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    MATHIS: St. George Is Leaving

MATHIS: St. George Is Leaving

Editor’s Note: A guest post from John Mathis, CEO of the Solution Fund. The front page of the Baton Rouge Advocate informed us on July 17 that the St. George petition drive

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    LACERTE: Fort Polk Dodged A Major Bullet – This Time

LACERTE: Fort Polk Dodged A Major Bullet – This Time

Editor’s Note: A guest post from David LaCerte, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs While it does not make sense to cut a single soldier from the Army’s premier

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    PATTERSON: The White House And Congress Should Leave LIFO Alone

PATTERSON: The White House And Congress Should Leave LIFO Alone

Editor’s Note: A guest post from Jim Patterson, director of LABI’s Taxation Council. Taxing business inventory was a major issue during this year’s legislative session. Louisiana’s archaic local inventory tax and

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    BOMBERGER: The National Association for the Advancement of Corrupt People

BOMBERGER: The National Association for the Advancement of Corrupt People

Editor’s Note: A guest post from our friend Ryan Bomberger, president of the pro-life group The Radiance Foundation, who recently won an appellate case against the NAACP after the latter

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    GLEASON: It’s The Spending, Stupid

GLEASON: It’s The Spending, Stupid

Editor’s Note: A guest post from Patrick Gleason, Director of State Affairs at Americans for Tax Reform. Louisiana’s legislative session ends at 6 pm this evening and legislators have yet to

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    LORD MONCKTON: Does The Leader Of The Free World Really Know So Little?

LORD MONCKTON: Does The Leader Of The Free World Really Know So Little?

Editor’s Note: A guest post from Lord Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, one of the world’s most prominent critics of the global warming movement, in response to statements of President Barack

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BAUGH: Corporate Welfare? What Does That Even Mean?

  BAUGH: Corporate Welfare? What Does That Even Mean?

Editor’s Note: A guest column by LABI Board Member, Transportation Chair Terry Baugh As I have written before, it offends

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FIFE: It’s Time To Stop Having The State Act As The Unions’ Bill Collector

  FIFE: It’s Time To Stop Having The State Act As The Unions’ Bill Collector

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Forrest Fife, President of the Home Builders Association of Northeast Louisiana

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COURVILLE: In Support Of Paycheck Protection: Countering Union Talking Points

  COURVILLE: In Support Of Paycheck Protection: Countering Union Talking Points

As I watched the testimony regarding HB 418, I saw many pieces of misinformation spread by the unions. To take

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BELL: The Iranians’ Smirk Of Success

  BELL: The Iranians’ Smirk Of Success

Editor’s Note: A guest post by Bob Bell, USN, JAGC (Ret)   As the international nuclear negotiators dealing with Iran’s Foreign

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COURVILLE: Three Reasons Paycheck Protection Ought To Pass

  COURVILLE: Three Reasons Paycheck Protection Ought To Pass

My name is Keith Courville and I am the Executive Director of the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana (A+PEL). A+PEL

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BEN WATSON: Yesterday Ferguson, Today Baltimore

  BEN WATSON: Yesterday Ferguson, Today Baltimore

Editor’s Note: What follows isn’t so much a guest post from New Orleans Saints tight end Ben Watson, who posted

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YOUNG: Lower Crime Could Help Grow Louisiana Tourism And The Economy At Large

  YOUNG: Lower Crime Could Help Grow Louisiana Tourism And The Economy At Large

Editor’s Note: A guest post by Jefferson Parish President John Young, who is running for Lt. Governor this fall. While

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SCHRODER: In Defense Of The Bill Everyone Hates

  SCHRODER: In Defense Of The Bill Everyone Hates

Editor’s Note: We covered Rep. John Schroder’s HB 523 last week and called it “The Bill Everyone Will Hate;” as

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LABI’s Preview For Week 2 Of The Legislative Session

  LABI’s Preview For Week 2 Of The Legislative Session

Editor’s Note: We’re passing this along as a quality reference for our readers interested in what’s happening at the State

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MARTIN: Time To End Solar Feeding Frenzy In Louisiana

  MARTIN: Time To End Solar Feeding Frenzy In Louisiana

Editor’s Note: A guest column from Jim Martin, chairman of the  60 Plus Association. Recently, the president of one of

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Jay Dardenne’s Official Announcement Speech

  Jay Dardenne’s Official Announcement Speech

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne hasn’t officially launched his gubernatorial campaign yet, but that’s changing this morning. At 11:00 at Westdale

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JOHNSON: A Bill (And A Call) For Freedom, Civility And Tolerance

  JOHNSON: A Bill (And A Call) For Freedom, Civility And Tolerance

Editor’ Note: A guest post by state Rep. Mike Johnson (R-Bossier City)… Politics is a rough and tumble game. And

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AFP Foundation Crawfish Boil, Featuring Bill Whittle, Is April 18

  AFP Foundation Crawfish Boil, Featuring Bill Whittle, Is April 18

Americans for Prosperity Foundation – Louisiana is proud to invite you to its FREE 2015 Annual Crawfish Boil! This year’s

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