Illinois’ bubbling soda tax rebellion

By John Ruberry "And it was inevitable that some of these people pushed back..." Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles. Could it be that the deep-blue residents of America's second-most populous county, Cook County--Chicago is the county seat--have had enough? Probably not, at least yet. But serious dissent may be bubbling as the effects of Cook … Continue reading Illinois’ bubbling soda tax rebellion

Report from Louisiana: A $750 Million Budget Shortfall Will be First Problem for New Governor, Almost

By: Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – In just over a week, John Bel Edwards will take over the gubernatorial reins from Governor Bobby Jindal in what is being called a “low key” inaugural event. In the face of budget woes that are reportedly worse than anticipated, Edwards is keeping things simple on January 11. The inaugural … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: A $750 Million Budget Shortfall Will be First Problem for New Governor, Almost

Raising the Minimum Wage, Expanding Medicaid, and Re-instating SNAP: John Bel Edwards Prepares to Take Office

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT --  Governor-elect John Bel Edwards has declared that Louisiana has given him a mandate to do what he wants, what he promised during the campaign, and he intends to govern just that way.  Among his first steps, as I outlined last week, will be working to enact the Medicaid expansion that … Continue reading Raising the Minimum Wage, Expanding Medicaid, and Re-instating SNAP: John Bel Edwards Prepares to Take Office

No Fried Chicken For You! Me Neither :(

  Absolutely. I give everyone full permission to eat some fried chicken after they vote. Only after, if you haven’t voted… You make a good point. Because I am, I do talk about health. But I think that a good victory for Democrats on Tuesday, you know, should be rewarded with some fried chicken. --Michelle … Continue reading No Fried Chicken For You! Me Neither 🙁

Food Stamp Nation

By Steve Egglestion Earlier this week, CNSNews reported a record 20% of all American households, were part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the average month during fiscal year 2013, which ran from October 2012 through September 2013. The author, Ali Meyer, did a good job of explaining the unprecedented growth of Food Stamp … Continue reading Food Stamp Nation