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Jindal Opposes TOPS Revamp Bills - ragincajun03
[quote]Gov. Bobby Jindal could potentially derail the Louisiana Legislature's efforts to rein in the cost of TOPS, the state's popular college scholarship program, this spring.  The governor opposes a bill (SB 48) that would put an end to the automatic increase in TOPS awards that thousands of st...
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Gorge all the oxes! - ragincajun03
[quote]We bring you HB 523, sponsored by Reps. John Schroeder, Stuart Bishop, Franklin Foil, Brett Geymann, Lance Harris, Kenny Havard, Kevin Pearson, Dee Richard and Kirk Talbot. What does HB 523 do? Well, let’s put it this way – if you’re a fan of dedicating revenue coming into the Louisiana tr...
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Conservative PAC in Iowa claims Jindal group is using their trademark - ragincajun03
[quote]CNN first reported on a cease and desist letter that the pro-Jindal American Future Project received from the Iowa-based American Future Fund. “Your use of the name ‘American Future Project’ conflicts directly with my clients’ trademark and other legal rights in the name,” American Future ...
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Jindal: Willie Robertson wouldn't make bad running mate - ragincajun03
[quote]Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson wouldn’t make a bad running-mate — as long as Robertson is willing to serve as second-in-command.[/quote] [quote]Asked whether that might make him a good running mate for Jindal, who is flirting with a run for president in...
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Jindal camp drops Obama Bomb on Vitter - ragincajun03
This is about to get fun. [quote]Jindal, it turns out, wasn’t about to let Vitter’s verbal slap go unanswered. His office put out a statement accusing the conservative senator of talking like — gasp — a Democrat. “Senator Vitter’s suggestion that he wants to consider repealing non refundable ta...
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Reformer Gov. Jindal further embraces crony LA politicians - ragincajun03
Remember those 2007 campaign speeches and 2008 speeches after the "ethics session"? Where has that rhetoric gone lately?? First, endorsement of John Alario as the first Republican Senate President...and now... [quote]Louisiana’s Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert has been tap...
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Some Legislators concerned Jindal's budget goal is just to last his term - ragincajun03
[quote]Members of the House Appropriations Committee are questioning whether the Republican governor has provided spending plans that might work through the final six months of Jindal’s term but that could leave them with a financial mess in the second half of the fiscal year after Jindal is term-li...
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Sorry you dirty, hippe FBDers who ride bikes and walk to bars - ragincajun03
LA State Rep. Henry Burns, a Republican, says you shouldn't be served your yuppie craft beer to fuss over unless you have a designated driver, with a valid LOUISIANA drivers license. [quote] What Burns proposes in HB 132 is to ban bars and restaurants from serving alcoholic beverages, unless a...
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Another Study, Same Finding: LA film tax credits cost more than they create - ragincajun03
[quote]A study examining the state's film tax credit program finds that it created nearly 13,000 jobs in Louisiana, but cost the state $ 171 million last fiscal year. LSU Economist Loren Scott conducted the study for the state department of economic development and he says the film tax credit progra...
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WP Artice: Jindal tax plan blessed by Norquist, cursed by LA conservatives - ragincajun03
[quote]NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was caught in a jam. He had to plug a $1.6 billion projected deficit for next year — 20 percent of Louisiana’s general fund — and he had to do it without violating an anti-tax pledge he made to Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), the influential conser...
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Houston-area State Legislator trying to kill craft breweries - ragincajun03
[quote]So it was offensive to see that a Houston legislator named Senfronia Thompson filed a bill that appears aimed at killing off these businesses and forcing you to drink like me, in the hazy discontent of watery, flavorless beer that must be consumed so cold it can’t be tasted.[/quote] [quote...
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Top 3 IPAs/DIPAs - 2015 Version - ragincajun03
Was searching through FDB to see the mavens' comments on Deep Ellums IPA and DIPA since I spotted some at a Spec's yesterday, as I was yearning for some GF Palate Wrecker. The search pulled up a 2012 thread by Lonestar. http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/33225608/your-top-3-ipas-dipas/page-5/ ...
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Another Best Wings Thread: Houston edition - ragincajun03
Houston peoples, please let me know your recommendations. The beer drinkers on this board have been pretty useful in the TX beer category. Thus far, I've only had wings at Hooters, Coach's Pub and Baker Street. Thanks! ...
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Bill filed in TX Legislature to allow consumers to take home beer from breweries - ragincajun03
[quote]The Texas Legislature, which two years ago gave small breweries the right to sell a limited amount of beer that visitors could drink on site, soon could consider a game-changing bill that would all customers to buy beer to take home.[/quote] [quote]Texas State Senator Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler...
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The Advocate: Scandals, criticism erupt around Louisiana's film credit program - ragincajun03
[quote]As the state stares down a $1.6 billion budget shortfall, one due in part to the spiraling cost of corporate giveaways, a fresh wave of scandals has erupted around the film program, giving new ammunition to critics at a moment when the program is under scrutiny as never before. Most recent...
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The Whining Over Landrieu's Defeat Continues - ragincajun03
Despite LSU's audit clearing Cassidy of any wrong-doing: http://theind.com/article-20331-LSU-internal-audit-Sen-Cassidy-earned-salary-for-work-rarely-documented.html?utm_source=News+from+IND+Media&utm_campaign=bfce29075a-The_INDsider_2_26_152_26_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5d7622dd6c-bfce290...
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Paging IB: LA Taxpayers (forced by government) gave Miley Cirus film $3 Mil - ragincajun03
[quote]NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - When Miley Cyrus made the move from music to movies, one of her first releases was shot in Louisiana, back in 2011. "So Undercover" had a budget of nearly $14 million. “It received a straight-to-DVD release in 2013,” says media critic Matt Brennan. ”It barely made a sp...
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Rand Paul Supporting Vitter for Governor - ragincajun03
[quote]I am honored to tell you that David has chosen to run for governor of the state of Louisiana in 2015. While I will miss his strong conservative voice in the Senate, I know that the people of Louisiana deserve a governor like David Vitter. He is the right choice for governor. In order to re...
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"Environmental Racism" alive and well in Louisiana - ragincajun03
At least according to this report by Al Jazeera. [quote] Asked why the community wasn’t consulted, Ambrose said, “I think it’s because we’re black. But I can’t put my finger on that alone to say that was the only reason … Blacks are still somewhat second-class citizens.”  Most of the council’s ...
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LSU not having adequate female engineering profs is a disservice - ragincajun03
At least according to this poly sci and "international studies" major. [quote] It’s a well-known trope among college students: Women don’t study engineering. But at most universities, the lack of females in engineering extends beyond the student body into the faculty itself. [/quote] [quote]...
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