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    The Biggest Winner Of This Legislative Session So Far Is Marijuana

The Biggest Winner Of This Legislative Session So Far Is Marijuana

There have been a couple of bills moving through the Legislature dealing with marijuana related topics. One bill deals with medical marijuana and another bill decreases Louisiana’s draconian penalties for

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    OH LOOK! Another Useless Executive Order-Like Address Against HB707

OH LOOK! Another Useless Executive Order-Like Address Against HB707

Another day, another politician asserting an executive order-like statement that will change nothing. First it was Gov. Bobby Jindal, when Rep. Mike Johnson’s (R-Bossier City) Marriage and Conscience Act failed

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    Louisiana House Passes Phase Out Of The Corporate Franchise Tax

Louisiana House Passes Phase Out Of The Corporate Franchise Tax

In the midst of the tax orgies that Legislature has engaged in this session, we have some good news on that front. The Louisiana House passed a bill to repeal

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    Common Core Compromise Passes The House

Common Core Compromise Passes The House

The vote for it wasn’t even close. The Common Core compromise bills came up for a vote by the full House on Wednesday and they passed near unanimously. HB 542

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    BAYHAM: A Tribute To A Damn Good Reporter

BAYHAM: A Tribute To A Damn Good Reporter

The high and mighty in Louisiana politics knew the late Ed Anderson from the press bunker in the State Capitol, where he spent decades covering six governors and hundreds of

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    Meet The RINOs Who Voted To Increase Your Sales Taxes Today

Meet The RINOs Who Voted To Increase Your Sales Taxes Today

Today, there was a vote on HB 778 by State Rep. Karen St. Germain (D-Plaquemine). The bill would’ve imposed a 1 cent sales tax and dedicated it to roads. The

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UPDATED: The St. George Petition Drive Is Over, And It’s Close To 2,000 Names Over The Required Number

  UPDATED: The St. George Petition Drive Is Over, And It’s Close To 2,000 Names Over The Required Number

UPDATE: The word we hear is Better Together turned in 810 withdrawals, meaning the St. George folks have a cushion

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What This Local Louisiana Police Department Did Is Making National Headlines

  What This Local Louisiana Police Department Did Is Making National Headlines

In the suburb of Slidell, La. just outside of New Orleans, the Slidell Police Department (SPD) probably never thought that

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SADOW: The Legislature Is Resisting Louisiana’s Obvious Budget Course

  SADOW: The Legislature Is Resisting Louisiana’s Obvious Budget Course

If the Louisiana Legislature insists on playing a con game on taxes, then at least Gov. Bobby Jindal can play

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SADOW: Reform Higher Ed? Not With This Bunch In Control

  SADOW: Reform Higher Ed? Not With This Bunch In Control

The overall theme evident in this year’s regular session of the Louisiana Legislature, jerry-rigging the faulty fiscal system rather than

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After Cheerleading For Tax Hikes, Why Does Lance Harris Want This Particular Tax Cut?

  After Cheerleading For Tax Hikes, Why Does Lance Harris Want This Particular Tax Cut?

One of the biggest cheerleaders of raising taxes on the people of Louisiana this legislative is the head of the

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Kip Holden Will Make A Great Lt. Governor, Folks…

  Kip Holden Will Make A Great Lt. Governor, Folks…

…because he’s terrific at the ceremonial aspects of politics. We now continue with this afternoon’s series of posts highlighting the

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Mitch Landrieu’s Transparency On Private Emails Does Not Seem Transparent

  Mitch Landrieu’s Transparency On Private Emails Does Not Seem Transparent

Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans has decided that he will not continue to use his private email address while

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Our Legislature Performs So Poorly Because – Wait For It – We Don’t Elect Enough Good People To The Legislature

  Our Legislature Performs So Poorly Because – Wait For It – We Don’t Elect Enough Good People To The Legislature

Yes, yes, that’s an obvious statement. But we have a fun exposition of how true it is, thanks to the

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Bobby Jindal Attacks Rand Paul, Violates The Louisiana Constitution In The Process

  Bobby Jindal Attacks Rand Paul, Violates The Louisiana Constitution In The Process

Today Kentucky Senator Rand Paul went on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and he was asked about Lindsey Graham’s comments that a

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And The Award For The Most Meaningless Bill Of The Session Goes To…..

  And The Award For The Most Meaningless Bill Of The Session Goes To…..

A bill to ban school suspensions for school uniform violations by Senator Sharon Broome (D-Baton Rouge). Instead of telling the sad

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Mitch Landrieu, Traffic-Ticket Predator

  Mitch Landrieu, Traffic-Ticket Predator

Have you heard about the city of New Orleans’ new policy of eliminating plea bargaining in traffic courts? It’s becoming

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The Louisiana House Just Voted To Get Rid Of The Sales Tax Holidays

  The Louisiana House Just Voted To Get Rid Of The Sales Tax Holidays

If you liked sales tax free weekends such as for buying hurricane supplies, back to school shopping, and hunting season;

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Bill To Reduce Marijuana Penalties Passes The Louisiana Senate

  Bill To Reduce Marijuana Penalties Passes The Louisiana Senate

Yesterday, a bill to reduce the penalties for possession of marijuana passed the Louisiana Senate. The bill, SB 241 by

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