Give the Louisiana GOP, Roger Villere, Governor Bobby Jindal and former Congressman Bob Livingston credit for killing the cigarette tax this session.
Louisiana House Speaker Jim Tucker is at odds with Gov. Bobby Jindal’s budget proposal.
He does not like the idea to sell state prisons or the group benefit program.
Thank you Donald Trump.
For months the drum has been beating over the birther issue but only after you got involved in the process did President Obama release the long form of the birth certificate. For many, your presence gave birth to even more questions about the President’s history and legitimacy.
On day one at the Louisiana regular session, the Louisiana House and Senate huddled together in the lower chamber to listen to Governor Jindal’s opening day speech.
With the general session of the Louisiana Legislature only hours away, Louisiana Speaker Jim Tucker will be facing his last term as a member of the House of Representatives. He is term limited.
Yet, there is no time for goodbyes. The agenda is full since Louisiana is facing one of the heaviest obligations in its modern history. The state budget is 1.6 billion dollars out of balance based upon revenue projections.
By George, it’s John Georges.
The multi-millionaire businessman from New Orleans has decided to put his money where is heart is—trying to serve his community as an elected official.
The spotlight is on soft-spoken and popular Louisiana House Speaker Jim Tucker to help the state get through what might be the most difficult legislative sessions in decades. The session begins next week.
Louisiana Governor Jindal criticized BP on the eve of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill disaster which rocked the world last year. The Governor said that BP should make a downpayment on the restoration projects of the state and other Gulf States.
Bobby Jindal said the future course and size of the University Medical Center—an issue which has caused a difference of opinion between U.S. Senator David Vitter and the Governor-- will be discussed at an upcoming meeting of the Board of Directors and should be based upon independent business analysis and not politics.