Monday, April 15, 2013

Taxes, Food Trucks in Fat City, and the Sex of Edwin Edwards’ Baby Is Announced – And It’s Just Monday

On the day that Federal Taxes are due, House Ways & Means Chairman Joel Robideaux (R-Lafayette) did an about face and indefinitely deferred all bills that would change or eliminate the State Income Tax.

Just this weekend, Robideaux told The Advocate, “My role in this is to (ensure) the bills (are) heard, give them a fair hearing.”

This morning, Robideaux said, "Unless the committee members have a change of heart, I think it’s (the repeal of the State Income Tax) probably dead for this session."

In a statement, Governor Jindal, who had proposed eliminating the Income Tax in favor of an increased state Sales Tax, expressed his disappointment.

"Eliminating income taxes is the single best thing we can do to create jobs in Louisiana," Jindal said. "If the Legislature decides not to act, I think it will be a missed opportunity."


Food trucks return today in Jefferson Parish for the FatCity Food Truck Festival. The Festival, which Councilwoman Cynthia Sheng hopes to turn into a monthly event, will showcase food trucks in the parking lot of a strip center owned by Drago’s Tommy Cvitanovich.

Food Trucks were banned in Jefferson Parish in 2007 after they proliferated throughout the parish after Hurricane Katrina.
The trucks at the Fat City Festival are imported for the day from New Orleans.


Former Governor and soon to be Reality TV star Edwin Edwards and his wife Trina announced that they are expecting a baby boy. The Octogenarian Ex-Con and his 30-something ex-Pen Pal wife have already named their future son, Eli Wallace Edwards. This is their first child together although Trina has 2 teenage children and Edwards has four children, all older than his current wife.