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    BRIGGS: A Missed Opportunity As ExxonMobil Chooses Corpus Christi

BRIGGS: A Missed Opportunity As ExxonMobil Chooses Corpus Christi

Earlier this year, ExxonMobil officials said that Ascension and St. James parishes were in the running, along with a couple of other areas in Texas, for a multi-billion dollar petrochemical

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    BRIGGS: It’s Time To Flip The Conversation

BRIGGS: It’s Time To Flip The Conversation

With all the talk about optimism in the American oil and gas industry, it is puzzling to some to read a headline stating that a community heavy in oil and

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    Is There A Trump Economic Boom Afoot?

Is There A Trump Economic Boom Afoot?

Too early to tell, but here was something interesting which points in that direction… U.S. companies added a whopping 298,000 new jobs in February, beating economists’ expectations by more than

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    BRIGGS: Groundhog Day – Or, Louisiana’s Endless Budget Battle

BRIGGS: Groundhog Day – Or, Louisiana’s Endless Budget Battle

Well, it’s a new year here in Louisiana, but not much has changed. A new year means another budget deficit, which means yet another legislative rumpus over who and or

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    Trump Put Out An Order Forcing Federal Agencies To Slash Regulations, And LABI Loves It

Trump Put Out An Order Forcing Federal Agencies To Slash Regulations, And LABI Loves It

Today it appears the entire world is consumed with hysteria over the weekend’s executive order seeking to reel in or block immigration from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and

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    PATTERSON: Keeping Louisiana Competitive

PATTERSON: Keeping Louisiana Competitive

Editor’s Note: A guest post by Jim Patterson, Vice President of Government Relations and Director of Taxation and Finance at the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry. Louisiana’s erratic tax system

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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: 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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CROUERE: For Trump, It’s The Economy, Stupid

  CROUERE: For Trump, It’s The Economy, Stupid

Back in 1992, political consultant James Carville coined the phrase “the economy, stupid” as one of the three top campaign messages for

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The September Jobs Report Is Out, And It’s Not Stellar

  The September Jobs Report Is Out, And It’s Not Stellar

The U.S. economy added 150,000 jobs in September, down from the 167,000 (after being revised upward) jobs added in August.

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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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CONAWAY: Made In Louisiana

  CONAWAY: Made In Louisiana

Editor’s Note: A guest post by Camille Conaway, Vice President for Policy and Research at LABI. So I’m a Dow baby.

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Here Comes Rick Scott Looking To Poach Jobs, Right In The Middle Of John Bel’s Tax-Raising Special Session

  Here Comes Rick Scott Looking To Poach Jobs, Right In The Middle Of John Bel’s Tax-Raising Special Session

He said he was going to come to Louisiana on a “trade mission,” and now he’s doing it. Hoping to

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WAGUESPACK: The Other Side Of The Story

  WAGUESPACK: The Other Side Of The Story

These are challenging times for many in Louisiana, including our employers. The state budget deficit has dominated the headlines for

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WAGUESPACK: Reputation And Rankings

  WAGUESPACK: Reputation And Rankings

Reputations can be hard to earn and even harder to keep. This week, a few important rankings came out that

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UPDATED: Here Come The Poachers To Take Louisiana’s Economy Away

  UPDATED: Here Come The Poachers To Take Louisiana’s Economy Away

A couple of months ago we heard a rumor that Texas governor Greg Abbott would be opening an office in

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WAGUESPACK: Ready For A New Story

  WAGUESPACK: Ready For A New Story

And the hits just keep on coming. Employers in Louisiana have felt the pinch over the last year of an

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VITTER: Let’s Crack Down On Illegals Wiring Money Out Of The Country

  VITTER: Let’s Crack Down On Illegals Wiring Money Out Of The Country

The Obama administration has shown a complete lack of both competence and interest when it comes to securing our borders

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