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    SADOW: No New Taxes In Caddo Or Bossier, Please

SADOW: No New Taxes In Caddo Or Bossier, Please

Voters on both Caddo and Bossier Parishes, but especially the latter, face some Trojan Horse proposals that likely will raise their taxes come late this year and early next year

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    SADOW: Let’s Prioritize Road Projects Rather Than Continue Whining About Them

SADOW: Let’s Prioritize Road Projects Rather Than Continue Whining About Them

Did Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy, a potential 2015 gubernatorial candidate, recently give a green light to tax increases for transportation? If so, he’s off the more solid ground he occupies

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    3 Ways Mitch Landrieu Has Whined Instead Of Cleaning Up New Orleans

3 Ways Mitch Landrieu Has Whined Instead Of Cleaning Up New Orleans

Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu has done his fair share of griping over the past year. Meanwhile, the City of New Orleans has been engulfed in debt and violence.

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    SADOW: Might Be Time To Replace The Clueless Caddo Commissioners

SADOW: Might Be Time To Replace The Clueless Caddo Commissioners

The previous commentary in this space queried whether members of the Caddo Parish Commission had learned anything from two defeats of a tax renewal that would have had a net result of

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    SADOW: Voters Are Trying To Educate Caddo Commission’s Slow Learners

SADOW: Voters Are Trying To Educate Caddo Commission’s Slow Learners

If at first you don’t succeed … be prepared to get a worse beatdown the second time, the Caddo Parish Commission learned this past weekend as its tax renewal was gutted 3-1

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    SCHALK: Mitch Landrieu’s Big Easy Money-Grab

SCHALK: Mitch Landrieu’s Big Easy Money-Grab

Editor’s Note: A guest post from Lee Schalk, State Government Affairs Manager at the National Taxpayers Union New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is calling for three major tax hikes on his city’s

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The Tax Man: Landrieu Proposes Bundle Of Tax Increases

  The Tax Man: Landrieu Proposes Bundle Of Tax Increases

As a solution to courts ruling that the City of New Orleans must pay millions for the city’s firefighters pension fund,

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Don Rumsfeld’s Terrific Letter To The IRS

  Don Rumsfeld’s Terrific Letter To The IRS

Via Facebook. Rumsfeld apparently sends this in every year as a running protest against the ridiculously complex tax laws…

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The Hidden Cost of the Tort Tax

  The Hidden Cost of the Tort Tax

In case you didn’t know, Tax Day is upon us, and Uncle Sam wants his money.  As accountants look longingly

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SADOW: In Support Of A Turnout Requirement

  SADOW: In Support Of A Turnout Requirement

If it’s good enough for Switzerland, Italy, and other countries and states, it ought to be good enough for Louisianans

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SADOW: A Little Less Talk, And A Lot More Action

  SADOW: A Little Less Talk, And A Lot More Action

One thing that veteran politicians count on in the electorate to become veteran politicians is for the electorate to have

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BEAM: That $18 Driver’s License Fee Looks Like A Tax

  BEAM: That $18 Driver’s License Fee Looks Like A Tax

Would you pay an extra $18 to avoid having to wait a long time to renew your Louisiana driver’s license?

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SADOW: Fix Sales Tax Collection System Now, Abolish Breaks Later

  SADOW: Fix Sales Tax Collection System Now, Abolish Breaks Later

A growing dispute over sales taxation never may have happened had the Legislature addressed the matter more decisively and rationally

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SADOW: Shreveport Is A Poster Child For Bad City Management

  SADOW: Shreveport Is A Poster Child For Bad City Management

At year’s end, it’s useful to hold out Shreveport over the last 13 months as an object lesson to the

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If You’re Paying Your Property Tax In Baton Rouge, Make Sure You Include This…

  If You’re Paying Your Property Tax In Baton Rouge, Make Sure You Include This…

…it’s a letter signifying that you’re paying that tax under protest, because you think the CATS tax is unconstitutional. East

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SADOW: Voters School Caddo Commission For Its Arrogance

  SADOW: Voters School Caddo Commission For Its Arrogance

When the Caddo Parish Commission decided to ask voters to lengthen term limits from three to five, it gambled with

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SADOW: Caddo Voters Ought To Reject The Tax Measures On The Ballot Saturday

  SADOW: Caddo Voters Ought To Reject The Tax Measures On The Ballot Saturday

Saturday, Caddo Parish officials are wanting voters to approve both parish-wide measures on the ballot. The public needs to resist

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SADOW: Louisiana’s Constitution Trumps A Little Inconvenience Here And There

  SADOW: Louisiana’s Constitution Trumps A Little Inconvenience Here And There

The federal government’s effort to paint stripes on the same-sex pair horse and calling it a marriage zebra in Louisiana

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WAGUESPACK: Fall’s Promise

  WAGUESPACK: Fall’s Promise

I love this time of year. As summer winds down and the kids head back to school with new shoes,

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