Louisiana Legislature Session: Christopher Tidmore LIVE

Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature

trump patriotBy now, it appears that President Donald Trump is admitting that Russia meddled with the United States elections. On Friday, Robert Mueller unveiled a sprawling indictment that traced exactly how this was done and perhaps, is still being accomplished.

olympic tug2So, let the olympic-sized Louisiana legislative fiscal debate match begin! 

On Monday, the Louisiana legislature convenes at the state Capitol for another special fiscal session to make an attempt to fix, what we might call, the always-existing revenue hole fiscal cliff. 

bunny trump2It just doesn’t stop. Donald Trump and now his attorney, Michael Cohen, who paid what appears to be hush money to Stormy Daniels, just seem to keep on giving. Like the energizer bunny, I suppose, it just doesn't stop.

As much as the media might want to move on to the state of the economy and infrastructure, the Trump team just makes it impossible. 

tax man treeTomorrow, Governor John Bel Edwards is expected to call for a Louisiana legislative special session which would begin roughly seven days later, if things go as being reported.  Edwards had urged  the Republicans to come up with a plan to fix the roughly one billion dollar hole for the year starting July 1, 2018, or no session would be called.

They haven’t. Nonetheless, Edwards is left with little other choice. If they were to wait until after the regular session is complete, in the beginning of June, there would not be sufficient time for parents to plan for tuition, for schools to plan schedules and for hospitals to plan their respective budget which starts weeks later. 

pearl InPixio4 1I have lost a piece of my own history today.

A friend of mine has just passed away today.  She was in her early nineties.

Pearl Marzoni was a wife, a mom, a friend and a wonderful ballroom dancer.  She was also instrumental in connecting me to my remarkable wife, Althea, also very talented on the ballroom dance floor.

jbe alario speaker henry 4stepThe Louisiana capitol is ready to start its Louisiana Legislature tax chicken dance.  On one side of the floor are Governor, John Bel Edwards and democrats. On another side are fiscal conservatives.  And, in the middle are a group of lawmakers who believe the state is reaching a moment of urgency.

The question is—who’s going to take the first step and blink as the music is quickly getting ready to start?

hsh capitolAs of now, what is the shape of the Louisiana political waterfront?

This was the gist of  a series of questions I asked political analyst and pollster Bernie Pinsonat during a Facebook and Twitter live video conference we held on Wednesday. 

nda2Are we seeing some trickle down Trump now with New Orleans's incoming Mayor, LaToya Cantrell?

Many of us have long stated that the President of the United States sets the agenda in government and ethics.  When Donald Trump refused to show his income taxes destroying a tradition set by modern presidential candidates, it opened the door for others in state and local government to refuse to share financial information unbound by law to disclose.

mueller gatePresident Donald Trump says the media is FAKE NEWS and not reporting on major news stories hurtful to Democrats, such as missing FBI text messages.  Some Republican leaders and Fox News Network promote the “Deep State” is also a “Secret Society” of FBI agents planning to destroy the Trump presidency.  One Republican Senator states FBI members are meeting off-site to conspire some type of Trump overthrow.  Devin Nunes, the duty-bound head of the House Intelligence Committee has created a memo which almost guarantees the destruction of the FBI and Robert Mueller.  They all claim the end is near, Mueller is about to go. 

shhh trump edwardsJohn R. Edwards and Donald J. Trump—what do these two men have in common?

Remember John R. Edwards?  He was a North Carolina US Senator who twice ran for US President and  who Kerry chose as his 2004 running mate. He is the man whose career blew up during his presidential run in 2008 after an affair was exposed while his wife suffered from cancer?  The Department of Justice indicted him for his role because of payment of hush money to his mistress was claimed to be an illegal campaign contribution.

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