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    BRIGGS: Groundhog Day – Or, Louisiana’s Endless Budget Battle

BRIGGS: Groundhog Day – Or, Louisiana’s Endless Budget Battle

Well, it’s a new year here in Louisiana, but not much has changed. A new year means another budget deficit, which means yet another legislative rumpus over who and or

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    The Louisiana House GOP Leadership Is Claiming Victory With The State’s Budget Deal. Are They Right To Do So?

The Louisiana House GOP Leadership Is Claiming Victory With The State’s Budget Deal. Are They Right To Do So?

Here was a press release which went out last night… Louisiana House Republicans Claim Victory After Special Session Republican House Delegation Lists Budget Reform, Government Cuts, and Reductions in Unfunded

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    The Red Bayou Show, Episode 74 – Featuring John Schroder

The Red Bayou Show, Episode 74 – Featuring John Schroder

State Representative John Schroder joined Scott McKay and Brian Haldane this week in the waning moments of the special session to talk about the deal on the table to plug

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    WAGUESPACK: Government Spending’s Burden Of Proof

WAGUESPACK: Government Spending’s Burden Of Proof

In the United States, an individual is considered innocent until the government proves them guilty by a specified burden of proof. The rationale for this fundamental principle seems clear: an

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    VIDEO: Jay Dardenne Attempts To Lecture House Republicans About Their Jobs, And Catches A Beating For His Trouble

VIDEO: Jay Dardenne Attempts To Lecture House Republicans About Their Jobs, And Catches A Beating For His Trouble

This clip comes courtesy of John Schroder’s campaign for state treasurer, as it’s Schroder’s signature moment to put himself on the political map in that race. Essentially, the budgetary portion

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    PATTERSON: A Tale Of Two Tax Reforms

PATTERSON: A Tale Of Two Tax Reforms

Editor’s Note: A guest post by Jim Patterson, Vice President of Government Relations and Director, Taxation and Finance at the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry It was the best of

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SCHRODER: The Governor’s Budget-Balancing Plan Isn’t A Plan At All

  SCHRODER: The Governor’s Budget-Balancing Plan Isn’t A Plan At All

Editor’s Note: A guest post from Rep. John Schroder (R-Mandeville), who is also a candidate for Treasurer in this fall’s

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Everything Wrong With Budget Politics Shows Up In Yesterday’s AP Article On Louisiana’s Coming Special Session

  Everything Wrong With Budget Politics Shows Up In Yesterday’s AP Article On Louisiana’s Coming Special Session

If you didn’t see it, here’s a taste… Angela Lorio is tired of the begging, tired of the trips to the Louisiana

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Yes, We Will Have A Special Session

  Yes, We Will Have A Special Session

We’ll see what John Bel Edwards actually has on tap for this, though so far it doesn’t sound like he’s

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JBE Stumbles Toward One Solution To The State’s Budget Crisis

  JBE Stumbles Toward One Solution To The State’s Budget Crisis

In a bit of a shocking development, it looks like Louisiana’s Democrat governor, who heretofore has been seen as a

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The Red Bayou Show, Episode 71 – Featuring Inauguration With Mike Bayham, And Politics And Policy With Conrad Appel

  The Red Bayou Show, Episode 71 – Featuring Inauguration With Mike Bayham, And Politics And Policy With Conrad Appel

This week, Scott McKay and Brian Haldane talk all things Trump. They start off with the inauguration itself and head up

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KENNEDY: DHH And Dr. Gee Need To Do Their Jobs

  KENNEDY: DHH And Dr. Gee Need To Do Their Jobs

Are you wondering why Louisiana’s budget is such a mess? A big reason is the amount of money taxpayers are

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WAGUESPACK: The Hunt Is On

  WAGUESPACK: The Hunt Is On

I was reminded this past weekend about one of the many reasons why it is great to live in Louisiana.

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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

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KENNEDY: We Continue To Have A Spending Problem

  KENNEDY: We Continue To Have A Spending Problem

If your car breaks down every Monday, eventually you’re going to do one of two things. You’re going to get

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F. King Alexander Still Doesn’t Get It

  F. King Alexander Still Doesn’t Get It

Did you see this yesterday? LSU President King Alexander painted a stark picture Wednesday (Dec. 14) of what almost a

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WAGUESPACK: Goodbye To The Elections, Hello To The Same Old Problems

  WAGUESPACK: Goodbye To The Elections, Hello To The Same Old Problems

The election is over, and it is time to get to work. Well, sort of. Now that we have a

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HITHER AND YON: Environmental Impact Banks Could Become A National Thing

  HITHER AND YON: Environmental Impact Banks Could Become A National Thing

The Times-Picayune has an article today about a piece of legislation set for President Obama’s signing which might end up

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John Bel Edwards And Louisiana’s Legislature Are Finding Out You Can’t Tax Your Way To Prosperity

  John Bel Edwards And Louisiana’s Legislature Are Finding Out You Can’t Tax Your Way To Prosperity

A damn shame, this is. Louisiana lawmakers are again preparing to pare back the state budget — this time by as

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