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Moon Rant: More Budget Insanity

The Moon Griffon Show airs on NewsTalk 96.5 KPEL weekdays at 9a-11a.

Landry Edwards File Photos
Landry Edwards File Photos
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Edwards Asks Court To Define State Attorney General’s Role

The Edwards administration's request comes in response to Attorney General Jeff Landry's decision to sue the governor.

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Louisiana Capitol (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Louisiana Capitol (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Lawmakers Scramble As Session Reaches Its Final Hours

Lawmakers held rare Sunday debate time to sift through remaining bills, on topics ranging from juvenile justice reform to college tuition oversight.

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Gov Edwards Budget Address, April 12, 2016
Gov Edwards Budget Address, April 12, 2016
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Governor Sets May 15 Target For Tax Study Recommendations

The study is intended to offer preliminary recommendations to raise money and fill financial gaps in the state's coffers.

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WWLTV.COM
WWLTV.COM
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UMC In New Orleans Spent $1.1 Million On Out-Of-State Artwork, But Turned Down A Free Rodrigue Sculpture [Video]

I'm sure the communities these talented artist live in appreciate all the money we've just dropped into their local economies. It's not like we needed that money floating around in our communities, right?

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Wingin' It Wednesday--Warren Caudle and Carol Ross
Wingin' It Wednesday--Warren Caudle and Carol Ross
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Wingin’ It Wednesday: National Nominees, Charter Schools and Minimum Wage (AUDIO)

Does Louisiana need more charter schools? Is raising minimum wage a "feel good" legislation? Listen in as Warren and Carol discuss these issues and more.

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Louisiana State Capitol (wikimedia commons)
Louisiana State Capitol (wikimedia commons)
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New Legislative Session Opens Today, With Same Budget Problems

Legislators gather in Baton Rouge for the 2016 Regular Legislative Session that has become somewhat overshadowed by the special session that just ended.

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Louisiana State Capitol Top (wikipedia)
Louisiana State Capitol Top (wikipedia)
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Senators Move Ahead With 1-Cent State Sales Tax Hike

The Senate's tax committee on Sunday advanced a 1-cent increase in the state sales tax.

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Louisiana State Capitol (Pinterest.com photo)
Louisiana State Capitol (Pinterest.com photo)
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Legislative Auditor: State’s Borrowing Detrimental For Decades

The Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office has released a report today claiming the state's borrowing activities over the past six years has caused multi-million dollar problems for the next two decades...

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Louisiana State Capitol (wikimedia commons)
Louisiana State Capitol (wikimedia commons)
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Edwards Officially Calls Special Session On Budget, Taxes

The governor's proclamation, released Friday, sets the dates and parameters for the session, which can run until March 9.

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Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne official photo
Jay Dardenne official photo
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Top Edwards Budget Adviser Says He’ll Cut Executive Payroll

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says he will cut spending on his office's executive staff.

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Troy Hebert Facebook Photo
Troy Hebert Facebook Photo
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Hebert Enters Race For Vitter’s U.S. Senate Seat

Hebert joins the race for the seat being vacated by current U.S. Sen. David Vitter.

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