Is Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser on to a good idea concerning the Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit that can both keep the film industry shooting prodigiously in Louisiana and as a result not have the state lose money hand over fist?
Think that Donald Trump has troubles in Wisconsin?
Did the women and minorities and Trump Haters not want to run their fingers through the longest comb-over in the world? Did they swing their votes to the Socialist candidate and Grandpa Munster?
by Jim Brown
Since the time of Charles Dickens, the plight of children in state custody has been the source of great public anxiety. In the almost 200 years since Oliver Twist was published, many of us think of starving children immortalized by young Oliver who received a beating for asking, “Please sir, may I have some more?”
Sure, as shooting, when it was announced that Fitch was lowering Louisiana's credit rating, the blame-game went in full gear.
Republican Treasurer John Kennedy and US Senate candidate announced the bad news and said, "This is what happens when you spend more than you take in for seven years running. It's disappointing but not surprising," said Treasurer Kennedy. "The rating agencies are tired ofLouisiana's accounting gimmicks and spending practices."
A day after Bayoubuzz published a column and an audio clip from Jeff Crouere in which the radio talk show host and Bayoubuzz columnnist suggests that a mileage increase for the police force and firemen is not needed--especially since the city's top cop reportedly claims he doesn't need the money, out from nowhere comes a bombshell.
Recording of Police Chief Harrison: bit.ly/1RWD3sh
In a recording provided by an anonymous source exclusively to Ringside Politics, NOPD Chief Michael Harrison claims that " money is not the problem, or I don't think it is. " The recording took place at a recent meeting in which the Police Chief outlined the needs of his department.
If it's talk radio, it's Donald Trump time.
Whether you’re listening to political talk radio in Cheese-land Wisconsin, Tower-land New York, or Bayou-land, Louisiana, the topic of discussion, just as it is on television news—none other than Donald Trump.
This morning was no different as WGSO radio talk show host, Jeff Crouere and Stephen Sabludowsky, Publisher of Bayoubuzz discussed “The Donald”. Today, eyes are on Wisconsin as he hopes to pick up the delegate marbles. What else is more important, than, the Donald?
by Sarah Whalen
Some harpies think that the “T” in “Trump” stands for “Tyrant.”
But other women think it stands for something very different, and increasingly rare among males everywhere.
Call it “Testosterone.”
Like cholesterol, there is a good kind of testosterone, and a bad kind.
by Lou Geherig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Gov. Edwards endorses Campbell
At Saturday's meeting of the Democratic State Central Committee in Baton Rouge, Governor John Bel Edwards told Committee members and party leaders he is backing Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell in this year's United States Senate election.
Only one year ago, the State Central Committee endorsed Edwards in his bid for Governor. Edwards told party leaders that it is important for them to select a candidate who can win when they endorse.
JBE: Approval numbers on the rise
Perhaps Louisiana citizens are pleased to have a governor who is concerned about the state rather than running for president. Perhaps they appreciate honesty from the state’s leader despite how bad the news may be about the financial crisis.
At a luncheon in front of Jefferson and Orleans Parish West Bank officials today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards stated emphatically, that he is not interested in revenue neutral proposals, that despite a major budget hole, he was committed to funding ports and roads and bridges—projects that are very important to many in the audience.
At City Council chambers yesterday, Tulane Professor and Dean of the School of Continuing Studies Richard Marksbury perfectly captured the absurdity of the effort to remove Confederate monuments in New Orleans. He pointed out that using the “poorly written,” “ill-conceived,” and “dangerous” city nuisance ordinance, the statue of Andrew Jackson, at the heart of Jackson Square, the most iconic spot in New Orleans and the most photographed site in the Gulf South, should be removed.
Today, Governor John Bel Edwards will be speaking to a relatively conservative group, the West Bank Business Association.
Unquestionably, should he discuss legislative action to ensure increased minimum wage and equal pay could present a brushback.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez promoted the today's news release of the March 2016 Employment Situation report released today: