Lou Gehrig Burnett

Lou Gehrig Burnett

Lou Gehrig Burnett is the publisher of Fax-Net, a North-Louisiana newsletter.

seabaughby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

    State Rep. Alan Seabaugh is playing with fire, according to some local politicos, as he fights for passage of a bill that would eliminate employee payroll deductions for union dues.
    The bill is being pushed heavily by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) and Republicans, including Seabaugh, are carrying the water for the business lobby.  Seabaugh has a 98% voter approval rating with LABI.

mike-johnsonby Lou Gherig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Religious leaders confront Johnson
Republican state Rep. Mike Johnson of Bossier City is touting his controversial bill, called the Marriage and Conscience Act, as a vehicle for “religious freedom.”

school-gayLouisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Republican state Rep. Mike Johnson of Bossier are feeling the heat over the religious freedom bill introduced in the current session of the Legislature by the freshman representative.

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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Ducking out on Indy Bowl

    The Independence Bowl has been shot down by the infamous duck hunters from the declining reality show Duck Dynasty.

Louisiana capitolby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
With 2015 being a high-profile election year in the great State of Louisiana, with the governor’s race at the top of the heap, it is not surprising, therefore, that polls are on a roll to detect the views of the state’s voters.

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.

Louisiana-house-repsby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
    
   As state legislators head to Baton Rouge for the session, which beginsApril 13, they face the daunting task of plugging a $1.6 billion shortfall in the state budget for the fiscal year which beginsJuly 1.

 

nungesserby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Being No. 2 is OK...for some
    Some politicians believe that being the No. 2 most powerful elected official in the state is just fine.  We’re talking, of course, about the race for Louisiana Lt. Governor.

cassidyby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
The amount of money being spent these days to win an elected office at the local, state, and national levels just boggles the mind. Obtaining power certainly does not come cheap.

 

Limited term limits?
louisiana-legislatureAll members of the Louisiana Legislature are up for re-election this fall unless they are term-limited. But being term-limited in one legislative body frees them up to pull a switcheroo.

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