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Let’s demand truth about Louisiana’s budget for a change

By Robert Mann Clearing off my cluttered desk the other day, I came across an op-ed by Kristy Nichols, the financial con artist who was former Gov. Bobby Jindal’s commissioner of administration. Last April, as the Legislature debated revenue measures … Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal’s budget deficit won’t help his presidential campaign

By Robert Mann In the business of running for president, there are advantages and there are qualifications. Maybe you exude charisma. Perhaps you enacted an innovative education reform program. Those are advantages. And they don’t count for much with Republican … Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal’s unbalanced, balanced budget

By Robert Mann It’s pretty clear that that Gov. Bobby Jindal and his staff panicked a few weeks ago when they realized they would close out the 2013-14 state fiscal year with a $141 million deficit. That, of course, would … Continue reading

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How gullible does Bobby Jindal think we are?

 By Robert Mann Why is it when I hear Gov. Bobby Jindal and his aides talking, I often wonder, “Just how gullible do they think we are?” One recent example of Jindal’s belief in our collective stupidity occurred last Monday in response to … Continue reading

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Budget crisis? Not according to Bobby Jindal and Kristy Nichols

By Robert Mann Gov. Bobby Jindal’s commissioner of administration, Kristy Nichols, wants you to know that everything is just fine. Sure, the state’s finances seem a mess. There’s been a parade of spending freezes and mid-year budget cuts, a surfeit … Continue reading

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Why are Louisiana’s universities suddenly out of money?

By Robert Mann Louisiana’s colleges and universities now have a serious cash-flow problem. Without a $40 million loan from State Treasurer John Kennedy’s office, they cannot keep the lights on and pay employees. According to the Associated Press: Gov. Bobby … Continue reading

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