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    WAGUESPACK: Here We Go Again

WAGUESPACK: Here We Go Again

Here we go again. In just a few weeks, the Legislature will be back in session. It has only been a month or so since they met and addressed the

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    WAGUESPACK: Thinking Outside The Box

WAGUESPACK: Thinking Outside The Box

In the 1970’s, management consultants started using a new metaphor to convince companies they needed to think about their problems and potential solutions in a whole new way. To illustrate

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    WAGUESPACK: Government Spending’s Burden Of Proof

WAGUESPACK: Government Spending’s Burden Of Proof

In the United States, an individual is considered innocent until the government proves them guilty by a specified burden of proof. The rationale for this fundamental principle seems clear: an

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    WAGUESPACK: Take The Time To Do It Right

WAGUESPACK: Take The Time To Do It Right

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” His point is clear: take the time

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    WAGUESPACK: Lucy, The Football And Our Declining Public Schools

WAGUESPACK: Lucy, The Football And Our Declining Public Schools

Charles M. Schulz, the creator and lead illustrator for the Peanuts cartoon for fifty years, passed away in 2000 at the age of 77. He was an American icon in

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    WAGUESPACK: The Hunt Is On

WAGUESPACK: The Hunt Is On

I was reminded this past weekend about one of the many reasons why it is great to live in Louisiana. I joined a few friends of mine as we took

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WAGUESPACK: Government’s Kodak Moment

  WAGUESPACK: Government’s Kodak Moment

Want to find out what is going on in the world? The days of rushing to your doorstep to grab

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WAGUESPACK: So Long, Stephen

  WAGUESPACK: So Long, Stephen

A successful Louisiana era ended this week when Stephen Moret packed up his beautiful family and moved to Virginia. He

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WAGUESPACK: Goodbye To The Elections, Hello To The Same Old Problems

  WAGUESPACK: Goodbye To The Elections, Hello To The Same Old Problems

The election is over, and it is time to get to work. Well, sort of. Now that we have a

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WAGUESPACK: Plenty Of Fodder For Pondering

  WAGUESPACK: Plenty Of Fodder For Pondering

The Trump train is chugging along in DC as his transition plans begin to take shape. Cabinet hires are being

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WAGUESPACK: There Really Shouldn’t Be Any Disagreement Over What A Monster Fidel Castro Was

  WAGUESPACK: There Really Shouldn’t Be Any Disagreement Over What A Monster Fidel Castro Was

Let’s face it; it seems all we do is disagree these days. Whether the topic is the national elections, the role

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WAGUESPACK: It’s The Economy, Stupid

  WAGUESPACK: It’s The Economy, Stupid

In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected to be the 42nd President of the United States by riding a tidal wave

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WAGUESPACK: Trick Or Treat

  WAGUESPACK: Trick Or Treat

Halloween has come and gone…or has it? We are still surrounded by scary characters belting out bone-rattling sounds that send

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WAGUESPACK: The Scores Are In

  WAGUESPACK: The Scores Are In

Last week, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) released its annual legislative scorecard, now available at www.labi.org. Each

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WAGUESPACK: Small Business Recovery Is No Small Matter

  WAGUESPACK: Small Business Recovery Is No Small Matter

In August, Louisiana experienced a flooding event of historic proportions. Estimates are that 109,000 housing units were damaged, 20,000 businesses

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WAGUESPACK: Looking For Stories Of Good News

  WAGUESPACK: Looking For Stories Of Good News

Politics and sports have always been two of my favorite pastimes. Unfortunately, only one word can sum them up thus

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WAGUESPACK: Manufacturing Is The Key

  WAGUESPACK: Manufacturing Is The Key

When you think of the American worker, what picture immediately comes to mind? For most Americans, it is someone working hard

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WAGUESPACK: Sue Or Get Out Of The Way

  WAGUESPACK: Sue Or Get Out Of The Way

On September 21, 2016, a letter was signed and sent by Governor John Bel Edwards to multiple coastal parishes in

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WAGUESPACK: A Good Reminder

  WAGUESPACK: A Good Reminder

Why again do we live here? Summers in Louisiana can be brutal, with oppressive heat and swarms of mosquitoes an

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