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    CROUERE: Time For An American Taxpayer Revolt

CROUERE: Time For An American Taxpayer Revolt

Last week was the horrible week in which millions of Americans paid their taxes to the ever increasing and intrusive federal government. This year, the tax burden has grown with

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    SADOW: A Better Way To Fix The Capital Outlay Process

SADOW: A Better Way To Fix The Capital Outlay Process

Following up on the previous post, irrational tax policy that plagues Louisiana concerns not just items related to its operating budget, but also, if a pair of legislators have their

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    BOUSTANY: A Tax Code That Works

BOUSTANY: A Tax Code That Works

Sometimes, it almost seems like Washington doesn’t want America’s small businesses to succeed. Every year, the government piles on pages of new and burdensome regulations, imposes fines and fees on

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    SADOW: Louisiana’s Tax Structure Is Nonsensical, But It Will Take Political Courage To Fix It

SADOW: Louisiana’s Tax Structure Is Nonsensical, But It Will Take Political Courage To Fix It

Part of the reason why Louisiana’s fiscal situation has gotten to this point of relative revenue penury is incoherent taxation policy between state and local governments. There are ways to

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    BRIGGS: Keep Louisiana Competitive

BRIGGS: Keep Louisiana Competitive

As the 2015 Louisiana State Legislature convenes, a $1.6 billion budget deficit has everyone wondering what or who gets cut first? While the state has a deficit to deal with

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    HUH? The LSU Study That Claims Taxpayers Want Budget Cuts While Increasing Higher Education Spending

HUH? The LSU Study That Claims Taxpayers Want Budget Cuts While Increasing Higher Education Spending

Louisiana taxpayers want to solve the state’s budget crisis with a variety of spending cuts and tax increases, while additionally spending more on higher education. At least, according to a

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WAGUESPACK: March Madness

  WAGUESPACK: March Madness

Well, that didn’t last long. With my NCAA March Madness bracket already destroyed and the talented but unpredictable LSU basketball

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REP. BURNS: Louisiana Fiscal Reform, Act II

  REP. BURNS: Louisiana Fiscal Reform, Act II

Last week, Dr. Jim Richardson, the LSU economics professor, widely acknowledged to be the Dalai Lama of Louisiana fiscal and

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SADOW: Federal Policies Are Hurting Louisiana’s Budgeting As Well

  SADOW: Federal Policies Are Hurting Louisiana’s Budgeting As Well

Recently the Baton Rouge Advocate printed a piece trying to understand why a series of Louisiana operating budgets seem unable

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HUDSON: Americans For Prosperity Town Hall Tonight

  HUDSON: Americans For Prosperity Town Hall Tonight

Americans for Prosperity says on their website that they are: 2.3 million engaged citizens, and we’re growing every day. We live

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SADOW: The Legislature Could Really Stick It To Jindal This Session

  SADOW: The Legislature Could Really Stick It To Jindal This Session

Perhaps the Louisiana Legislature will double-dog dare Gov. Bobby Jindal on tobacco taxes, thereby forcing him into what could be

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HUDSON: Who is More Tax Happy? St. George or the BR City-Parish government?

  HUDSON: Who is More Tax Happy? St. George or the BR City-Parish government?

Since the supporters of a new school district were told by legislators that they couldn’t get funding because they were

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EXCLUSIVE: Property Tax Records Obtained Show Developers Are Paying Property Taxes, Despite Exemptions

  EXCLUSIVE: Property Tax Records Obtained Show Developers Are Paying Property Taxes, Despite Exemptions

Earlier today, we at the Hayride asked this question: Could the City of New Orleans be illegally exempting certain ultra

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WAGUESPACK: A Tale Of Two States

  WAGUESPACK: A Tale Of Two States

There are two states of Louisiana right now. One Louisiana is the private sector economy. This state is on the

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REP. BURNS: Americans For Tax Reform Provides Solutions To Louisiana’s Fiscal Crisis

  REP. BURNS: Americans For Tax Reform Provides Solutions To Louisiana’s Fiscal Crisis

(Provided that the Legislature is Smart Enough to Understand and Embrace Them) In my last blog post, I discussed the

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SADOW: Broader Tax Reform Could Produce Easier Solution To Inventory Tax Credit Dispute

  SADOW: Broader Tax Reform Could Produce Easier Solution To Inventory Tax Credit Dispute

Thrust into the spotlight by becoming the crucial fulcrum on which Louisiana’s fiscal year 2016 budget balances, the state’s inventory/ad

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Well, Here’s A Pretty Damned Dishonest Statement From Jindal’s People…

  Well, Here’s A Pretty Damned Dishonest Statement From Jindal’s People…

On the subject of his proposal to make the state’s inventory tax credit non-refundable, which we explained was an effective

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Twitter Tough Guy Bob Mann Takes On LABI Over Waguespack’s Column

  Twitter Tough Guy Bob Mann Takes On LABI Over Waguespack’s Column

UPDATE #2: We’re told that Mann’s workload is the result of his wife’s illness, a quick recovery from which we

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Jindal Releases 2016 Budget; Looks Like An Effective $377 Million Business Tax Increase

  Jindal Releases 2016 Budget; Looks Like An Effective $377 Million Business Tax Increase

There’s a lot to go through here, so it’s going to be difficult to have a comprehensive reaction until Monday,

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