|Is optimism based on wishful thinking?
December 13 at 9:37 am
Last week, the Lege Fiscal Office (“LFO”) reported that it was “cautiously optimistic” that tax revenues for the current fiscal year would come in as anticipated.
|Advocate editorial shoots the messenger
November 27 at 1:10 pm
The editorial in a Baton Rouge newspaper is so cynical that it would make a world-class cynic look like a Pollyanna.
|Alexander unqualified to be vets secretary
November 08 at 9:14 am
Here’s what Bobby Jindal said when he was running for governor in 2007: “Ensure that cabinet secretaries…are unquestionably ethical.”
|An examination in state surplus
November 01 at 9:24 am
Recently, Team Jindal announced a potential (unconfirmed) $162.9 million surplus for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.
|Yet another myth from our legislators
October 25 at 9:26 am
Whenever the leges are unable to accomplish something, they complain about the governor having too much power. They say the answer to reducing the governor’s power is to have a constitutional convention.
|True Louisiana job figures are finally revealed
September 27 at 11:10 am
Those of us who live in Louisiana are constantly bombarded by press releases from Team Jindal about all the jobs that Bobby Jindal has created since he has been in office.
|Is a college education necessary?
September 20 at 10:18 am
There’s been a lot of discussion in recent years about the importance of having a college education.
|Organization funded by taxpayers is not following law
August 09 at 11:03 am
This is the first of what hopefully will be periodic reports by the Crack Mullet Research Team (“Team”) on Non-Governmental Organizations (“NGO”) funded by the taxpayers of Louisiana that have not complied with the law.
Recently, State Treasurer John Kennedy exposed the fact that many of the NGOs that are funded by the taxpayers of Louisiana have not complied with the law.
|Louisianans deserve to know the truth
July 24 at 6:17 pm
When Bobby Jindal took office, the unemployment rate in Louisiana was 3.8 percent. In May it was 6.8 percent. As of the end of June it stands at 7 percent.
|Need an LSU tuition break?
July 19 at 9:29 am
With the annual increases in tuition at LSU coupled with the rising interest rate for student loans, obviously, the students and their parents could use some help with paying for the cost of getting an education at LSU.
|Taxpayers forced to pay for outside counsel to defend Louisiana
July 12 at 12:42 pm
On Friday, the Louisiana Supreme Court handed-down a decision declaring unconstitutional the only piece of Bobby Jindal’s 2012 "pension reform" plan to pass the legislature. The court said it didn’t pass.
|State construction is a vicious cycle
June 21 at 10:45 am
The taxpayers of Louisiana are constantly paying for new state buildings because maintenance of existing buildings is not a priority.
|Driver’s license or passport needed?
June 14 at 9:24 am
Recent federal law requires that in order to use one’s driver’s license as an I.D. for boarding a flight on a commercial airline the license must include certain information in the magnetic strip.
|What’s at the end of the road?
June 07 at 9:20 am
The Senate Finance Committee approved increasing the state’s Operating Budget mostly using more one-time and highly-suspect revenues.
|Senator misses the mark
May 31 at 9:38 am
In the Sunday Advocate, Sen. Dan Claitor said this regarding House Bill 703: [T]he legislation [is] "a political poke in the eye and a waste of our time."
|Legislators just don’t get the message
May 24 at 2:47 pm
One of the few things that almost all voters in Louisiana agree on is that we have too many elections.
|House doesn’t address huge fiscal concerns
May 16 at 11:55 am
On Friday, as I watched the Louisiana House of Representatives debate the state’s Fiscal Year (FY) 14 budget I couldn’t help but wonder what happened to certain fiscal concerns that I didn’t hear addressed in the debate.
|Is B.R. becoming D.C.?
May 10 at 9:29 am
The more I watch the goings on at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge, the more it looks like the U.S. Capitol in D.C.
|No fat in state budget?
April 25 at 9:37 am
There is a public perception and a perception by the leges that Tim Barfield is in charge of the Louisiana Department of Revenue.
|Sales tax plan revealed...sorta
March 22 at 10:15 am
Thursday, Bobby Jindal made a rare appearance at the State Capitol . He materialized before the House Ways and Means and Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committees (the tax committees) in support of Rep. Joel Robideaux’s plan for increasing the state sales taxes and repealing the personal income tax and some other taxes — maybe.
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Security will increase at courthouse entrance, cell phones banned in court - 770 views
The St. Charles Parish Council has awarded a $116,724 contract to create a new security entrance at the courthouse.