The Louisiana legislative fiscal session starts today, is scheduled for no more than 17 days. A week later, the regular session begins. For the first time ever, session watchers will be able to watch live streamed legislature information on Facebook and Twitter and on Bayoubuzz.com.
So, let the olympic-sized Louisiana legislative fiscal debate match begin!
On Monday, the Louisiana legislature convenes at the state Capitol for another special fiscal session to make an attempt to fix, what we might call, the always-existing revenue hole fiscal cliff.
Last night, the world watched President Donald Trump give his first State of the Union speech. Politically, it resonated throughout America. What about in Louisiana? More broadly, what can politicians and legislators learn from the Trump phenomena as they approach the upcoming elections and the legislative session?
Can you believe that a meeting held in the oval office has sparked a controversy being heard around the world in which the debate being is "a-hole" vs. "a-house"? Instead of discussing a budget deal and the wall and whether the dreamers are facing a nightmare, not of their own choosing over an issue basically not over their own choosing, the topic of discussion, for better or worse, has degenerated to what was said at a presidential meeting. The DACA kids and young adults came to America because their parents wanted a better life and as a result, the parents, broke the law and technically speaking, so did the kids. So, who should be blamed for this conversation meltdown?
Will the New Orleans Saints make it three-wins-in-a-row tomorrow against the very tough Carolina Panthers in the Mercedes Benz Superdome?
That's obviously the top-of-mind question in Louisiana as the Drew Brees-led Saints play its first playoff game since 2013.
At the time of so many competing national needs, what might be the future of the ever-so-vital Louisiana coast?
The United States possesses limited monetary resources with an enormous debt, numerous national and international obligations and the increase of national disasters such as massive floods, fires, and hurricanes. The country also has major infrastructure problems--overburdened with outdated roads and bridges, water systems, airports and other facilities that have played significant roles in making this country, the world leader.