Friday, June 24, 2005

Let the spin begin

Louisiana’s 2005 legislative session is over. Now come the post-mortem assessments of progress made and opportunities missed. Governor Blanco made remarks after the legislature’s adjournment. The Associated Press has a wrap-up here. The Times Picayune evaluation is here. The Advocate has an article about the session -- complete with a slightly disturbing photo of house members laughing it up moments before adjournment. In the end, perhaps Representative John Alario said it best, “I don’t think we left any money lying around.” (Quoted in the Gannett report on the session.)