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    Someone Should Ask JBE Why This Story Isn’t Being Written About Louisiana

Someone Should Ask JBE Why This Story Isn’t Being Written About Louisiana

From Fuelfix.com… Dow Chemical said Tuesday it completed the massive ethane cracker plant in Freeport that’s the “crown jewel” of its more than $6 billion expansion along the Gulf Coast,

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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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    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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    WAGUESPACK: Here We Go Again

WAGUESPACK: Here We Go Again

Here we go again. In just a few weeks, the Legislature will be back in session. It has only been a month or so since they met and addressed the

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    AUDIO: Seabaugh Says When JBE Says “Tax Reform” He Means “Tax Increase”

AUDIO: Seabaugh Says When JBE Says “Tax Reform” He Means “Tax Increase”

This is from KEEL, 710 AM in Shreveport, yesterday, and it’s Republican state representative Alan Seabaugh of Shreveport reacting to word of the tax package being prepared by Gov. John

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    Is Steve Carter A Sucker? Can He Be Cleaned Out At The Card Table?

Is Steve Carter A Sucker? Can He Be Cleaned Out At The Card Table?

We’re asking, because one might come to that impression based on the bill he’s considering filing for the upcoming legislative session. A Baton Rouge lawmaker and others are preparing legislation

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We Now Have A Battle Of Ads In The District 42 Race

  We Now Have A Battle Of Ads In The District 42 Race

Of the three special elections to fill vacated seats in the Louisiana legislature, the one for District 42, which was

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PATTERSON: A Tale Of Two Tax Reforms

  PATTERSON: A Tale Of Two Tax Reforms

Editor’s Note: A guest post by Jim Patterson, Vice President of Government Relations and Director, Taxation and Finance at the Louisiana

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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

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WAGUESPACK: Goodbye To The Elections, Hello To The Same Old Problems

  WAGUESPACK: Goodbye To The Elections, Hello To The Same Old Problems

The election is over, and it is time to get to work. Well, sort of. Now that we have a

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John Bel Edwards And Louisiana’s Legislature Are Finding Out You Can’t Tax Your Way To Prosperity

  John Bel Edwards And Louisiana’s Legislature Are Finding Out You Can’t Tax Your Way To Prosperity

A damn shame, this is. Louisiana lawmakers are again preparing to pare back the state budget — this time by as

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HITHER AND YON: They’re Trying To Raise Your Taxes Again

  HITHER AND YON: They’re Trying To Raise Your Taxes Again

In what should be the least surprising story of the year, Louisiana’s Secretary of Transportation and Development Shawn Wilson said

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KAY: They Want To Raise Your Taxes To Pay For Roads, But They’re Wasting The Money They Already Have

  KAY: They Want To Raise Your Taxes To Pay For Roads, But They’re Wasting The Money They Already Have

Editor’s Note: A guest post from John Kay, Louisiana director for Americans for Prosperity. If you drive in Louisiana, now

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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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REPOST: If You Vote For An $8 Million Dedicated Tax In Baton Rouge To Subsidize The Council On Aging, You’re A Moron

  REPOST: If You Vote For An $8 Million Dedicated Tax In Baton Rouge To Subsidize The Council On Aging, You’re A Moron

Now you can cue the accusations that we at the Hayride hate old people, because that’s how these things work.

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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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Rasmussen Says Voters Don’t Care Much About Trump’s Tax Returns

  Rasmussen Says Voters Don’t Care Much About Trump’s Tax Returns

An interesting poll result from Rasmussen released today – people really aren’t too torqued up about the fact Donald Trump

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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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APPEL: On Trump’s Taxes And Faux Leftist Outrage

  APPEL: On Trump’s Taxes And Faux Leftist Outrage

The one great advantage that America has always had over the world is a vibrant and resourceful business sector. This

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