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Earlier this week, Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne unveiled his “Ode to the 2017 Session.” Dardenne’s clever words inspired Truth In Politics to write our very own poem…   Ode to John Bel Edwards We knew it’d be impossible For the governor to agree On any sensible budget plan To help Louisiana families Edwards…

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Dear John Bel, When we first met you promised so much, and talked and talked about the honor code. You spoke out against higher taxes1 and promised to fix government. But now, you’ve changed. I mean, we all knew you’d have to work with Republicans in the legislature to get anything done John. But look…

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Thanks to Governor John Bel Edwards, Louisiana experienced the largest tax increase in 2016, and no other state was even close to the Pelican State. According to a recent survey from the National Conference of State Legislatures, Louisiana’s 2016 tax increase is estimated at $1.5 billion, a result of the one-penny sales tax increase that gave the state the…

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Louisiana continues to lead the nation in highest murder rate per capita,1 but Governor John Bel Edwards is reducing prison sentences of violent offenders at record rates. Edwards granted 22 prison commutations during 2016, and fifteen of those 22 prisoners are convicted murderers.2 For historical perspective, Edwards’ three predecessors (Mike Foster, Kathleen Blanco & Bobby Jindal)…

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When it comes to lists, Louisiana rarely seems to rank well in the most important categories. From education to crime rates, most residents have grown so accustomed to seeing Louisiana rank near the bottom on any list that over time it’s become downright comical. “Thank God for Mississippi,” is common response when the topic of…

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Louisiana is facing an infrastructure crisis, marred by some of the most deplorable road and bridge conditions in the nation and over a billion dollars in deferred maintenance at the state’s university campuses. Yet, the state continues to waste money at an absurd level. The state continues to waste money at an absurd level. Only…

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