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    APPEL: A Structure For Putting Louisiana’s Fisc On A Sound Footing

APPEL: A Structure For Putting Louisiana’s Fisc On A Sound Footing

As we start the Special Session let me try to present the big picture as I see it. Any financial problem has two components; the revenue side and the expense

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    GATES: What Justice Scalia’s death means for the Court and Country

GATES: What Justice Scalia’s death means for the Court and Country

A few years ago, I attended a Continuing Legal Education seminar with retired LSU Law Professor John Baker and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  From reading his myriad of

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    VILLERE: We’ve Lost A Great Mind In Antonin Scalia

VILLERE: We’ve Lost A Great Mind In Antonin Scalia

Editor’s Note: A guest post by Roger Villere, Chairman of the Republican Party of Louisiana and Republican National Committee Vice-Chairman I was deeply saddened to learn that US Supreme Court

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    CROUERE: NFL, Beyonce’ Promote Divisive Message

CROUERE: NFL, Beyonce’ Promote Divisive Message

The Super Bowl last Sunday once again drew a massive television audience, although slightly lower than record set for last year’s game. For many non-football fans, the highlight of the

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    VIDEO: John Kennedy’s Earned-Media Tour De Force

VIDEO: John Kennedy’s Earned-Media Tour De Force

We’re not sure what you’ve been up to today, but we can say that most of you have not been as busy as state treasurer John Kennedy has been. And

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    Some Thoughts On The Trump Rally In Baton Rouge Last Night

Some Thoughts On The Trump Rally In Baton Rouge Last Night

Along with John Binder, I was at the big Trump rally last night in Baton Rouge. If you haven’t read Binder’s account of the event, please do. The packed event

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Thanks To The Ted Cruz Campaign, Office Space Has Now Made Its Debut In American Presidential Politics

  Thanks To The Ted Cruz Campaign, Office Space Has Now Made Its Debut In American Presidential Politics

This is without question the best presidential cycle in American political history, in terms of entertainment value. Here’s a great

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CHAOS: Now The State Says It’s Going To Pay SOME Of The TOPS Scholarships

  CHAOS: Now The State Says It’s Going To Pay SOME Of The TOPS Scholarships

You’re excused if you lack confidence that this administration is a proper steward of your tax dollars. LOSFA executive director

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VIDEO: Back In September, John Bel Edwards Declared He Wouldn’t Change TOPS Much At All

  VIDEO: Back In September, John Bel Edwards Declared He Wouldn’t Change TOPS Much At All

That was then, this is now. Edwards, who said he was suspending the TOPS program in the middle of the

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The First Poll Back On John Bel Edwards’s Tax Hikes Has Some Bad News For Him

  The First Poll Back On John Bel Edwards’s Tax Hikes Has Some Bad News For Him

Louisiana voters are so far not impressed with Edwards’s proposals. They’re strongly opposed to the proposed sales and income tax

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The Low Popahirum, February 12, 2016

  The Low Popahirum, February 12, 2016

NATIONAL “His rivals are trying to paint him as weak on national defense, a charge his campaign calls ‘laughable.’” –

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The Battlefield, 2-12-16 – Rubio’s Fatal Flaw

  The Battlefield, 2-12-16 – Rubio’s Fatal Flaw

Yesterday, I had a column at The American Spectator on Marco Rubio’s New Hampshire fizzle and what was actually behind

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The Red Bayou Show, Episode 34 – Featuring Sen. Rick Ward And Louisiana’s Budget Donnybrook

  The Red Bayou Show, Episode 34 – Featuring Sen. Rick Ward And Louisiana’s Budget Donnybrook

What can we expect from the Special Legislative session that starts Sunday? We are expecting some taxes to go up,

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TRUMP IN LOUISIANA: Here’s Everything You Need To See From The Donald’s Baton Rouge Visit

  TRUMP IN LOUISIANA: Here’s Everything You Need To See From The Donald’s Baton Rouge Visit

Tonight, GOP front-runner Donald Trump took his anti-establishment message to a room of roughly 12,000 supporters (with 3,000 supporters outside) in

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VIDEO: Edwards Gives His Tax-Demand Speech, And Kennedy Gives His Response

  VIDEO: Edwards Gives His Tax-Demand Speech, And Kennedy Gives His Response

No comment from our end, as we just found it on YouTube and we’re watching it as it’s posted…

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MAXIMIZING THE PAIN: State To Halt TOPS Payments To Colleges As Edwards Readies Demand For Tax Hikes

  MAXIMIZING THE PAIN: State To Halt TOPS Payments To Colleges As Edwards Readies Demand For Tax Hikes

Here’s the classic Democrat playbook. If there have to be budget cuts, then make them the most painful and high-profile

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How Response Times For Sidney Torres’ French Quarter Police Have Gotten As Bad As The NOPD’s

  How Response Times For Sidney Torres’ French Quarter Police Have Gotten As Bad As The NOPD’s

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) has become notorious for outrageous response times when trying to address crime in the

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A Financial Planner Just Gave Louisianians Some Advice John Bel Edwards Won’t Like

  A Financial Planner Just Gave Louisianians Some Advice John Bel Edwards Won’t Like

Our lightweight governor John Bel Edwards is set to give a speech tonight about the state’s budget problems. We learned

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The Low Popahirum, February 11, 2016

  The Low Popahirum, February 11, 2016

NATIONAL “In South Carolina, a ‘viper’s nest’ awaits, especially on the GOP side.” – Politico “After decades of searching, scientists announced

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