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    Louisiana’s Manufacturers Are Now Fighting Against The Loss Of The Utilities Sales Tax Exemption

Louisiana’s Manufacturers Are Now Fighting Against The Loss Of The Utilities Sales Tax Exemption

Here’s a press release which just came out this morning… A political action committee has begun a statewide media campaign aimed at getting the Louisiana Senate to kill a new

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    WAGUESPACK: A Taxing Effort At The Legislature

WAGUESPACK: A Taxing Effort At The Legislature

Last Thursday was quite a taxing day in the Louisiana Legislature. Not in the sense of being long and tiresome, rather, it was taxing in the sense that many votes

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    SADOW: Little Political Benefit In Thursday’s Hodgepodge Of Tax Bills

SADOW: Little Political Benefit In Thursday’s Hodgepodge Of Tax Bills

If Louisiana’s disease was a budget imbalance, it’s hard to see where the alleged cure of tax increases was not worse. Which may require another round of treatment that the

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    Meet The John Bel Edwards Republicans

Meet The John Bel Edwards Republicans

Why call them the John Bel Edwards Republicans? Because they’re the geniuses who voted with Edwards to raise taxes on Louisiana businesses and families 11 out of the 11 chances

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    SADOW: Louisiana’s Democrat Hypocrites Are Leading The Charge To Raise Taxes On The Poor

SADOW: Louisiana’s Democrat Hypocrites Are Leading The Charge To Raise Taxes On The Poor

Reaction – essentially, none – by some to increasing both sales and gasoline taxes shows the level of partisan hypocrisy attached to policy specifically associated with Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal

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    Our “Republican” House Of Representatives And Today’s Tax-Hike Orgy

Our “Republican” House Of Representatives And Today’s Tax-Hike Orgy

If you’ve been paying attention to the state legislature over the past few days, you’ve noticed that the House Ways and Means Committee dumped a dog’s breakfast of tax-raising bills

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SADOW: Violating The Law To Raise Your Taxes At Louisiana’s Legislature?

  SADOW: Violating The Law To Raise Your Taxes At Louisiana’s Legislature?

As the Louisiana Legislature embarks upon its version of spinning plates on top of poles, serious confusion stills reigns about

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ABBOTT: North Louisiana Leges Vote For Massive Tax Increases

  ABBOTT: North Louisiana Leges Vote For Massive Tax Increases

Two tax increase bills were voted out of the Ways & Means Committeeof the Louisiana Legislature this morning, with help

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CASSIDY AND WOODHILL: Dismal Growth Needs The 3.5 Percent Solution

  CASSIDY AND WOODHILL: Dismal Growth Needs The 3.5 Percent Solution

On Wednesday the Commerce Department announced that first-quarter growth of gross domestic product was a dismal 0.2%. Following fourth-quarter GDP

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New Orleans Spends Thousands On Solar-Panel Trash Cans, While Mitch Landrieu Calls For Tax Increase

  New Orleans Spends Thousands On Solar-Panel Trash Cans, While Mitch Landrieu Calls For Tax Increase

The city of New Orleans recently purchased thousands of dollars worth of solar-panel trash cans, while at the same time,

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On This Income Inequality Business…

  On This Income Inequality Business…

Earlier tonight John Binder had a good piece challenging Republican candidates for 2016 to engage the Democrats on the “income

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WAGUESPACK: The Numbers Game

  WAGUESPACK: The Numbers Game

If the old saying is true that the numbers don’t lie, then the story of this year’s legislative session is

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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