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    WAGUESPACK: A Fork In Our Road

WAGUESPACK: A Fork In Our Road

Louisiana is on the road to progress, but has suddenly come to a crossroads. The state’s budget challenges are a hot topic these days, yet many of the root causes

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    WAGUESPACK: Peel Back The Onion

WAGUESPACK: Peel Back The Onion

Unless Congress acts, this will be the year the threats of Obamacare become reality for American employers. This is especially true for small business. Five years after becoming law, the

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    SADOW: Could Be The Unproductive Louisiana Tax Credits Get The Axe This Year

SADOW: Could Be The Unproductive Louisiana Tax Credits Get The Axe This Year

As the good news/bad news trajectory of oil prices overall negatively impacts Louisiana’s bottom line, political cover to rid the state of counterproductive tax exceptions could be at hand. It’s

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    The Advocate Demands You Pay More In Taxes

The Advocate Demands You Pay More In Taxes

In the first of what is sure to be a long train of editorials in Louisiana’s newspapers drying over the “crippling” of Louisiana’s public fisc, the Baton Rouge Advocate had a

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    The St. George Response To The BRAC-BRAF “Tax Increase” Report

The St. George Response To The BRAC-BRAF “Tax Increase” Report

Yesterday, the St. George organizers put out a detailed response to a report issued by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and Baton Rouge Area Foundation which alleged, among other things,

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    SADOW: If You Want To Eliminate Those Tax Breaks, Consider Relief On Tax Rates

SADOW: If You Want To Eliminate Those Tax Breaks, Consider Relief On Tax Rates

It’s never not the time to discuss state tax rate relief in Louisiana. In fact, it may provide the way by which to get rid of counterproductive tax exceptions. Increasingly

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BRAC And BRAF Release Study Claiming St. George Would Result In Higher Taxes; The Response Isn’t Complimentary

  BRAC And BRAF Release Study Claiming St. George Would Result In Higher Taxes; The Response Isn’t Complimentary

On Friday, a study commissioned by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber analyzed the one-page

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HECK: Another Way To Skin Mayor-President Kip Holden’s Tax-Increase Cat

  HECK: Another Way To Skin Mayor-President Kip Holden’s Tax-Increase Cat

Editor’s Note: This post was made in response to a proposal floated by Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden earlier this

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SADOW: Still More Tax Votes Coming For Shreveporters

  SADOW: Still More Tax Votes Coming For Shreveporters

OK, the good news is Shreveport got through 15 ballot items in recent conducted election, including one that would have

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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