Here we go again. Louisiana faces yet another budget deficit.
This time, the shortfall for the spending year that begins July 1 is approximately $1.6 billion — at least as nearly as the state’s revenue estimating gurus can calculate.
Who knows what the number will be by the time the Legislature convenes April 13 to officially start wrestling with the predicament. The bottom line is pretty simple: Once again the ends don’t meet in Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposed budget.
Well the New Year has started. The weather has been cold and windy but the sun has been shining enough to make a person want to get outside and do a few things. But the question is “What?” I was raised in the North 50 years ago, but I sure like the Southern warmth. A cold day here is 40 degrees with the wind blowing. Many areas in the North it is 10 degrees with the wind blowing at 30 miles per hour.
Random thoughts along the sports beat while wondering if managers Tony LaRussa of the Cardinals and Ron Washington of the Rangers are scheduling blood pressure tests this week after a nerve-wracking World Series:
• Lots of my friends — I will leave the names in the Federal Witness Protection Program — tell me they don’t understand how I can love baseball and particularly when sitting through hours of it on television.