As we enter the next special session, Louisiana legislators have one easy way to ensure success. The votes are there, but the courage may not be.
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With only one year left before he is term-limited from office, State Sen. Martiny calls out his fellow Republicans and reveals that Americans for Prosperity engages in activities that many would consider unethical and potentially extortionist.
“It is a sad day for the state of Louisiana,” the governor said. “You saw a minority in the House put politics over people.”
Newly-elected State Treasurer John Schroder campaigned for a job he never fully understood, and as he demonstrated in a recent state bond commission meeting, his ignorance isn’t just embarrassing; it’s bad for business.
The recently released body cam footage of Alton Sterling’s death is incontrovertible proof of a senseless killing by a hate-filled police officer.
There’s one question no reporter has yet to ask Stormy Daniels.
“He is the Grover Norquist of Louisiana, as if we needed another Grover Norquist.”
There is a coordinated effort by Republicans to deny Gov. Edwards, a Democrat, a solvent budget, even if it means sabotaging the state’s credit rating, jeopardizing college scholarships, eliminating the services upon which disabled people rely every single day, and pretending as if hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients should be investigated for fraud.
Jeff Landry’s office has repeatedly claimed that a law Louisiana repealed three years ago gives them the authority to hide records from the public.
Before next week’s special session, Gov. Edwards should consider renting the classic 1982 movie “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”