JBE’s Revenue Secretary Kimberly Robinson: “I typically don’t quote Sen. Vitter,” (entailing efficiency of Transportation Trust Fund expenditures).


Louisiana Rev. Secretary Kimberly Robinson

On December 19, 2016, appearing before the Baton Rouge Press Club, Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Revenue Secretary, Kimberly Robinson, responded to a question by Sound Off Louisiana founder Robert Burns entailing any upcoming gasoline tax proposal and her thoughts on commentary by U. S. Sen. David Vitter, who asserted in the 2015 Gubernatorial Campaign that only 11% of Transportation Trust Fund dollars are actually spent on highway and bridge construction and repair:

Robinson addresses future gasoline tax and efficiency of Transportation Trust Fund expenditures.

Robinson also addressed the degree to which she believes voters were educated in casting their votes on Constitutional Amendment # 3 on the November 8, 2016 ballot.  The results of that vote follow:

CA NO. 3 (ACT 31 – HB 31) — Eliminate Deductibility of Federal
Income Taxes


All 3904 precincts reporting


Absentee reporting – 100%
YES43.91%790,440
NO56.09%1,009,725

Robinson’s commentary on “voter education” and efforts to proceed forward with eliminating the deductibility of Federal income taxes in calculating one’s state income tax liability:


Robinson on CA 3 above and a response to Burns’ inquiry about voters perhaps actually being educated as a result of Rep. Julie Stokes’ analysis of the impact when she appeared before the BRPC on 6/9/16. CLICK HERE to see Robinson’s presentation in its entirety.

 

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As investigative journalist Tom Aswell exposes lavish out-of-state travel for Inspector General Stephen Street, State District Judge issues devastating ruling against him in delaHoussaye civil trial.


Louisiana Inspector General Stephen Street

 

On December 8, 2016, investigative journalist Tom Aswell published this article demonstrating that Louisiana Inspector General Stephen Street has spent considerably more on out-of-state travel to conventions than has been spent on investigations within the state of Louisiana.

In the following Sound Off Louisiana feature, Robert Burns provides an update on the civil lawsuits of Corey delaHoussaye and Murphy Painter against Inspector Street and others in the OIG office:


Burns provides update on delaHoussaye v. OIG & Painter v. OIG

Supporting Documents and Webpage Links:


CLICK HERE
for Burns’ interview with delaHoussaye entailing fraud after Hurricane Gustav (at the time, delaHoussaye was still being prosecuted criminally over an alleged $6,000 in improper billings for his time).


CLICK HERE
for delaHoussaye’s open plea for Street’s office to be abolished.


CLICK HERE for Street’s meltdown upon being confronted on the criminal case debacles of delaHoussaye and Painter.  .


CLICK HERE
for delaHoussaye attorney Al Robert Jr.’s arguments for the OIG’s Peremptory Exceptions to be denied (Judge Caldwell did deny the exceptions).  


CLICK HERE
for the OIG’s appeal of Caldwell’s ruling to the First Circuit Court of Appeal.


CLICK HERE
for delaHoussay’s newly-formed blog to chronicle future developments in his ongoing battle with the OIG.

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Cosmetology instructor and school owner Nelda Dural implores Gov. Edwards’ appointees to “set me free” from the “whips and chains” she asserts the “Jindal Board” placed her under.

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Nelda Dural and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards

 

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Nelda Dural and Vice President Joe Biden

On Monday, November 7, 2016, appearing before the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology (LSBC), school owner and instructor Nelda Dural implored Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ appointees to “set me free” from the “whips and chains” she indicates the “Jindal board” placed her under.  She outlines what she contends was an organized conspiracy to shut her school down.  In doing so, she even has a cosmetology board employee, Deborah Johnson, acknowledge that LSBC meetings took place with the goal of shutting down Dural’s school.  Dural emphasizes that she retained “all of the text messages” she claims substantiate her accusations about a plot to close her school.  She conveyed all of this to the new Edwards LSBC appointees.  See her incredible Sound Off Louisiana feature below:

Dural:  “Set me free!!”

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