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SARGE: The Short List

A slug is a tough-skinned terrestrial mollusk typically lacking a shell and secretes a film of mucosal slime for protection. It can be a serious pest. The secondary definition is a slow, lazy person also described as a sluggard. This... (Continue reading)

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SADOW: Bad Incentives In Leger’s College Budgeting Bill

Don’t be fooled when state Rep. Walt Leger claims his HB 222 is about fairness – it’s about populism that cripples Louisiana’s ability to induce competent and efficient use of taxpayer resources when it comes to higher education. The bill, which recently passed out... (Continue reading)

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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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The New York Times’ Completely Ridiculous Louisiana Poll

This week you might have seen some reporting on a poll which offers up some sunny numbers for Democrats emanating out of four Southern states, including Louisiana. That poll has been used to generate some rather counterintuitive statements among local... (Continue reading)

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Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (4-24-14)

“Louisianans have brought in more personal income during three of the years measured from 2008 to 2012, a recent analysis says. Figures released Thursday (April 24) by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis of real, price-adjusted estimates of personal income for... (Continue reading)

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Low Popahirum, National Edition (4-24-14)

“Early in the morning, while most are still sleeping, groups of elderly Chinese women spread out across city streets. They tear open trash bags, pick through the litter and sort out bottles and cans that come with a deposit. And... (Continue reading)

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The Mary Landrieu-AFP Fight Gets Louder

This week, Americans For Prosperity is back with another ad beating up Mary Landrieu for her Obamacare vote. Only this time, Landrieu looks like she’s made a mistake in response. First, the ad… Christopher Schiff, the ex-Marine Iraq vet from... (Continue reading)

The Tax Man: Landrieu Proposes Bundle Of Tax Increases

As a solution to courts ruling that the City of New Orleans must pay millions for the city’s firefighters pension fund, renovate the Orleans Parish Prison and refine the police force, Mayor Mitch Landrieu has decided to seek the extra cash... (Continue reading)

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VIDEO: Watch A ’25-Year Veteran Legislator’ At Work

Here’s some video from today’s Senate Health And Welfare Committee hearing on SB 96, Sen. Ben Nevers’ bill to expand Medicaid in Louisiana. That committee killed the bill on a 6-2 vote. Our readers by now know that Sen. Yvonne... (Continue reading)

Nevers’ Medicaid Expansion Bill Is DOA In The Senate Health & Welfare Committee

After an extended, impassioned and thoroughly disingenuous speech by its author and a hearing that went on forever, SB 96 by Sen. Ben Nevers (D-Bogalusa) died a relatively quick death in the Senate Health and Welfare committee this afternoon. The... (Continue reading)

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Times Picayune Misleads On State Voucher Program

In an article published by the Times Picayune/NOLA.com, facts regarding the state’s school voucher program are misleading and construed to give the image that interest in the program is declining. As noted by Louisiana Communications Associate for the American Federation for Children, Stephanie... (Continue reading)

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SADOW: Kennedy’s Hypocrisy Shouldn’t Distract Budgeting Debate

It doesn’t mean necessarily he was entirely wrong, just that he was entirely a hypocrite when Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy voted against a recent State Bond Commission action for the reason he stated. Last week, the SBC took up a proposal to pay off... (Continue reading)

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Godmother of Cronyism: Pelosi’s Brother-In-Law Given $737 Million For Green Energy Project

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is being called a crony congresswoman after her brother-in-law was given millions in loans from the Department of Energy even though green energy projects, most recently, have failed on the backs of taxpayers. The... (Continue reading)

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SARGE: Smarts

Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory suggested what I’ve known for years: school teachers have NO control over what happens in their classrooms. Guillory is advocating legislation in Louisiana, through Senate Bill 652. It would give teachers who feel threatened or... (Continue reading)

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SADOW: Putting Unions Before Taxpayers? That’s Stuck On Stupid!

Yes, Louisiana continues to be stuck on stupid, as evidenced by thefailure of its House of Representatives to refuse a special carve-out favoring teacher unions that could put taxpayers on the hook for an undetermined sum of money. HB 45 by Republican... (Continue reading)

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CASSIDY: Government Should Honor Tax-Exempt Housing For Religious Institutions

One of the best parts of traveling all across Louisiana is meeting so many passionate and caring people. Louisianans care about this state, the direction of the country and how they can make the world a better place in their... (Continue reading)

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Low Popahirum, National Edition (4-23-14)

“Early 2014 will be viewed historically as the period when most of the American left’s bubbles detached themselves completely from reality and wafted off to Unicornland.” – American Thinker “Police armed with truncheons, shields and a fire hose clashed with... (Continue reading)

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Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (4-23-14)

“America’s biggest businesses have made it a priority to help Republicans win control of the Senate this year. But in a crucial race in Louisiana, they are doing all they can to help the Democratic incumbent.” – WSJ “After taking... (Continue reading)

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We Don’t Wanna Give Them Leges Any Ideas, But…

…bein’ as though they sit around dreamin’ up stuff to make crimes outta – like wearin’ your pants below your butt or lettin’ your dog ride in the back of your truck or any of the other stuff these guys... (Continue reading)

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LAGOP Files Ethics Complaint Against Harry Reid

One wonders if this doesn’t become a campaign strategy of painting Mary Landrieu as a Stooge Of The Worst Senate Majority Leader Of All Time. From a press release out this morning… The Republican Party of Louisiana today filed a... (Continue reading)

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