Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The LuLac Edition #3071, November 17th, 2017


The Citizen Voice's Bill Wellock wrote tonight that Luzerne County Council voted 6 to 5 to not take the 20 million dollar loan to bridge the state spending gap.
The Voice reports that with only about $4 million left in the general fund, the county may not be able to pay all its employees for the rest of the year.
The County manager said it needed the loan because the state government was not reimbursing it for money owed to Human Services agencies. The county provides money to the Human Services Division, then is reimbursed by the state.


Bobby Jindal. (Photo: CNN)
Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal, the first Indian American Governor dropped out of the race tonight. Jindal’s campaign just never got off the ground. He was hampered by a huge field, a sense of desperation and the fact that as he said it was just not his time.
Jindal was a Governor like other struggling state chief executive Chris Christie and Jeb Bush. The party seems to be divided in wanting either a Donald Trump or Ben Carson, two outsiders who are pllar extremes of the other. Jindal had no chance to break out.
The 44-year-old governor said he wasn't ready to endorse another candidate, but intended to support the eventual Republican presidential nominee.
He cannot run again and will work with his think tank “American Next” after he leaves office.

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At 7:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Governor Wolfe's stubbornness is going to cripple a lot of communities and school districts. He has been given more than one budget, he won't take any stop gap actions, so county's and schools' will either have to borrow, and may interest, or cut back, close and lay off...
Well, at least those teacher's unions are being protected.
Tom Corbett may have been a first class asshole, but at least he kept the state running, and actually saved some the taxpayers some money.
I guess the devil we knew may have been the better option.
Hope it won't be so bad that the governor won't have to sell his other cars to keep his jeep.

At 1:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Governor has turned out to be a real disappointment. He is holding communities and schools hostage. He won't even authorize funds that are set aside for these services. The money is there, and he won't let it be used, but will force taxpayers to pay additional interest.
Mr. Yonki, how is this taking care of the middle and lower classes? I haven't voted for a Democratic candidate for Governor since Gov. Casey, but your enthusiasm for this gentleman was infectious and I wasn't a fan of Governor Corbett.
I really hope you got something in return for all your support.
I agree with 7:32, in this case the devil we knew would have been the better option.

At 2:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sincerely thought the Gov would use some creative avenues while dealing with the state's problems. Nope, meet the new boss.....


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