The INDsider - News The INDsider - News http://theind.com/articles.sec-21-1-News.html Mon, 20 Nov 17 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Will JBE challenge House over fiscal cliff?]]> Will JBE challenge House over fiscal cliff?
Gov. John Bel Edwards has been telling reporters lately that he may just skip another special session, thus allowing drastic budget reductions to take hold, if the House doesn’t start to coalesce around a revenue plan ......]]>
<![CDATA[Advocate’s ‘Solve the Budget’ revealing]]> Advocate’s ‘Solve the Budget’ revealing
With more than 5,100 participants, the exercise’s results offer an unscientific snapshot of how voters and residents feel about spending priorities ......]]>
<![CDATA[Former House speaker defends sitting speaker]]> Former House speaker defends sitting speaker
Former House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, now a government affairs advisor at Adams & Reese in Baton Rouge, said last week that he thought his successor in the Legislature’s lower chamber is “doing a good job.” ......]]>
<![CDATA[Study: Louisiana hosted largest tax increase in U.S.]]> Study: Louisiana hosted largest tax increase in U.S.
The report estimates the overall increase in Louisiana at $1.5 billion, driven by changes in the state sales tax structure that were approved by the Legislature and governor during last year’s regular session ......]]>
<![CDATA[For special session, timing is everything ]]> For special session, timing is everything
The only way it happens is if lawmakers fail to produce a budget in the regular session that adjourns on June 8. The House and Senate are currently negotiating the budget bill, for which the bodies have drastically different visions ......]]>
<![CDATA[Angelle to Trumpland? - Speculation that the Public Service Commission member, who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2015 and the U.S. House last year, will take a job in Trump administration has South Louisiana politicos bandying around potential candidates.]]> Angelle to Trumpland? - Speculation that the Public Service Commission member, who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2015 and the U.S. House last year, will take a job in Trump administration has South Louisiana politicos bandying around potential candidates.
Speculation that the Public Service Commission member, who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2015 and the U.S. House last year, will take a job in Trump administration has South Louisiana politicos bandying around potential candidates ......]]>
<![CDATA[Battle of the PACs begins at Capitol ]]> Battle of the PACs begins at Capitol
An “armed and ready,” Louisiana-based super PAC called Truth In Politics started taking aim at Gov. John Bel Edwards last week not long after lawmakers convened their spring regular session ......]]>
<![CDATA[Love Acadiana joins Eight Days of Hope to rebuild flooded homes - The campaign aims to rebuild 300 homes in only eight days across Acadiana’s hardest hit flood areas.]]> Love Acadiana joins Eight Days of Hope to rebuild flooded homes - The campaign aims to rebuild 300 homes in only eight days across Acadiana’s hardest hit flood areas.
Love Acadiana is teaming up with Eight Days of Hope to rebuild 300 flooded homes in only eight days across Acadiana’s hardest hit flood areas ......]]>
<![CDATA[Political pace in Baton Rouge to quicken]]> Political pace in Baton Rouge to quicken
Every step closer that’s taken toward Monday’s convening of the Legislature’s regular session will bring with it more details about complicated policy proposals and a greater sense of political urgency ......]]>
<![CDATA[Agenda for spring session taking shape]]> Agenda for spring session taking shape
The Edwards Administration is getting behind a new taxable gross receipts approach in concert with an elimination of the corporate and franchise taxes. ......]]>