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    It Looks Like The Republican State Leges Are Preparing To Go On Offense Against JBE And His Tax Hikes

It Looks Like The Republican State Leges Are Preparing To Go On Offense Against JBE And His Tax Hikes

In case you weren’t aware, Louisiana has a $313 million current-year budget deficit – and a $400 million budget deficit for next year. And in case you weren’t aware, Gov.

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    The Hyperloop The LSU Engineering Students Are Working On Is More Interesting Than JBE’s Passenger Choo-Choo

The Hyperloop The LSU Engineering Students Are Working On Is More Interesting Than JBE’s Passenger Choo-Choo

There is an interesting untaught lesson floating beneath the Advocate’s story about some LSU mechanical engineering students who are working to build a hyperloop prototype for a Baton Rouge-to-New Orleans

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    The State’s Mainstream Media Is Finally Picking Up On JBE’s Flood-Recovery Problem

The State’s Mainstream Media Is Finally Picking Up On JBE’s Flood-Recovery Problem

At WWL.com is an Associated Press story which begins to describe something we’ve been talking about for months at the Hayride – namely, that flood recovery is becoming a major

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    The Director Of The Louisiana State Police Commission RESIGNS Over Troopergate

The Director Of The Louisiana State Police Commission RESIGNS Over Troopergate

In January of last year, we reported that members of the Louisiana State Trooper Association were caught illegally funnelling money to political campaigns. A member of the LSTA would make

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    Aren’t You Excited That You Get To Foot The Bill For JBE To See The Pope?

Aren’t You Excited That You Get To Foot The Bill For JBE To See The Pope?

UPDATED: Ahhh, says the governor’s office, but he’s paying for himself. Except that WBRZ says “not so much.” The governor said it was his intention to personally fund his trip

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    Kennedy To Edwards: Ban Any Flood Recovery Contracts From Going To Politicians

Kennedy To Edwards: Ban Any Flood Recovery Contracts From Going To Politicians

John Kennedy, Louisiana’s new U.S. Senator, has vowed that he’ll stay very engaged in political affairs back him in the state despite the fact his job is now in Washington,

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Here’s How Much Of A Clusterf*** The Flood Recovery Is

  Here’s How Much Of A Clusterf*** The Flood Recovery Is

The Times-Picayune had an article today detailing the status of the flood recovery. As you can guess, it’s not going

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Jeff Landry Just Dropped A Nuke On Mitch Landrieu Over Crime In New Orleans

  Jeff Landry Just Dropped A Nuke On Mitch Landrieu Over Crime In New Orleans

WWL Radio in New Orleans has a story with some red-hot quotes from Louisiana’s attorney general about crime in New

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The Democrats Are In Such Bad Shape That JBE Is Backing “Republican” Puppets In Upcoming Races

  The Democrats Are In Such Bad Shape That JBE Is Backing “Republican” Puppets In Upcoming Races

The Louisiana Democratic Party is on the verge of extinction. The only statewide office they control is governor and they’re

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The Louisiana GOP Just Trashed Gov. Edwards On His Flood-Recovery Performance

  The Louisiana GOP Just Trashed Gov. Edwards On His Flood-Recovery Performance

Surely the response to this is that it’s partisan politics and nothing else, but our readers are aware that this

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BAYHAM: The 2016 Louisiana Political Winners & Losers

  BAYHAM: The 2016 Louisiana Political Winners & Losers

2016 was a consequential year in Louisiana politics for candidates who ran for office and even those whose names weren’t

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Amazon Caves To JBE And The Leges And Will Start Charging Sales Tax In Louisiana

  Amazon Caves To JBE And The Leges And Will Start Charging Sales Tax In Louisiana

If you want to make some big purchases on Amazon, the time to do it is before the New Year.

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JBE Can’t Spend The $1 Billion The Feds Have Given In Flood Relief Because He Still Doesn’t Have A Plan

  JBE Can’t Spend The $1 Billion The Feds Have Given In Flood Relief Because He Still Doesn’t Have A Plan

In August, Louisiana suffered the biggest natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina. Amazingly, Governor John Bel Edwards and his administration still

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JBE Goes All In, Denies His Brother Is Guilty Of “Anything Improper, Much Less Illegal”

  JBE Goes All In, Denies His Brother Is Guilty Of “Anything Improper, Much Less Illegal”

Politically, this makes sense… Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday gave a forceful defense of his brother, Tangipahoa Sheriff Daniel

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JBE’s War On Oil Has Made Lafayette Lose More Jobs Than Any Other City In The Country

  JBE’s War On Oil Has Made Lafayette Lose More Jobs Than Any Other City In The Country

The oil patch has been shedding jobs for a couple of years now. Much of that is due to the

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HITHER AND YON: Trump 8, Hillary 0 As Louisiana’s Electors Cast Their Votes

  HITHER AND YON: Trump 8, Hillary 0 As Louisiana’s Electors Cast Their Votes

There wasn’t much of a controversy as the eight Louisiana electors met at the state capitol today to cast their

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It Turns Out Daniel Edwards And Chad Scott, The Allegedly Crooked DEA Agent, Were Pals…

  It Turns Out Daniel Edwards And Chad Scott, The Allegedly Crooked DEA Agent, Were Pals…

…which could give some insight into why Edwards had such a bad day on Thursday. For some background on the

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Me, I Like Me Some Middendorf’s, Y’All – Almost As Much As Sheriff Edwards Does…

  Me, I Like Me Some Middendorf’s, Y’All – Almost As Much As Sheriff Edwards Does…

…but I wanna add somethin’ to MacAoidh’s lil’ thing earlier about Daniel Edwards and his fun-raiser he threw over there

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While We’re On The Subject Of Daniel Edwards, How About This Little Piece Of Pay-To-Play?

  While We’re On The Subject Of Daniel Edwards, How About This Little Piece Of Pay-To-Play?

Yesterday the FBI, DEA, DOJ and a number of other federal agencies descended on the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and

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