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    If All John Bel Edwards Is Offering Is A Tax Increase, The Legislature Ought To Decline A Special Session

If All John Bel Edwards Is Offering Is A Tax Increase, The Legislature Ought To Decline A Special Session

Just tell that man no. Gov. John Bel Edwards is proposing to increase the sales tax by 20 percent  on April 1 to get the state’s immediate budget crisis under control.

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    MILLS: The Honor Code

MILLS: The Honor Code

“A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.” ~U.S. Military Academy Honor Code   Governor-elect John Bel Edwards parlayed this honor code to a successful finish

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    Here’s Your F. King Explanation For The Les Miles Debacle…

Here’s Your F. King Explanation For The Les Miles Debacle…

…courtesy of the Baton Rouge Business Report… LSU President F. King Alexander says several factors played into the university’s decision to keep football coach Les Miles—a process that dragged out

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    JOHNSON: Seven Key Facts about the House Speaker’s Race

JOHNSON: Seven Key Facts about the House Speaker’s Race

Editor’s Note: A guest post from La. Rep. Mike Johnson (R-Bossier City) Below are seven key facts to explain why it is completely logical and appropriate for our duly-elected Republican

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    The Republicans Are Beginning To Coalesce Around Potential Speaker Candidates…

The Republicans Are Beginning To Coalesce Around Potential Speaker Candidates…

…but the chances are still fairly good that Walt Leger will pick off the nine votes he needs to become a Democrat Speaker of a Republican House. Last week there

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    SEVEN LESSONS FROM AN ELECTION-NIGHT DUMPSTER FIRE: Lesson Six

SEVEN LESSONS FROM AN ELECTION-NIGHT DUMPSTER FIRE: Lesson Six

IF YOU THOUGHT OUR “REPUBLICAN” LEGISLATURE WOULD BLOCK THE DAMAGE A LEFT-WING GOVERNOR CAN DO, NOW COMES YOUR WAKE-UP CALL. John Bel Edwards has a nickname already as governor-elect, and

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BURNS: Edwards’ Attack Ads Are A Distraction. Louisiana Needs A Reform Governor, Which Would Be Vitter.

  BURNS: Edwards’ Attack Ads Are A Distraction. Louisiana Needs A Reform Governor, Which Would Be Vitter.

The John Bel Edwards campaign is running a desperate ad trying to link the prostitution scandal from 2001 with a commendation

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The Map That Shows How Much Control Republicans Have Over The Country Now

  The Map That Shows How Much Control Republicans Have Over The Country Now

No politician has done more to help Republicans and conservatives get elected across the country than President Obama. Thanks to

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Vitter And Nungesser Make Progress In Consolidating GOP Support

  Vitter And Nungesser Make Progress In Consolidating GOP Support

We’ve got two press releases to pass along, as today David Vitter picked up the endorsement of the Louisiana House

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The Hayride’s Endorsement Symposium: Legislative Races

  The Hayride’s Endorsement Symposium: Legislative Races

Rather than offer a single slate of endorsements from the Hayride, in this cycle since we have a larger and

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WAGUESPACK: Apathy Is A Powerful Emotion

  WAGUESPACK: Apathy Is A Powerful Emotion

Only one word is needed thus far to describe this election season:  apathy. Louisiana voters will head to the polls

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KENNEDY: Why We Need A Two-Thirds’ Vote On Tax Increases

  KENNEDY: Why We Need A Two-Thirds’ Vote On Tax Increases

The Legislature just raised taxes by $400 million with a simple majority vote. The business community has filed a lawsuit

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WAGUESPACK: Change Is Inevitable

  WAGUESPACK: Change Is Inevitable

It’s almost time to turn the page. There are times throughout every year where we just have to move on

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WAGUESPACK: Where Do We Go From Here?

  WAGUESPACK: Where Do We Go From Here?

So where do we go from here? The legislative session that adjourned in June left many folks frustrated. While everyone

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The Red Bayou Show, Episode 15 – Featuring Philip Joffrion Of AFP Louisiana

  The Red Bayou Show, Episode 15 – Featuring Philip Joffrion Of AFP Louisiana

The scorecards are out, and the 2015 legislative session is now being graded and recriminations offered. As such, Brian and

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SADOW: Just How Bad Was The 2015 Legislative Session?

  SADOW: Just How Bad Was The 2015 Legislative Session?

A couple of interest groups graded Louisiana’s legislators harshly for their votes last session. But a more comprehensive overview shows

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WAGUESPACK: Knowledge Is Power

  WAGUESPACK: Knowledge Is Power

Knowledge is power, but as Albert Einstein once said, “information is not knowledge.” This week, the Louisiana Association of Business

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SADOW: Problems Abound With The New Medical Marijuana Law

  SADOW: Problems Abound With The New Medical Marijuana Law

So Louisiana finally took the plunge this regular session and went for making dispensing of medical marijuana in the state a

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How To Get Tough And Stop Losing Presidential Elections

  How To Get Tough And Stop Losing Presidential Elections

This morning I’ve got a piece up at the American Spectator about using all the developments in last week’s Cascade

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