown
The Civil War came to an end 150 years ago this week when an exhausted confederate army, led by General Robert E. Lee, formally surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at a farmhouse in Appomattox, Virginia. From the beginning of the war to a bitter end on both sides, Louisiana played key roles in how this tragic war was fought.
Today's Louisiana political shorts: How Louisiana budget was lost--a scating review from PAR on how Louisiana got into its current budget mess, Jindal guns at NRA fab--the Louisiana governor will be speaking in Tennessee today in front of the NRA and some interesting thoughts on guns and religion; Also, Louisiana Congressman Boustany has been picked to address the nation, tomorrow
It’s no secret that tax bills aren’t created equal. But while most of us understand that some states don’t charge income or sales taxes, we don’t necessarily realize how state-by-state tax differences result in us paying considerably more (or less) than our neighbors in other states. To answer that question, WalletHub today released a report on 2015’s Best & Worst States to Be a Taxpayer.
The Louisiana legislative session, days away from opening bell, is coming out “smoking” in favor of raising taxes on cigarettes.
A coalition of five major health advocacy groups launched the “Invest in a Healthy Louisiana” campaign at the State Capitol in which the partners united in support of legislation by Rep. Harold Ritchie to raise the tax on cigarettes which in turn will save thousands of Louisiana citizens from premature death.
HB 707 importantly protects religious freedom in Louisiana and deserves swift passage, in spite of the mindless demagoguery already regurgitating against it.
The bill, by state Rep. Mike Johnson, would prevent the state from taking punitive actions against individuals and non-public corporations in the conduct of business who refused to engage in commerce where that action would violate their religious beliefs on the subject of marriage. It most significantly differs from other states’ recent efforts in that it limits conscientious objection only to beliefs regarding marriage and applies only to state government actions.
by Pat Culverhouse
So now we know. And it took only seven-plus years for even his most staunch supporters to come to grips with the knowledge.
If Bobby Jindal is interested in being governor of Louisiana, then Hillary Clinton cares a little more than a tinker’s damn what anyone thinks about deleted emails.
Many of us been called “Bobby Jindal haters”.
We’ve been explaining now for years that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is not only far-removed from being presidential material, but, because of his own personal failings, he is light-years away from being gubernatorial quality.
by Jim Brown
How much is it worth for Louisiana taxpayers to have movies made throughout the state? Apparently, quite a lot. Recent studies have shown that for every new dollar created in jobs, equipment, catering and all the spin off income, Louisiana taxpayers are paying out four times that amount. Bring a dollar in and pay from the state treasury four dollars out. What kind of deal is this?