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SCHALK: Mitch Landrieu’s Big Easy Money-Grab

Editor’s Note: A guest post from Lee Schalk, State Government Affairs Manager at the National Taxpayers Union New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is calling for three major tax hikes on his city’s residents, and the measures could end up on the November... (Continue reading)

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GAROFALO: Improving Citizen Access To Louisiana Courts

Editor’s Note: A guest post by Rep. Raymond Garofalo (R-Chalmette). Most Louisiana citizens believe they have an automatic right to a trial before a jury of their peers, but some may be surprised to learn that is not always true. ... (Continue reading)

DIETZEL: Taking On DC’s Royalty – Ethics Reform For A New Generation

Editor’s Note: A guest post from Paul Dietzel Fast cars, luxury yachts, international five-star resorts, top-shelf liquor and fine china from Bloomingdale’s — this sounds like a rap song, but this is the life of some members of Congress. For... (Continue reading)

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BRYANT: American Voice PAC Is Going On The Offensive

Friends, I want to take some time and let you know about a bit of exciting news we’re preparing at American Voice PAC. Namely, that like you we’ve watched Mary Landrieu vote with President Obama 97 percent of the time,... (Continue reading)

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CALENDAR: AFP Louisiana’s Phillip Joffrion To Speak At Pachyderms March 27

Phillip Joffrion, State Director for Americans for Prosperity’s Louisiana Chapter, will be the featured speaker at the Pachyderms of GBR meeting on Thursday, March 27th at 6:30 p.m. at the Jing Du Chinese & Sushi Buffet, 3132 College Drive (The... (Continue reading)

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(UPDATED) CORNELL: They’re About To Appoint Salazar Version 2.0 In Washington

UPDATE: We figured this was as good a place as any to include the late-breaking development that Rhea Suh was just endorsed for the new job she’s up for…by Sen. Mary Landrieu. So much for Landrieu’s pro-oil and gas bona... (Continue reading)

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Speaker Newt Gingrich To Address 2014 Republican Leadership Conference In New Orleans

Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, will address the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. Following his remarks, the Speaker will be joined by his wife, Callista, and they will each sign copies of... (Continue reading)

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Newt Gingrich Returning for RLC 2014

Newt Gingrich is the latest Republican all-star to confirm for the upcoming Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. He’ll be joined by Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Mike Lee, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Cong. Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Allen West... (Continue reading)

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VERRET: ‘Brain Dead And Pregnant’

Editor’s Note: A guest post by Ryan Verret, Assistant Director and Medical Ethics Director at Louisiana Right To Life Last month, the nation witnessed another very emotionally charged and difficult medical ethics debate. The publicly litigated debate concerned whether or not life-sustaining treatment... (Continue reading)

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Senator Ted Cruz To Address RLC 2014

Editor’s Note: A release from the Republican Leadership Conference staff… U.S. Senator Ted Cruz will address the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. Senator Cruz, a passionate fighter for limited government, economic growth, and the Constitution, is frequently mentioned... (Continue reading)

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CORNELL: Cassidy’s Making Progress, While Mary Makes Believe

Editor’s Note: A guest post from Emily Cornell of Keep Louisiana Working Rhetoric rules in a political year. However, when you look at true policy effectiveness, Congressman Bill Cassidy rises to the top. To date, his amendment to delay rate... (Continue reading)

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CORNELL: State Of The Union Address Leaves Us Wanting

A guest post by Emily Cornell of Keep Louisiana Working… An estimated 30 million people tuned in to watch the President’s annual State of the Union speech on Tuesday evening.  Of those 30 million, it’s sure some of them fall... (Continue reading)

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Louisiana Family Forum Is Looking For Louisiana’s Longest Married Couple

A press release sent earlier this week from the Louisiana Family Forum… Louisiana Family Forum is accepting nominations for “Louisiana’s Top 10 Longest Married Couples” to honor their lasting commitment to marriage and family. The Top 10 Longest Married Couples... (Continue reading)

CALENDAR: Dietzel To Address Pachyderms Of Greater BR

Paul Dietzel, candidate for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District will be the featured speaker at the Pachyderms of Greater Baton Rouge meeting on Thursday, January 23rd at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the upstairs meeting room at LeBlanc’s... (Continue reading)

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Jindal Proposes $140 Million In Additional Higher Ed Funding

A press release yesterday out of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office indicates that workforce development seems to be a critical priority for him heading into this year’s legislative session… Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined leaders from higher education systems across Louisiana... (Continue reading)

VERRET: My Friend Before The Supreme Court

Editor’s Note: A guest post by Ryan Verret, Assistant Director and Medical Ethics Director at Louisiana Right To Life Yesterday, I got to witness in person as the United States Supreme Court heard arguments concerning the legality of buffer zones at... (Continue reading)

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CALENDAR: Strain To Speak At Ascension GOP Roundtable

Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, Mike Strain, will be the keynote speaker at the Ascension GOP Roundtable, sponsored by Ascension Republican Women. The Roundtable is scheduled for Thursday, January 16th  at 11:30 a.m. at Brew-Bachers’s Grill, 909 E. Ascension St.,... (Continue reading)

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CALENDAR: C.L. Bryant To Speak At St. George Incorporation Public Meeting/Town Hall

The Committee to Incorporate the City of St. George will hold an important public meeting / town Hall on Thursday, December 12th from 6:30pm – 7:30pm at Woodlawn Baptist Church (5805 Jones Creek Rd.). The Guest Speaker at the event... (Continue reading)

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GUEST POST: Mary’s Between A Rock And A Hard Place On Obamacare

by Emily Cornell, Executive Director, Keep Louisiana Working In case you missed it last week, 93,000 individuals, so far, in Louisiana were notified they would be losing their healthcare coverage thanks to Obamacare, and Senator Mary Landrieu.  This heinous number... (Continue reading)

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GUEST POST: The Empty Promise Of Common Core

A guest post written by Lindsey Burke, the Will Skillman Fellow in Education at The Heritage Foundation… Washington’s empty promises don’t end with Obamacare.  Consider the new Common Core national standards and tests for K-12 education. Dr. Greg Forster, a senior... (Continue reading)

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