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WRKF
3:01 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Tensions Grow, Along With State Deficit

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 8:52 am

Skies may actually be clear over Baton Rouge today, but gloom hangs over the state capitol, as the Revenue Estimating Conference downgraded Louisiana’s income forecasts Monday. That means there’s a $103-million shortfall for the current fiscal year. And the deficit for the next budget year, which starts July 1, has ballooned to $1.6-billion.


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Latest News
4:24 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Louisiana Budget Situation Is Going From Bad To Worse

Dropping oil prices continue to make an already bad budget situation in Louisiana even worse. Next year's projected financial shortfall is about $1.6 billion overall.
Jimmy Emerson, DVM Flickr

A state panel that determines how much revenue the Louisiana government has at its disposal delivered the bad news on Monday that everyone knew was coming: the budget hole is even bigger than estimated.

NOLA.com reports that dropping oil prices continue to make an already bad budget situation in Louisiana even worse.

Greg Albrecht is the chief economist for the Louisiana Legislature. He said today, “The news is bad.”

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WRKF
3:01 am
Mon January 26, 2015

All About That Base: Jindal Rallies the Faithful

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 12:37 pm

Rather than attending the Washington, D.C. Mardi Gras festivities, or Iowa’s Freedom Summit for GOP presidential hopefuls, Governor Bobby Jindal courted a base for a possible 2016 presidential run, keynoting both the Louisiana Right to Life March and his own “The Response” prayer rally. The two events were held concurrently on the campus of LSU.


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Le Show
11:59 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Le Show For The Week Of Jan. 25, 2015

Harry Shearer

On this week's Le Show, Harry Shearer brings another episode of Clintonsomething, News of Secrets, News of the Olympic Movement, News for Outside the Bubble, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Godly, and more!

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WRKF
6:21 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Prayer, Fasting, and Running for President? or Drawing Protest?

Gov. Bobby Jindal is hosting a much anticipated and much talked about prayer rally Saturday. WRKF’s state government reporter, Sue Lincoln discusses what it’s all about.


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Politics
7:14 am
Thu January 22, 2015

New Orleans Coalition Forms To Fight Citizens United Campaign Spending Ruling

It’s been five years since the Supreme Court ruling on the Citizens United case that allowed corporations to greatly increase their political spending. A grassroots movement is forming in New Orleans to reverse the decision.

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Politics
8:05 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Congressional Delegation Reacts To State Of The Union

Louisiana’s Congressional delegation kept to their party lines when reacting to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Nola.com reports Republican Senators David Vitter and freshman Bill Cassidy were critical.

Cassidy won his election largely based on opposition to the Affordable Care Act. He agreed with Obama that the middle class is suffering, but said the president’s plan to help won’t work.

Vitter said the administration’s business policies are blocking economic progress.

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Politics
3:52 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Birmingham Mayor: 'No-Go' Zone Label Is 'Totally Unfair'

Councillor Shafique Shah is Lord Mayor of Birmingham, England. (birmingham.gov.uk)

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 2:31 pm

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is standing by comments he made to CNN about so-called “no-go” zones in European cities, and the accusation that Muslims immigrating to Western countries refuse to assimilate.

Jindal’s comments came just after Fox News retracted similar comments that pundit Steven Emerson made on air, saying: “In Britain it’s not just no go zones, there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim where non-Muslims just simply don’t go in.”

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Latest News
8:08 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Jindal Stands By 'No-Go Zones' In Muslim Areas Overseas

Governor Bobby Jindal  is defending his controversial view of Islamic communities overseas.

He says some countries have allowed Muslims to establish autonomous neighborhoods where they govern by a harsh version of Islamic law, and police decline to patrol there.

The Republican delivered his remarks yesterday about "no-go zones" during a speech to a London think tank.

Jindal is considering a presidential campaign in 2016 and later defended the statements after facing questions about his facts.

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Le Show
2:00 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

Le Show For The Week of Jan. 18, 2015

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, What the Frack, Apologies of the Week, News of the Godly, News of the Warm, News from Outside the Bubble, News of the Atom, and more!

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