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    Say, John Bel…Where’s Your Tax Plan?

Say, John Bel…Where’s Your Tax Plan?

We were supposed to see a big reveal today of our governor’s well-supported and totally legitimate tax reform proposals. Edwards was supposed to unveil them at the Baton Rouge Press

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    Then There Is JBE’s Other Tax Increase Idea

Then There Is JBE’s Other Tax Increase Idea

We already discussed, last week, the $500-700 million gasoline tax hike idea which is supposed to fund road improvements through a replenishing of the Transportation Trust Fund, which spends a

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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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    The Louisiana House GOP Leadership Is Claiming Victory With The State’s Budget Deal. Are They Right To Do So?

The Louisiana House GOP Leadership Is Claiming Victory With The State’s Budget Deal. Are They Right To Do So?

Here was a press release which went out last night… Louisiana House Republicans Claim Victory After Special Session Republican House Delegation Lists Budget Reform, Government Cuts, and Reductions in Unfunded

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    Often Misleading And Sometimes Dangerous, Lawyer Ads Should Be Regulated

Often Misleading And Sometimes Dangerous, Lawyer Ads Should Be Regulated

It is impossible to avoid them. Everywhere we look, we are bombarded by aggressive legal advertising. From car wrecks to class actions, solicitations from personal injury law firms dominate our

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    The Red Bayou Show, Episode 71 – Featuring Inauguration With Mike Bayham, And Politics And Policy With Conrad Appel

The Red Bayou Show, Episode 71 – Featuring Inauguration With Mike Bayham, And Politics And Policy With Conrad Appel

This week, Scott McKay and Brian Haldane talk all things Trump. They start off with the inauguration itself and head up to Washington DC to talk with Mike Bayham. Mike was

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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.

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Troy Brown Gets A Whole 38 Hours Of Jail Time For Second-Offense Domestic Abuse

  Troy Brown Gets A Whole 38 Hours Of Jail Time For Second-Offense Domestic Abuse

Tough on crime? Sure. Unless you’re in the state legislature. State Senator Troy Brown has pleaded no contest to a

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APPEL: Lessons From 2016 For Louisiana’s Republicans

  APPEL: Lessons From 2016 For Louisiana’s Republicans

Well, this election cycle is in the books (at least for now!). There is one message that jumps out of

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JBE Trashes The Legislature For TOPS Coming Short For The Spring Semester, But He Ought To Look In The Mirror

  JBE Trashes The Legislature For TOPS Coming Short For The Spring Semester, But He Ought To Look In The Mirror

The AP didn’t even bother to interview anybody on the receiving side of John Bel Edwards’ tirade yesterday over TOPS,

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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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APPEL: Actual Progress In Higher Education? Perhaps So!

  APPEL: Actual Progress In Higher Education? Perhaps So!

I just have to say this so please forgive my exuberance; this afternoon I feel extremely proud of my work

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STONECIPHER: On Being Attacked By The Tax-And-Spend Crowd

  STONECIPHER: On Being Attacked By The Tax-And-Spend Crowd

Editor’s Note: A guest post from Shreveport demographer and political analyst Elliot Stonecipher. It isn’t every morning that I smile

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APPEL: The Legislature Is Going To Have To Lead On Fiscal Policy Now

  APPEL: The Legislature Is Going To Have To Lead On Fiscal Policy Now

The Sunday morning editorials bristle with attacks on the Legislature for “kicking the can” and for failing to follow the

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APPEL: Bad Tax Policy Raises Little Revenue And Cripples Entrepreneurship In Louisiana

  APPEL: Bad Tax Policy Raises Little Revenue And Cripples Entrepreneurship In Louisiana

Louisiana desperately needs to diversify its business base in order to create good jobs; for too long we have depended

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Looks Like John Bel Is Getting Schlonged In His Tax-Raising Special Session

  Looks Like John Bel Is Getting Schlonged In His Tax-Raising Special Session

All that screaming and yelling for more or less nothing. Senate President John Alario gave up Thursday morning on passing

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LIGI: Louisiana Needs Structural Change, Not Gimmicks And Tax Hikes

  LIGI: Louisiana Needs Structural Change, Not Gimmicks And Tax Hikes

Editor’s Note: A guest post from Tony Ligi… It is clearly evident that regardless of who our Governor is or

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HITHER AND YON: The House Squashes Edwards’ Centerpiece Tax Bill

  HITHER AND YON: The House Squashes Edwards’ Centerpiece Tax Bill

Last night at the state capitol, the last-gasp attempt by Gov. John Bel Edwards to boost taxes on individual Louisianans

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APPEL: What They Call Washington Politics, I Call An Independent Legislature

  APPEL: What They Call Washington Politics, I Call An Independent Legislature

The latest justification by allies of the Governor for the failure of tax bills in the Louisiana Legislature is that

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