Budgetary legerdemain is nothing new, but Jindal has made it a template rather than a failsafe — and he’s running out of one-time money to throw at recurring expenses. That means lawmakers will have to cut more — and deeper. On the chopping block are $60 million worth of pay raises for state workers; $40 million for a higher education incentive fund (known as WISE) that Jindal touted earlier this year; and $6 million in new money for higher education.
Louisiana, 11 other states ban sodomy a decade after court ruling | NOLA.com – This is an angle I hadn’t seen: “While social conservatism plays a role in keeping unusable anti-sodomy laws on the books, [Human Rights Campaign legal director Sarah] Warbelow said lawmakers may also feel overwhelmed with having to rewrite statutes to accommodate concerns about aggravated sodomy. Some anti-sodomy laws, including Louisiana’s, use one statute to prohibit both consensual sodomy and aggravated sodomy. Opponents of the repeal argued that it would eliminate protections from oral and anal sexual assault.”
Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...
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