The proposed settlement is heralded by some as a major victory, supposedly securing $100 million for the state to use for coastal restoration. In reality, the proposed settlement, if adopted, would yield nowhere near $100 million and divert much of the money it did raise to unrelated government spending. Two key flaws undermine the settlement’s...View Report
Rep. Brett Geymann's anti-spending resolution remains in effect after a counter-measure from Rep. Erich Ponti (R-Baton Rouge) was withdrawn Tuesday. This means "one-time" money cannot be used to balance the budget without a 2/3 vote of approval from House lawmakers
Louisiana's House of Representatives voted to pass Rep. Brett Geymann's Resolution 27 on Monday, which is designed to block allocation of "one-time" non-recurring money as a way to plug budget gaps. Geymann says his legislation will help force meaningful spending cuts. Gov. Bobby Jindal disagrees.
As Louisiana residents observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, they should know that a new Tea Party organization committed to the interests of black Americans is taking shape in Houston Texas. The new organization seeks to advance King’s commitment to equality, liberty and upward mobility by offering an alternative vision to “Great Society” programs of the 1960s.
Greta Perry has posted a comprehensive list of Tea Parties in Louisiana. And if you are seeking a way to have a long-term impact on the future of this state, our friends at American Majority engage in the training of potential candidates and activists. Check out their new website After the Tea Party for more...