The Koch-Brothers' anti-tax Americans for Prosperity issued its report card today and very few Louisiana legislators did well, regardless of parties.
On the Louisiana Senate side, two republicans, Neil Riser and Conrad Appel fared best.
Who cares about any budget crisis in Louisiana? After all, it’s important that the Bayou State’s new governor and legislature set priorities. And they apparently have. They were not able to balance the state budget in a recent special session. But many lawmakers were quite busy raising campaign dollars for future elections and other political activities.
The Republican party primary season moves from the strange to the bizarre as front-running Donald Trump and US Sen. Ted Cruz continue their unholy war against one another. This time, the battle ground are their wives, a photo, an ad and beans. Meanwhile one of Trump’s new foreign-policy consultants appears to be walking back Trump statement regarding torture. Also, Cruz decides to make a strong statement over the terrorist attack but instead, gets blasted from the sidelines, by President Obama.
The Louisiana Republican and the Louisiana Democratic parties are getting involved in the affairs of the legislature this week and the issue is taxes and budget cuts.
Some members of the House of Representatives are attempting to engage in an override vote of Governor John Bel Edwards’s veto from the special session.
While Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal no longer has the self-imposed obligation to run a state while also running for U.S. President, the apparently unemployed former-top state official has another responsibility, perhaps of greater importance.
He must rebuild his own reputation.
Louisiana organization news: New Orleans Regional Leadership (NORLI) accepting applications, Louisiana Economic Development announces a small business recovery center due to the recent floods, Baton Rouge Chamber speaker event, Coastal Recovery and more
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
What is he thinking?
One has to wonder what Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards thinks about when he lays his head on his pillow at night in the Governor’s Mansion.
Once again, President Obama is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Today, it was Havana, Cuba, the home of the tyrannical Castro brothers, murderous communist dictators.
Today, the President concluded his historic visit to the island nation. It was the first official trip by a U.S. President since Calvin Coolidge 88 years ago.
Donald Trump and David Duke.
There are some who believe the two men’s names belong in the same sentence. There are others who feel insulted and indignant linking the pair--even in the same universe.
Yet, for now, at least in the minds of some who have witnessed the meteoric rise of both men and their political movements, there is a type of relationship, other than both being Republicans facing scorn from party leaders.
But, what type of relationship? And why even ask?
Free speech versus what might be considered by some, vulgar speech, is again on display today. And, of course, it relates to Donald Trump.
ColorOfChange, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization, has driven nearly 20,000 emails to CNN president Jeff Zucker and Executive Vice President for Talent Amy Entelis calling on them to immediately terminate paid analysts Jeffrey Lord and Andy Dean for their steadfast support and promotion of Donald Trump’s increasingly violent and racist message.
It’s kinda like "Back to the future", for Louisiana Economic Development and the network of industry leaders and businesses in the state.
For the first time, since 2005, those interested in the affairs of economic development in Louisiana can attend a statewide-economic development event centered around growth opportunities and legislative issues.
During the last precious hours of the Louisiana legislative special session--called earlier this year, by Governor John Bel Edwards--to address an historical budget crises, it appeared that the governing process would close to a crashing halt of failure.
It appears that Donald Trump believes if he were to go to the convention with a strong lead, that he should automatically be declared the Republican Party nominee. His argument goes--If he were not to receive the nomination after the primary and caucus process, then the will of the people will be undermined and the result could be riots.
You just have to love Louisiana politics.
It’s kind of like having someone pee down your back while telling you it’s raining.
Or maybe trying to run a marathon with a rock in your shoe.
The Louisiana State Bond Commissioner has approved $209 million for projects. According to the Office of the Treasury, it saved more than $11.2 million by doing so at teh March 17 meeting.
The hysteria coming from GOP conservative purists and party insiders about Donald Trump is reaching ridiculous proportions. Talk show host Glenn Beck has compared the Republican frontrunner to Hitler, while Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse has thundered that he will never support Trump if he is the nominee.