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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 team abruptly ending their season after coughing up a big

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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 tax policy and long-standing member of the state’s Revenue Estimating

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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 to permanently close a deficit. Unfortunately, the effort missed opportunities

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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 in all 50 states, and we’re connected by 34 state

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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 a no-win position. Boosted by a report recommending increasing tobacco

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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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SADOW: The Coming EITC Retention Mistake

  SADOW: The Coming EITC Retention Mistake

When Gov. Bobby Jindal reveals his fiscal year 2016 budget tomorrow, it looks as if he will continue the trend

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SADOW: The Motion Picture Tax Credit Reform Bill Is Pretty Weak Sauce

  SADOW: The Motion Picture Tax Credit Reform Bill Is Pretty Weak Sauce

The film industry has scrambled successfully to keep from drying up its mother milk from Louisiana taxpayers, if the suggested

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REP. BURNS: Does The “Scarlet T” Prevent Wise Policy Choices?

  REP. BURNS: Does The “Scarlet T” Prevent Wise Policy Choices?

A guest post from Louisiana Rep. Tim Burns (R-Mandeville)… During the Puritan era, women convicted of adultery were forced to

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SADOW: Caddo School System Shrinks, But The Tax Burden It Demands Sure Doesn’t

  SADOW: Caddo School System Shrinks, But The Tax Burden It Demands Sure Doesn’t

Last month, the Caddo Parish School Board unanimously put on the ballot in May a plan to use $108 million

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In Response To RedState On Jindal…

  In Response To RedState On Jindal…

Yesterday, RedState’s Leon Wolf offered up a defense to the current onslaught against Bobby Jindal’s record as governor of Louisiana

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