The Louisiana Senate Finance Committee has temporarily solved the current fiscal budget crises by approving an amendment to HB 122, that sends the appropriations bill forward.
Today, former Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed the Donald Trump candidacy by giving remarks on the state of the 2016 presidential at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at University of Utah.
Today, Mitt Romney, in an extraordinary event, spoke to the nation about his concerns about Donald Trump becoming President of the United States. As a result, twitter (as well as other social media) has exploded with responses, in reaction. Romney defied conventional politics (and perhaps conventional wisdom) by attacking Trump this late in the campaign and by breaking the 11th commandment spoken by Ronald Reagan, not to attack another member of the party.
On Wednesday, Donald Trump presented his healthcare reform plan which his campaign claims will make America Great again.
Included in the plan are repealing Obamacare, allowing individuals to buy policies across state lines, block grants, healthcare savings accounts.
The attempt to normalize Louisiana’s higher rate of spending into permanency and taxation to support it continued with Senate action in the Legislature’s special session, begging for a counter-reaction to stop this unsavory development.
While some legislators tearing up today hearing the tough tales from Louisiana voters who appear to be on the losing side of the budget, the state of urgency in the State of Louisiana, is not there yet, or so it seems.
Today, the public in a Senate hearing are voicing their frustrations and concerns about anticipated cuts.
Since Louisiana needs to live within its means, a good-goverment organization, the Bureau of Government Research,, (BGR) has issued a report on the fiscal impact of Non-profit exemptions.
Just how bleak is the Louisiana revenues and expenditure situation for the balance of this fiscal year moving onto FY 17 starting July 1, 2017?
Parks and museums will close. Prisons will shutter. Over 11 thousand prisoners will be released. Inspectors to ensure our waters, air and soils are clean and not contaminated will be terminated. The Hospitals under privatization created under Governor Bobby Jindal will be terminated. And, of course, there is so much more.
Taxes, another special session, cuts, no hokus pokus, TOPS, two billion dollar deficit--all of these were topics of discussion as Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards's Commissioner of Division of Administration, Jay Dardenne, was a guest on Jeff Crouere's Ringside politics program today.
To say the pressure the Louisiana legislators is not on is a total understatement. Louisiana must deal with the budget shortfall, not only of roughly $1 billion for the present year, but over $2 billion for the upcoming fiscal year--within the next week, or else, another special session will be needed to be called.
After the release of a controversial video featuring St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Captain Clay Higgins targeting members of a local street gang it was only a matter of time before he lost his high profile position.
By Lou Gehrig Burnett
A penny for your thoughts?
There are plenty of thoughts likely taking place about a penny among Louisiana voters as a result of the Louisiana House of Representatives approving an additional one cent to the state’s current four-cent sales tax.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
This Saturday, March 5, voters in the Bayou State will go to the polls to vote in what has been a raucous political circus, better known as the presidential preference primaries.
Four other states – Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, and Nebraska – will also have political caucuses or elections on this same day, so it will be interesting to see how much attention is given to Louisiana by the national news media.
Now, introducing the Louisiana Bayoubuzz Legislative page.
If you’re trying to stay current with the latest news item and tweet from the media, government officials, organizations and other sources, regarding the Louisiana legislative session, our Bayoubuzz legislative page has you covered.
It comes as no surprise that the Louisiana Democratic Party would be elated over the recent claim that Treasurer John Kennedy, who has been dissing democrats and Jon Bel Edwards, in particular, this legislative sessiion could be caught up in a little inconvenience--a slight bit of inconsistency.
A controversy this weekend and today illustrates the angst within the Republican Party as it proceeds through the primary season and enters into Super Tuesday and next week's winner takes all races. The candidacy of Donald Trump has energized the right-wing of the party but is scaring the dickens out of the moderates and many other self-claimed-conservative members of the party.
Some passing thoughts as the legislature grinds through the budget crises
Fix Louisiana’s government first or tax it first?
Those are the competing cries, today.