“Let us be candid: innocence, though presumed by our system, is currently bad for our bottom line.” – Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson
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“Don’t we have able-bodied folks on Medicaid expansion who are not working and should be? Compare them to the 46-thousand disabled folks, and they’re not as deserving of funding as those who are unable to work.” – Sen. Sharon Hewitt
“We’re just telling people we want them to die, because they won’t have a hospital to go to?” — Rep. Malinda White
“Shocking and saddening.” Federal funding from HUD is now in jeopardy, while the Louisiana Attorney General continues to use taxpayer money on self-promotion.
“This is still a prohibited drug by the federal government. How do we reconcile that?” — Sen. Francis Thompson
“We constantly ask this body to forget the reality of the lives we live in. We constantly want to push things under the rug.” – Rep. Pat Smith
The state’s Tuition Donation Credit program allows contributors to use the money they’d otherwise have to spend in state income taxes to donate to private schools instead.
“This budget document is not worth the paper it’s printed on.” – Gov. John Bel Edwards
The House Majority Whip’s remarkable recovery after an assassination attempt compelled and inspired Americans. If he runs to replace Paul Ryan, he’ll need to do something else courageous: Confront the scandal that nearly toppled his political career.
During the past 20 years, a small group of anti-government ideologues has transformed state politics by preaching fiscal responsibility. Quietly, they’ve also collected billions in tax breaks, incentives, and government contracts. Part two of an ongoing series.