Political blogger Walt Bennetti of clickjefferson.com joined 'Mornings With Ken and Bernie' today to discuss a number of statewide items including:

  • Karen Carter Peterson's comments
  • Senator Elbert Guillory changing parties
  • Louisiana Senate approves their budget; 1 week left to make changes
  • Pay raises for parish tax assessors, judges and sheriffs
  • "I'm A Cajun" license stamp passes and is signed into law

On the subject of Senator Karen Carter Peterson's comments on the Senate floor saying Obamacare was being met with so much opposition because of his race Bennetti said,

She could have handled this better and it would have blown over immediately...instead she kept fueling the fire...she kept trying to defend herself.

Bennetti went on to say there is some good that came out of Carter Peterson's comments.

It spurred our friend Senator Elbert Guillory to switch to the Republican party...calling the Democratic party the 'Party of Disappointment".  He also said the Party of Disappointment has moved away from the majority of Louisiana.  They have moved away from traditional values of most Americans.  Frankly as far as a lot of values....I think he's right.

In discussing the state budget Bennetti said,

The House will begin debating the budget tomorrow.  The Senate passed the budget on Saturday.  The problem here is we're heading for overtime...we're not going to be able to finish this Thursday so they will have to come back for a special session in July...They're not close at all...literally not close at all despite what State Senator Jack Donahue from Covington has said that it's the best budget he's seen.

Bennetti condemned the pay raise for tax assessors approved last week by the State Legislature and thought the approval of the 'I'm A Cajun' tag for driver's licenses to help fund CODOFIL was a great, one-of-a-kind idea.  You can hear more of Bennetti's comments in this interview:

To read more from Walt Bennetti be sure to visit his political blog clickjefferson.com.