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JBE's Special Session Call is out - BigJim
[link=(https://legis.la.gov/LegisDocs/161es/call.pdf)]Almost all taxes[/link]...
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LA GOP legislative delegation letter to JBE - BigJim
[link=(https://lapolitics.com/2016/02/gop-letter-to-jbe-on-session-call/)]Just the letter[/link] [link=(http://thehayride.com/2016/02/republican-legislators-send-edwards-a-friendly-ultimatum-on-budgeting-taxes-and-the-upcoming-special-session/)]Letter and the Hayride's take on it[/link] TLDR v...
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JBE Budget Plan is out! - BigJim
[link=(http://gov.louisiana.gov/news/gov-edwards-announces-initial-solutions-to-fy16-and-fy17-budget-shortfalls)]Press Release[/link] [link=(http://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/docs/Issues/State-Budget/LABudget-Options.pdf)]More details here[/link] [quote]Non-Revenue-Raising Measures ? Tap the Ra...
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Barras (R) new speaker of house! - BigJim
Some machinations were afoot, but this is good news....
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Legislatures picks a speaker Monday- make your prediction! - BigJim
Walt Leger (D)- Backed by JBE Or Cameron Henry (R) - Backed by most republicans and some outside groups. OR A compromise happens....
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JBE economic development strategy- subsidize unions - BigJim
The transition team report just came out. https://gallery.mailchimp.com/5840049281c19b0acd4dedf98/files/LED_Economic_Development_Transition_Team_Report_Final.pdf It includes such recommendations as: [quote]In a Right-to-Work environment, union workers have contributed significantly to the ...
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More JBE Staff annoucements - BigJim
http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/news/local/louisiana/2015/12/16/edwards-fills-cabinet-familiar-faces/77440922/?hootPostID=7f2e054d1f7637b196de0c7de42414ca [quote]Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards named Don Pierson, a veteran of two administrations, as his economic development secretary this Wednesda...
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Potential State Reps who may flip to support a Democrat Speaker - BigJim
[quote]Steve Pylant (Winnsboro) *Rob Shadoin (Ruston) Joe Lopinto (Metairie) Bryan Adams (Gretna) Stephanie Hilferty (New Orleans) *Tanner Magee (Houma) Paula Davis (Baton Rouge) *J. Rogers Pope (Denham Springs) Thomas Wilmott (Kenner) Bubba Chaney (Rayville) Chris Leopold (Belle Chasse) ...
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Can we all agree - BigJim
alleva needs to go?...
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JBE Bipartisan Parade Continues! - BigJim
Just announced he is backing Rep Walt Leget of NO for House Speaker. I like him (I would be less upset if he was governor) but this is a slap in the face to Republicans. ...
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IT BEGINS- JBE Transition team - BigJim
http://www.wbrz.com/news/edwards-announces-transition-team-chief-of-staff/ [quote]NEW ORLEANS – Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards announced the key players that will oversee the transition from Bobby Jindal's administration. Edward’s campaign said La. State Senator Ben Nevers will serve as the G...
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Vitter brought us Term Limits and - BigJim
made legislators disclose to whom they gave their Tulane scholarships. That's why he is disliked by a lot of politicos. What political accomplishments has JBE achieved? [i]Edited for grammar...again[/i]...
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No jen bielema Farks? - BigJim
I am disappoint. [img]https://usatthebiglead.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/capture_20151114_191606.jpg[/img] ...
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LABI's take on state budget - BigJim
Very informative and a minimum of spin: [link=(http://thehayride.com/2015/10/waguespack-back-to-louisianas-budget-basics/)]Via the Hayride[/link] [quote]Budget Basics explores all of the facts, not just the convenient ones. There is no single cause for our governmental deficits, but rather, a ...
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So anything up with St. George lately? - BigJim
If there were serious, they would try to set up a charter school. That would show everyone they could actually do what they say they will do and in the meantime, a few kids get a better (probably) education. In fact if it worked they could set up a series of charters and get 90% of what they wer...
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Beware Of The ‘Anti Common Core’ Trojan Horses Running For BESE - BigJim
From [link=(http://thehayride.com/2015/09/beware-of-the-anti-common-core-trojan-horses-running-for-bese/)]The Hayride[/link] [quote]Most BESE members, if they’re seeking reelection, are facing opponents. Many of these opponents are going to attack their opponents on Common Core. However, what man...
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How is China devaluing their currency? - BigJim
But which I mean what mechanism are they using? Are they just "printing" more? Thanks!...
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Obama's power plant rule- legal/procedural question - BigJim
Don't really want to get into whether this is a good idea or not; and certainly not looking to start [i]another [/i]global warming debate. My question is about the legal mechanism that is being used to bring this about. It seems to be an EPA rule. Does Congress have no oversight authority on th...
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Conservatives reaping karmic justice that they sowed - BigJim
Let's be intellectually honest. For decades, conservatives were the people who used societal mores (and often legislation) to silence people: -anti-Communism wave (McCarthy hearings, etc) -book censorship on "inappropriate" topics -labeling those that disagree with wars as traitors Liberals...
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LA State Budget Prediction Thread!-Results page 2 - BigJim
1. Include SAVE gimmick or no? 2. What level tobacco increase? 3. MFP increase? Hurry and get your opinion in! #4 What will be the outcome of the movie tax credit bill? HB829 for reference. ([i]edited in for IB[/i]!) ...
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