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    Will Someone Please Call John Bel Edwards And Rebekah Gee On The Carpet For Mismanaging LDH Funds?

Will Someone Please Call John Bel Edwards And Rebekah Gee On The Carpet For Mismanaging LDH Funds?

The Louisiana Department of Health’s budget is TWO BILLION DOLLARS larger than it was before Gov. John Bel Edwards took office and brought Rebekah Gee on board with him as

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    VIDEO: Cameron Henry On The State’s Budget Process In The Legislative Session’s First Week

VIDEO: Cameron Henry On The State’s Budget Process In The Legislative Session’s First Week

We’re showing you this for a couple of reasons. First, it’s an example of how the Louisiana House of Representatives, and in particular the Republican delegation within the House, is

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    JBE’s Gross Receipts Tax Plan Has Earned Him The Most Brutal Attack Ad Of The Year So Far

JBE’s Gross Receipts Tax Plan Has Earned Him The Most Brutal Attack Ad Of The Year So Far

This comes from an outfit called Truth In Politics, whose website can be found here. It’s headed by Kelli Bottger, a veteran conservative political strategist who came over from having

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    MIGUEZ: Louisiana Has A Spending Problem, Plain And Simple…

MIGUEZ: Louisiana Has A Spending Problem, Plain And Simple…

Editor’s Note: A guest post from state Rep. Blake Miguez (R-Erath)… As a business executive and the manager of my household finances, I’ve learned the basic financial principle that you

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    BRIGGS: Great Ports Are Louisiana’s Secret Economic Ingredient

BRIGGS: Great Ports Are Louisiana’s Secret Economic Ingredient

If you talk to anybody about Louisiana, nine times out of ten, the first thing that comes to mind is our food — and it is for good reason. We

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    Loren Scott Says Bobby Jindal Saved The State $2.7 Billion By Privatizing The Charity Hospitals

Loren Scott Says Bobby Jindal Saved The State $2.7 Billion By Privatizing The Charity Hospitals

We were never huge fans of the previous governor’s budgetary practices. He inherited a bad practice from his predecessor Kathleen Blanco of using temporary money on ongoing expenses – Blanco

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Pelican Institute Says JBE’s Gross Receipts Tax Is – Make Sure You Sit Down For This – A Lousy Idea

  Pelican Institute Says JBE’s Gross Receipts Tax Is – Make Sure You Sit Down For This – A Lousy Idea

Of course it is. Should anybody be surprised at the concept a European-style VAT tax on top of the nation’s

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Say, John Bel…Where’s Your Tax Plan?

  Say, John Bel…Where’s Your Tax Plan?

We were supposed to see a big reveal today of our governor’s well-supported and totally legitimate tax reform proposals. Edwards

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WAGUESPACK: Here We Go Again

  WAGUESPACK: Here We Go Again

Here we go again. In just a few weeks, the Legislature will be back in session. It has only been

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APPEL: It’s Hard To See Much “Reform” In JBE’s Tax-Reform Plans

  APPEL: It’s Hard To See Much “Reform” In JBE’s Tax-Reform Plans

The Governor’s number one goal for this session is “tax reform.” I agree that it is a long overdue concept.

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AUDIO: Seabaugh Says When JBE Says “Tax Reform” He Means “Tax Increase”

  AUDIO: Seabaugh Says When JBE Says “Tax Reform” He Means “Tax Increase”

This is from KEEL, 710 AM in Shreveport, yesterday, and it’s Republican state representative Alan Seabaugh of Shreveport reacting to

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VIDEO: Americans For Prosperity-Louisiana Responds To This Gas Tax Hike Business

  VIDEO: Americans For Prosperity-Louisiana Responds To This Gas Tax Hike Business

We get the impression that this will be a massive political dud and that it will die quickly in the

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VINSANAU: If You Want To Close Louisiana’s Budget Deficit, Build The Bayou Bridge Pipeline

  VINSANAU: If You Want To Close Louisiana’s Budget Deficit, Build The Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Editor’s Note: A guest post from Linda Vinsanau, a conservative activist based in Metairie. As Louisiana’s special session ended, legislators

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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