The Louisiana legislative fiscal office has issued the fiscal analysis of the penny sales tax.
The tax, if approved would increase from four percent to five percent.
Along with the state’s healthcare system, Louisiana’s higher education has taken quite a wallop over the course of the eight years under former governor Bobby Jindal and the then-legislature.
Republican Jay Dardenne, Louisiana Governor Jon Bel Edwards's Commissioner of Administration tells the legislature, “we don’t have money to finish the year”. Republican Tony Bacala wants other parts of state government shut down but save higher education.
Before the new Democratic governor could even spend his first full month in the Governor’s mansion, Jon Bel Edwards, as expected, came under fire. He must have known it would happen. Everybody else did, it would seem. After all, he is the only statewide democratic elected official in a land surrounded by a hostile sea of red lawmakers.
In a Spring 2016 poll just released by Southern Media and Opinion Research, Louisiana Governor Jon Bel Edwards, who has been in office for little more than one month is already facing the challenge of his political life and it is not just the horrible budget he inherited from Repblican Governor Bobby Jindal.
With the State of Louisiana in the bowels of what the legislative chief economist has dubbed a recession, sporting a severe budget problem for this current fiscal year and for the one starting July 1, 2016, questions have been raised about the credibility of the Governor Jon Bell Edwards and the veracities of those criticizing him. Among his critics are Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy and the Republican legislative delegation.
A new survey under the banner of the University of New Orleans Political Science Department focusing upon the favorability of Governor Jon Bel Edwards, the direction the state is headed and the favorabilities of the seven potential US Senate candidates show little surprises.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett--publisher of Fax-Net
A punch to the gut
by Ron Chapman
In Natchez this past weekend the local news announced a major economic expansion for Mississippi. Governor Phil Bryant announced that Continental AG Corporation had determined to open a new tire plant west of Jackson, Mississippi. The company would invest $1.4 BILLION in a facility that would employ 2,500 workers with high paying jobs.
Has Louisiana governor Jon Bel Edwards deceived the voters over raising taxes or is the Louisiana Republican Party deceiving the voters in a video it has created and disseminated today?
The LAGOP released the video on the first day of the legislative session, as part of a process to destroy the character of the governor by constantly questioning his truth-telling.