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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, so all the public got was this… Louisiana has “failed”

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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. In fact, that’s how it happened that this $8 million

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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 year, we release an analysis to illustrate exactly how lawmakers

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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 took a big business loss in 1995 and likely carried

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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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Looks Like John Bel Is Getting Schlonged In His Tax-Raising Special Session

  Looks Like John Bel Is Getting Schlonged In His Tax-Raising Special Session

All that screaming and yelling for more or less nothing. Senate President John Alario gave up Thursday morning on passing

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LIGI: Louisiana Needs Structural Change, Not Gimmicks And Tax Hikes

  LIGI: Louisiana Needs Structural Change, Not Gimmicks And Tax Hikes

Editor’s Note: A guest post from Tony Ligi… It is clearly evident that regardless of who our Governor is or

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HITHER AND YON: The House Squashes Edwards’ Centerpiece Tax Bill

  HITHER AND YON: The House Squashes Edwards’ Centerpiece Tax Bill

Last night at the state capitol, the last-gasp attempt by Gov. John Bel Edwards to boost taxes on individual Louisianans

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STONECIPHER: Honor Louisiana’s Taxpayers, Gov. Edwards

  STONECIPHER: Honor Louisiana’s Taxpayers, Gov. Edwards

Editor’s Note: A guest post by Shreveport-based demographer and political analyst Elliott Stonecipher. No matter anything else, many Louisianans believed

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