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    WAGUESPACK: The Deficit That Won’t Die

WAGUESPACK: The Deficit That Won’t Die

No matter what they seem to do in Baton Rouge, the deficit in the budget of state government won’t go away. A legislative session was dedicated to raising taxes in

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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 more or less all the way through my cereal, and

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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 Governor’s lead. But what lead were we to follow? What

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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 upon oil and gas exploration and petrochemical manufacturing. As we

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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 a final tax bill, which means that the special session

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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 of the make-up of the House and Senate, Louisiana refuses

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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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STONECIPHER: Honor Louisiana’s Taxpayers, Gov. Edwards

  STONECIPHER: Honor Louisiana’s Taxpayers, Gov. Edwards

Editor’s Note: A guest post by Shreveport-based demographer and political analyst Elliott Stonecipher. No matter anything else, many Louisianans believed

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VIDEO: There Was Some Good Testimony Before That Rube Goldberg Tax Bill Passed In Committee Yesterday

  VIDEO: There Was Some Good Testimony Before That Rube Goldberg Tax Bill Passed In Committee Yesterday

The hearing for HB 38, the $113 million tax hike the House Ways and Means Committee moved to the House

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The House Ways And Means Committee Just Passed A Rube Goldberg Contraption To Raise Your Taxes

  The House Ways And Means Committee Just Passed A Rube Goldberg Contraption To Raise Your Taxes

It’s going to the House floor, and it’s widely expected the bill will pass. A visual representation of the bill,

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The Red Bayou Show, Episode 48 – Featuring Rep. Alan Seabaugh

  The Red Bayou Show, Episode 48 – Featuring Rep. Alan Seabaugh

State Representative Alan Seabaugh lets loose on this week’s episode, ripping into the dishonesty from the Governor’s office on how

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MILLS: Edwards’ $600 Million Tax Bill Gets A Second Shot!

  MILLS: Edwards’ $600 Million Tax Bill Gets A Second Shot!

Last week, the The House Ways and Means Committee voted 11-10 to stop a key aspect of the Edwards’ tax

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VIDEO: Kennedy Says Edwards Ought To Shut Down His Special Session

  VIDEO: Kennedy Says Edwards Ought To Shut Down His Special Session

The state treasurer follows up on the letter he wrote to the governor earlier this week telling him he ought

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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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EDMONDS: I’ll Not Support Your Tax Increases, Gov. Edwards

  EDMONDS: I’ll Not Support Your Tax Increases, Gov. Edwards

Editor’s Note: A guest post by State Rep. Rick Edmonds (R-Baton Rouge)… On Monday evening, the Legislature convened its second

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MIGUEZ: My Two Cents On Gov. Edwards’ Tax-Hike Proposals

  MIGUEZ: My Two Cents On Gov. Edwards’ Tax-Hike Proposals

Editor’s Note: A guest post by Rep. Blake Miguez (R-New Iberia)… The Louisiana Legislature will meet in special session again

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Exactly What Did You Think Was Going To Happen, John Bel?

  Exactly What Did You Think Was Going To Happen, John Bel?

We have, it’s fairly obvious, a fool for a governor. That’s not to say John Bel Edwards is a stupid

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KENNEDY: The Letter I Wrote To Gov. Edwards Yesterday About His Tax Proposals

  KENNEDY: The Letter I Wrote To Gov. Edwards Yesterday About His Tax Proposals

Editor’s Note: See here for a PDF copy of the letter. Honorable John Bel Edwards Governor State of Louisiana P.O.

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HITHER AND YON: Joe McCarthy Would Have A Ball With Louisiana’s Newspaper Editors

  HITHER AND YON: Joe McCarthy Would Have A Ball With Louisiana’s Newspaper Editors

We’re not saying that communists run the editorial staffs of Louisiana’s two major newspapers. Then again, the mentality expressed when

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