14 April 2008
purple circle social club redux: central louisiana legislators laundering taxpayers money to their 'non-governmental organization' pals
via: c.b. forgotston
Your tax dollars at workbelow is some central louisiana legislators on the list. for the complete list compiled and maintained by mr. forgotston click here or the link to view it from his blog.
"This is like deja vu all over again.”Yogi Berra
If you thought that lege slush funds were a thing of the past, think again. They are now referred to as “Non-Governmental Organizations” (”NGO”) funding.
To see a list of non-governmental entities, the lege who requested the funded for it and the amount of your state tax dollars to be put in the State Operating Budget (HB 1, 2008 R.S.) go here.
The current total is $13, 985,227.00.
Note, that this is just the start. The Operating Budget is still in the House Appropriations Committee. The organizations and amount will grow as the lege session continues. Additionally, this does not include all the state funding going into purely local governmental entities.
Now you know why you aren’t getting a tax reduction or rebate from the $1 Billion in excess state revenues.
- Cenla Chemical Dependency Council $172,348 – Rep. Billy Chandler
- Wood Products Development Foundation Inc. $125,000 – Rep. Billy Chandler
- Kent Plantation House, Inc. $100,000 - Rep. Lowell Hazel a/k/a chris hazel
- Rapides Children's Advocacy Center, Inc. $100,000 - Rep. Lowell Hazel
Posted by wst... at 11:17