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 work

"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.
below 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.
  • Arna Bontemps African American Museum $200,000 - Rep. Herbert Dixon
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Louisiana, Inc $50,000 - Rep. Herbert Dixon
  • Education Foundation of Eisilon Psi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - $100,000 - Rep. Herbert Dixon
  • First St. Mark Baptist Church, Inc. $97,200 - Rep. Herbert Dixon
  • Mt. Zion Community Development Corporation - Health and Wellness Ministry $180,509 - Rep. Herbert Dixon
  • Pineville Concerned Citizens, Inc. $35,000 - Rep. Herbert Dixon
  • Rapides Primary Health Care Center, Inc $384,600 - Rep. Herbert Dixon
  • Rapides Station Community Ministries, Inc. $260,000 - Rep. Herbert Dixon
  • Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church $45,392 - Rep. Herbert Dixon
  • Sickle Cell Anemia Research Foundation $50,000 - Rep. Herbert Dixon
  • St. James United People Church $50,000 - Rep. Herbert Dixon
  • Cenla Chemical Dependency Council $172,348 – Rep. Billy Chandler
  • Wood Products Development Foundation Inc. $125,000 – Rep. Billy Chandler
note: despite running his campaign under the name of "chris hazel" state rep. hazel insists on using the name "lowell c. hazel" on his legislative business. rep. hazel must be trying to confuse us to stay beneath the radar....or something.
  • 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
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