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State in its own recession, revenue shortfalls bigger than expected. - doubleb
[quote]“For all practical purposes, Louisiana is in its own recession,” the Legislature’s chief economist Greg Albrecht said. “It’s come on pretty rapidly.” The state’s now expected to be about $850 million shy of what lawmakers allocated in the current spending plan. For the year that follows...
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NO to BR train won't work so says expert - doubleb
http://theadvocate.com/news/opinion/14709942-128/guest-column-new-orleans-baton-rouge-train-would-cost-taxpayers-44-per-ride [quote]I love passenger trains, but after reviewing this project, I’ve reluctantly concluded that it is likely to cost much more than anyone thinks and will not produce any...
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Good to see elections have consequences, JBE unhappy - doubleb
.[quote]Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards Friday blasted House Speaker Taylor Barras’ decisions on who will lead and serve on House committees.[/quote] Apparently the new speaker also believes to the victors go the spoils and the Rs will get their share of committee spots. http://theadvocate.co...
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Remember when Medicaid expansion was costing us nothing?ETA, tapping the breaks? - doubleb
Well according to this article in BBI nothing is up to 3 million dollars plus office space, etc. [quote]The new workers would cost $10.3 million this budget year for salaries, benefits, training and equipment, according to information provided to the committee, with $7.3 million paid by the feder...
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You pay for what you get, and JBE is making us pay. - doubleb
[quote]When he was a candidate, John Bel Edwards said Louisiana’s cabinet secretaries were paid too much by then-Gov. Bobby Jindal, calling the salaries “exorbitant.” But The Associated Press reports that since he moved into the governor’s office, Edwards has kept most of those salaries in place and...
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So Holden said Edwards lied? No honor code? - doubleb
Hmmmmmmmmhttps://www.businessreport.com/article/news-alert-holden-says-told-obama-10-bottleneck-not-edwards?utm_campaign=news_alert-2016_Jan_15-18_03&utm_medium=email&utm_source=news_alert ...
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Do they have stringent gun laws and background checks in Jakarta? - doubleb
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So the Medicaid expansion will cost La. money. - doubleb
It seems the state will need to hire and staff 248 more employees right away. Sure the Feds are going to pay 75%(not 90%) of the costs, but we all know how this will eventually end. [quote]One of the first comments made by Dr. Rebekah Gee, who was named secretary of the state Department of Health...
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Nucor plant closes due to low steel prices. - doubleb
Another example of why govt. doesn't need to try and pick winners and losers. Jindal silent on the matter, but state money goes to help build a plant and a few years later it shuts down pending an uptick in steel prices....
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Did I hear right? The govt. regulates refugees and immigrants by religion??? - doubleb
Who came up with that strategy and how did they come up with the PC ratios???...
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So we have polar cooling and more ice down south. - doubleb
Weren't the poles supposedly more succeptible to global warming? http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/622043/GLOBAL-WARMING-NASA-Antarctic-COOLING-six-years-Arctic-north-pole-climate-change [quote]Christopher Shuman, a University of Maryland, Baltimore County glaciologist working at Goddard, ...
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Dardene says Edwards has a better chance of unifying the state. - doubleb
Now exactly what does that mean? I thought our problems were the state budget, our education system, coastal erosion and our overall economy. I didn't think a lack of unity was an issue. What is he talking about? It sounds to me like he's speaking like a Democrat now. ...
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Dems are hammering Reps. for voting the party line - doubleb
But isn't that why Edwards and Holden make the runoff? Didn't the Democrat machine get their voters out to vote their party line? Somehow they want Republicans to feel bad about voting for Vitter or Nungesser even though the alternative is voting for candidates that represent a return to the ...
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Why would the Cubans put boots on the ground in Syria? - doubleb
Is this what they mean by normalizing relations? http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/10/14/cuban-military-forces-deployed-to-syria-to-operate-russian-tanks-say-sources/ Is this all being orchestrated by Putin to rub Obama's nose into the ground?...
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Climate change fuelling Joaquin, record hot water the problem - doubleb
Record hot water, record amounts of destruction, the Atlantic on steroids. http://climatenexus.org/us-east-coast-braces-climate-change-fueled-hurricane-joaquin?utm_content=buffer2a8ed&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer [quote]Sea surface temperatures in the vicinity o...
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Would it matter if HRC had a five month gap in her E-mails - doubleb
turned over to the govt??? http://www.wnd.com/2015/09/5-month-gap-in-hillary-emails/ [quote]The gap in emails received by Clinton run from Jan. 21, 2009, when she became secretary of state, to March 17, 2009. The gaps in emails sent by Clinton from Jan. 21, 2009, to April 12, 2009, and from De...
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Today's Advocate headline, "I-10 widening garners little enthusiasm" - doubleb
Say it ain't so Joe. Everybody I know thinks it should happen. [quote]The state’s latest plan to widen Interstate 10 through the heart of Baton Rouge is sparking opposition, skepticism and a smattering of wait and see. “It’s still a bad idea, absolutely,” said Troy Menier, whose family has op...
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SIAP, LSU president for more federal control of higher education - doubleb
[quote]The “greatest challenge facing public universities,” King Alexander explains, is that states today spend about half as much on higher education on a per capita income basis as they did in 1981. This is a direct result, he says, of a regulatory failure built into federal law. In other areas of...
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I guess Albermarle spent the 4.2 million and is leaving town. - doubleb
[quote]LED lured the company’s headquarters to Baton Rouge in 2008 with a package of incentives that included more than $4.2 million in reimbursed relocation expenses.[/quote] BR Business reports Albermarle is moving its HQ back to Charlotte. BR loses 120 jobs, and thankfully not all of Albermarl...
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Penalties, are we always this undisciplined? - doubleb
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