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Louisiana capitolAs the regular session of the Louisiana Legislature continues, it seems more and more likely that worlds will collide concerning resolution of the fiscal year 2016 budget.

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fKingalexanderEven as the announcement serves as a scare tactic, the possibility that the Louisiana State University System and perhaps others higher education systems or institutions in the state could declare partial or entire financial exigency could pave the way to helpful changes – or simply make the problem worse.

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shipsinkAccording to Robert Mann, who posted below in his blog today "Unless Gov. Bobby Jindal and legislators come up with a budget solution very soon, you can cancel just about every ongoing faculty search at LSU and watch as the exodus of faculty accelerates".

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kochsIt's time for action.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal might want to either double down on leaving Louisiana in better shape that it currently finds itself or somehow, he might want work the Jindal-spin to make himself more of a presidential contender than he really is--if the latest news out of Kochville USA means anything.

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labiby Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of LABI

If the old saying is true that the numbers don’t lie, then the story of this year’s legislative session is quantifiably easy to tell. The 144 members of the Louisiana Legislature face a $1.6 billion governmental operating deficit this session. The governor enters his eighth and final year, which means Louisiana will have a new leader in 2016.

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earthday  The Louisiana Democratic Party has taken a shot at Republican Governor Bobby Jindal over the religious liberty legislation he supports.  Here is an email from this morning the party blasted:

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Singing Jindal's swan song
Friday, 17 April 2015 09:56

Jindal-collagePerhaps a little less valedictory but mostly predictably, Gov. Bobby Jindal gave his swan song State of the State address to open the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, determined to go out in his own way, in his own time, both putting a period on his attempted transformation of the state and starting a new chapter outside of it.

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vitter-teaby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Buckle your political seat belts
    As the Fax-Net was going to press on Monday, April 13, the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature was convening at noon in Baton Rouge. It has a lot of work to do before it adjourns at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 11.

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JINDAL-CHECKMany 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.

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LesMisLogoThe Louisiana legislative session begins next week.  There has been much discussion about the budget, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal’s agenda, other political trends and issues.  No doubt, Louisiana is facing one of the most daunting challenges in his modern history with its budget issues.  

The question arises with Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal on the presidential campaign trail, who will take the lead?  Can we expect a revolt of some type with the built-up frustration of legislators and the public.

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