“Despite what you may have heard from our Republican colleagues, the Fiscal Cliff is the direct result of lawmakers kicking the can down the road. We’ve had years to pass comprehensive fiscal reform to provide longterm stability to Louisiana’s budget. We don’t have time for partisan politics--the time to act is now. Read more on Louisiana’s “self-inflicted” wound! → www.theadvocate.com/…/article_d510a49c-0ac6-11e8-9652-bb315…”
A letter from our Governor. http://www.theadvocate.com/…/article_3d5272b8-f7c3-11e7-9c9…
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Attending the civil service hearing for my friend BRPD Officer Donald Steele. Steele received a racially charged text from a fellow officer. Officer Steele filed a formal complaint. From the moment he filed his complaint he has been fighting several accusations. He has been cleared for the first accusation. Subsequently, two officers filed conflicting complaints against Officer Steele. (Two officers, who claimed to be offended by words from Officer Steele, can’t agree on the day of the alleged statements) Officer Steele is fighting to clear his name. #iStandWithSteele
August Flood Victims: I am completely aware of the issue with SBA being subtracted from your grant awards. This is a HUD rule and we (The RESTORE Task Force) and the Governor have asked several times why your loan is considered the same as a grant. Again, this is a congressional fix. If we as a task force could change the policy, we would. The issue is for our Congressional leaders. HUD Secretary Carson was here and the Governor hand delivered him a letter making this request... of the Trump Administration yet again. This policy fix by HUD is supported in 42 USC 5155 of the Stafford Act. I hear you, I see the frustration in your faces, and I’m just as upset about it as you are. Please please please contact your member of Congress and ask them to LEAD on this issue. They know and have known since last year that this needs to be addressed. Flood victims, flood their offices with calls and emails until they give you an answer.