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edwards vicConfirming the worst-kept secret of the past month or so, yesterday state Rep. John Bel Edwards, the incoming governor, named Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne his commissioner of administration starting early next year. While perhaps intended to connote “bipartisanship” from the incoming Democrat in selecting a lifelong Republican for the most important appointive job in an administration, it merely provides a fig leaf for his true agenda.

edmonson2by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice
LouisianaVoice has learned that The Louisiana State Troopers Association (LSTA) has funneled more than $45,000 in political campaign contributions through LSTA Executive Director David T. Young since 2003 without the knowledge of the organization’s rank and file membership.

Thursday, 10 December 2015 15:08

Will Louisiana allow flagship, LSU, becoming LS Who?

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hueyby Jim Brown

Huey Long was the best friend and supporter LSU ever had.  He was called the father of the modern LSU by the Virginia Quarterly Review in commenting: “Huey stroked LSU as if he had been coddling a newborn pet elephant.  During fiscal stringency in all other American states, Huey force-fed LSU with increasing appropriations.“  The Kingfish made no bones about his long-term goals for the state’s flagship university.  “LSU’s going to be the Harvard of the South.”  

 

kennedyHere’s going from the hot stove of the Louisiana Governor’s race to the crispy US Senate campaign frying pan.

Today, a new soldier entered the US Senate battlefield and another indicated a continuing interest in being in the number.

lagop damageThe Louisiana Republican Party has sent out an "URGENT" email to its members asking them to contact their legislature due to "strongarming" by the Governor-in-Transition, Jon Bel Edwards.  Here is the press release:

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 19:56

Louisiana legislature approves Rainy Day fund tap

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rain capitolThe Louisiana legislature has determined that it is raining a major budget shortfall, thus, it has tapped into the "Rainy Day" Fund, as requested by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

The Rainy Day Fund, formally known as the Budget Stabilization Fund, is designed to help cover the state's budget shortfall.

jindal century linkEver since Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal left the Presidential campaign, he has embarked upon the long journey of rehabilitating his miserable reputation in the state among voters.  Thus, he has been hitting the road trying to explain how good of a job he has been doing while he governed this state via remote control.  The latest is a press release his office has sent out regarding his meeting with the Vice President and CEO of Century Link, William E. "Bill" Bradley.  

vitter teaby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Long lists for president
There is a long list of candidates to choose from for president on the March 5 ballot among Democrats and Republicans.
On the GOP side, 14 candidates qualified for the Louisiana presidential preference primary. They are:
Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Tim Cook, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Peter Messina, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, and Donald Trump.

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 Terrorism, the threat of it, discussions about disallowing theoretically a billion  of people into the United States, courtesy of Donald Trump, will bring out the worst in all of us.  

 

 

mitchToday in front of the Margaret Haughery Monument, the volunteer members of the Monumental Task Committee, Inc. (MTC) will release more than 31,000 petitions in support of keeping all of the monuments in New Orleans. The MTC is a 26-year old non-profit organization. Volunteer members work tirelessly to restore, repair, and maintain all of the monuments in New Orleans.

 

trump kiss 1I have called Donald Trump a number different things these past few months--ranging from a demagogue to dangerous. But, let me now add to the growing list--a coward and hypocrite.

Today, Trump made his appearances on various talk-shows trying to defend his new controversial position regarding keeping Muslims out of America.

dardenneAccording to reports, Jay Dardenne has been named Jon Bel Edwards's Commissioner of Administration.  Also, Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards announced a fourth transition committee the Healthcare Committee.  This committee will develop a plan to accept $16 billion in federal funds back into Louisiana to expand Medicaid, will also be tasked with reexamining the public-private partnerships of Louisiana's hospitals and continuous improvement of Bayou Health. 

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