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The Budget is Tight-Let's give out COLAs! - BigJim
[link=(http://theadvocate.com/news/15595327-123/louisiana-house-oks-cost-of-living-increase-for-state-retirees-but-theres-still-another-hurdle)]House passes COLA bill without a single no vote[/link] Let's see TOPS is taking a 75% cut and hospitals are closing. That is on top of $1.2 billion in n...
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Help me music board, you are my only hope!-Solved! Thanks! - BigJim
I heard a song the other day and am having a heck of a time trying to track it down (for reasons that will become apparent in a second). The only part I can remember is that it is a female vocalist, and the chorus goes: "na na [b]nah [/b]na na na na na [b]nah [/b] na na na nana nana nana n...
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Legislature "only" raises $1.2 billion in taxes- JBE complains it's not enough - BigJim
So the legislature left a $30 million hole for this year (they started with a $900m+ hole) and a $300-$500m hole for next year (starting at $2 billion). And they regular session HASN'T EVEN STARTED YET and he is complaining about the $300-$500 million hole. If JBE can't fix that small of a h...
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State Current year budget gap is down to about $84 million - BigJim
That includes ~$293m in new revenue, $416m in one-time money and $95m in cuts None of this is finished, just how it looks now. House floor might pass some additional taxes today and finish it off. ...
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Advocate spin job for JBE - BigJim
[link=(http://theadvocate.com/news/opinion/14916099-123/stephanie-grace-despite-his-low-approval-rating-poll-offers-pretty-good-news-for-gov-john-bel-edwar)]Stephanie Grace-JBE low poll numbers are good news![/link] [quote]According to a new poll, Gov. John Bel Edwards starts out his new term wit...
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JBE threatening TOPS! - BigJim
[link=(http://theadvocate.com/news/14849227-123/state-halts-tops-payments-to-colleges-universities-in-face-of-budget-crisis)]TOPS agency notifying that TOPS might be suspended as a precautionary measure[/link] Beautiful example of hardball. Will it work or will it backfire?...
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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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