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Jindal-differenceI know that tweet stalking is a kinky way to follow the news.  But, in the new era of digital communications, it beats watching Fox News and MSNBC during the afternoons.

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louisiana-legislatureSometimes, there is no better way to pass the day than sitting down with some "good political reads".   Let me throw in, some great tweets, too.

Today is no exception.

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pinsonat2The upcoming Louisiana legislative session, the state's massive budget hole, Governor Bobby Jindal's focus upon his own personal future career is receiving plenty of media ink lately.  

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louisiana-legislatureIf state Rep. Franklin Foil knows what’s going on with his HB 62, he’s the only one.

Foil’s bill would amend the Constitution to get rid partially of the odd artifact that any new fee imposition or existing fee increase by a state agency needs a two-thirds vote in each chamber of the Legislature to go through. As it applies specifically to academia, this includes both fees and tuition.

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scott-walkerby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-NET

    Jindal bringing up the rear

    A new national poll by Quinnipiac University of potential GOP presidential candidates has Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal bringing up the rear out of nine contenders for the party’s nomination.

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cowby Ron Chapman

The citizens of Louisiana have to make a decision. Is education necessary? If so, then fund it! If not, then cut all expenditures and accept a state of ignorance and the subsequent destruction of Louisiana’s economy vitality. Also, acknowledge you are sacrificing your children on an altar of “fiscal mismanagement.”

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filmThe Jindal Administration announced on Friday, February 27  that the Governor seeks to repeal some $777,346,103 in state tax credits netting the La Treasury $589,794,455.  

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louisiana-entertainmentThe film industry has scrambled successfully to keep from drying up its mother milk from Louisiana taxpayers, if the suggested “fixes” to the Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit contained in proposed bills by a pair of timid legislators serves as an indicator.

In separate bill drafts, state Sen. JP Morrell and state Rep. Julie Stokes propose reforms of the state’s film subsidy, which through the life of the program to 2012 had cost the state $800 million more in taxpayer dollars than it brought in and which at the current rate of project approval will have topped $1 billion by the end of last year. Neither adequately address the hemorrhaging of taxpayer dollars.

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Louisiana budget shortage games the system
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:45

Louisiana State Capitol at nightby Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

First published on LouisianaVoice.com

As our friend and former State Budget Officer Stephen Winham recently said when Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s recently moved Louisiana’s credit outlook from stable to negative, the bond rating agencies are finally waking up to what the rest of us have seen coming for some time now.

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pinsonat2Politics in Louisiana 2015 is about to take off in a big way.  The Louisiana legislative session will be starting soon. Tomorrow, the legislature and the state will hear how Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will address a whopping $1.6 million budget deficit.  As a backdrop, statewide elections and a governor’s race is the Sword of Damocles over the heads of every statewide official or political hopeful. 

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