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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 Association of Business and Industry It was the best of

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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 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry. Louisiana’s erratic tax system

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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 new U.S. Senator, two new Congressmen and a few new

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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 much as $600 million, as legislators get an early glimpse

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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 yesterday that he wants to raise taxes. Wilson works for

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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 is the time to buckle up, because the state government

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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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PRAGER U: Is America’s Income Tax System Fair?

  PRAGER U: Is America’s Income Tax System Fair?

Short answer: absolutely not, but renowned author and economic historian Amity Shlaes, who wrote two books (Coolidge and The Forgotten

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HITHER AND YON: The Feds Squeeze $500 Million Out For Louisiana Flood Relief

  HITHER AND YON: The Feds Squeeze $500 Million Out For Louisiana Flood Relief

There was never really any doubt Congress was going to sign off on the $500 million “down payment” for flood

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KENNEDY: We Still Have A Spending Problem

  KENNEDY: We Still Have A Spending Problem

Louisiana just became a more expensive place to live, work, play, raise a family and own a business. As we

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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

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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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