News Louisiana Governor Says LSU Football In Jeopardy If Budget Isn't Passed

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    Louisiana Dem Gov. Edwards warns: Agree to proposed tax hikes or LSU football could be sacked
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    FILE: Nov. 11, 2015: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards when he was running for the post, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. REUTERS

    Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards is suggesting the legendary Louisiana State University football team’s 2016 season might be canceled -- and other doomsday consequences -- unless the GOP-legislature swiftly passes a package of tax increases to help close a looming $940 million budget shortfall.

    Edwards, who took office just last month, made the suggestions Thursday night in a rare, state-wide TV address.

    Among the worst-case scenarios, he said, is that college campuses would be forced to close in April, resulting in student-athletes receiving grades of “incomplete” on their report card, making them ineligible for the fall 2016 season.

    "That means you can say farewell to college football next fall," Edwards said in the address.

    The warning about the LSU Tigers football program, which has won three national championships, captured most of the headlines.

    But Edwards’ additional warnings about potential deep cuts to health care and other public services rattled Louisiana residents as well as Republicans and others in the state legislature, which will convene in a rare Sunday session to address the budget issue.

    "Gov. Edwards is proposing to implement the largest tax increase in the history of Louisiana," state GOP Treasurer John Kennedy said in a televised response to the Edwards' address. "It will wreck our economy, already fragile."

    Edwards’ tax package includes nine proposed hikes including increases on sales and personal income taxes.

    The governor’s office said Thursday the budget gap for this fiscal year, which ends June 30, has now reached $940 million. And the state purportedly will face a $2 billion shortall when the new budget begins July 1.

    Edwards also suggested that cuts to higher education would hurt all Louisiana families beyond just the possible shuttering of campuses, saying the state's popular TOPS college scholarships could run out of money.

    He also appeared to suggest Thursday that state GOP lawmakers and others should be giving more immediate attention to the budget and his plan to cut services and increase taxes to resolve the shortfalls.

    "These are not scare tactics,” Edwards said. “This is reality."
     
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    There are three things in Louisiana that make money - oil, shrimp and LSU football.

    This guy's out of his fucking mind if he thinks he's going to do anything to that football program. He'd be tarred, feathered and run out of the state on a rail before you could whistle Dixie.
     
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    Cutting back on all of the wasteful spending is never an option.
    :facepalm:
     
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    Who gives a shit about their football?
     
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    my guess is, the team brings in far far more money than it cost to run.


    so....
     
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    Freshman running back Leonard Fournette had a daughter while still in high school. He needs
    his 2 more yrs of college football so he can come out early and enter the nfl



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    Why is a college football team supposed to be a business?
     
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    He's probably making more money at LSU now then he will in the pros
    It's SEC football every school has a payroll
     
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    Thats what Jindal did and look what it got them. He's fixing Jindals fuck up.
     
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    this guy is crazy
    you do not pretend to fuck with football

    these people will tolerate all manner of lies and bullshit outta you
    but do not fuck with their football

    this is America god dammit
    football matters
     
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    it is a business for the president of the college to have a college football team.

    every time a college football team goes to a college bowl game that college will make more money and they get a big bonus pay check if they win.
     
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    1st world "problems"...

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    I invented an anti-LSU chant for football games - Fuck you LSU! Hey hey, you're gay!
     
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    W T F do they do with the ticket money ?
     
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    that also goes to the colleges and the upkeep of the stadium.
     
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    If the goverment collected all the money in the world they would come up short
     
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    This prick has been part of the problem as he was part of the acting government that approved past budgets and spending. He also has talked about raising sales tax to 10.75% and this is his way of scaring people to go for it. Too bad he is too stupid to realize that LSU football is a huge money maker for the entire state and basically support probably 80% of the other LSU sports teams that do not make a profit. Another imbecile for 4 years........fml.
     
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    Silly me thought universities were for education
     
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    The new Governor has only been in office a month or so. Its Jindal that theyre trying to recover from. He cut the shit out of LSU funding. Piyush didn't give a fuck about football or LSU
     
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    Whaaaa!!