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Bobby Jindal Wants To Eliminate Personal & Business Income Tax In Louisiana

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Jindal, Louisiana, Taxes

And replace it with a revenue neutral sales tax? The story… “The bottom line is that for too long, Louisiana’s workers and small businesses have suffered from having a state tax structure that is too complex and that holds back economic prosperity,” Jindal said in a statement released by his office. “It’s time to change […]

January 11th, 2013 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

California Proposition 14 Open Primary Ballot Language Decision Favorable to Independents

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in California, Independents, Louisiana, News, Open Primaries, Politics

More commentary this weekend on California’s Proposition 14 “top two” open primary referendum after Judge Allen Sumner’s ballot wording ruling on Friday. The ruling was seen as a win for independent voters by attorney Harry Kresky of IndependentVoting and by Californians for an Open Primary/Yes on 14… Meanwhile, state Rep. Hunter Greene, a Republican who […]

March 15th, 2010 | Permalink| No Comments »

Poor David Vitter

By The Pajama Pundit | Related entries in Louisiana, News, Senate

I almost feel bad for the guy. First, he gets caught up in the whole D.C. Madam scandal. Ouch. Now, with that behind him, he starts to prepare for his 2010 Senate re-election run. Cue the comically ironic porn-star: This year, an ad appeared on Craigslist seeking “a female in some aspect of the adult-entertainment […]

February 9th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

More On Anh Cao’s Victory And GOP’s Response

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Ethics, Louisiana, Republicans, Video

MSNBC checks out the new Congressman we wrote about yesterday here and here. One thing I want to focus on is how House Minority leader John Boehner characterized this victory… In a memo to colleagues called “The Time is Cao,” Boehner says that Anh “Joseph” Cao’s win over Jefferson in a heavily Democratic district points […]

December 9th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Is Anh Cao A Model For A New Republican Party?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Louisiana, Republicans

One of the biggest surprises over the weekend was the defeat of popular, but indicted, Representative William Jefferson for Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district. But should it surprise anybody that voters preferred Anh Cao’s message of pragmatic politics? Because after reading even a little bit about this guy, I would have cast my ballot for him […]

December 8th, 2008 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Cao Victory Proves Corruption is Always a Loser

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Democrats, Louisiana, Republicans

In a grim election year, the Republicans can at least take solace in the fact that they didn’t lose to a guy who was caught with $90,000 in his freezer. With the defeat of William Jefferson of Louisiana, Republican Anh “Joseph” Cao has proven that even amidst a Democratic sweep and even in a heavily […]

December 8th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Bobby Jindal To Go To Iowa Soon

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iowa, Jindal, Louisiana, Republicans

If he’s truly thinking about running in 2012, I think that’s a mistake since he’ll literally be 41 years old at the time. Then again, that’s what they said about Obama a couple years ago, although Obama had more legislative experience when he ran than Jindal will have in 2012. And actually, both Huckabee and […]

November 12th, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Bobby Jindal Talks GOP Future

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Jindal, Louisiana, Religion, Video

Maybe not in 2012, but be on the lookout for Bobby Jindal in the coming years. He will definitely be a major player. The three things that Jindal cite are definitely what the GOP hung their hat on, but will they have a higher hurdle if Obama is successful with his decidedly liberal economic agenda? […]

November 12th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

McCain Wins Louisiana

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Louisiana, McCain

Again, the Obama landslide scenario is not playing out tonight, although it looks like he could pick up North Carolina, Indiana and Missouri. And that would push him above 350. Some think this would be a mandate. I don’t buy that, but we shall see. And scene. Tweet

November 4th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

New Orleans Survives Gustav

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Louisiana, News

Well, Hurricane Gustav has left the Louisiana coast with a lot of clean-up and, sadly, eight reported deaths. But the good news is: New Orleans survived with only some power loss and sewer problems. Residents should be able to return within the next few days. We can all now breathe a sigh of relief. Tweet

September 2nd, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »