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    WAGUESPACK: The Other Side Of The Story

WAGUESPACK: The Other Side Of The Story

These are challenging times for many in Louisiana, including our employers. The state budget deficit has dominated the headlines for months, with several articles unfairly targeting the private sector to

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    WAGUESPACK: Reputation And Rankings

WAGUESPACK: Reputation And Rankings

Reputations can be hard to earn and even harder to keep. This week, a few important rankings came out that provide insight into some aspects of Louisiana’s reputation. Chief Executive

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    UPDATED: Here Come The Poachers To Take Louisiana’s Economy Away

UPDATED: Here Come The Poachers To Take Louisiana’s Economy Away

A couple of months ago we heard a rumor that Texas governor Greg Abbott would be opening an office in downtown Baton Rouge for that state’s economic development office to

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    NOLA.com Suggests Edwards’ Next Tax Move Will Be To Eat The Rich

NOLA.com Suggests Edwards’ Next Tax Move Will Be To Eat The Rich

That’s the word from J.R. Ball’s column today… It’s almost official: Increasing income taxes, or at least changing tax rates, so more money flows into the state’s coffers will be

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    WAGUESPACK: June Is Too Soon

WAGUESPACK: June Is Too Soon

Here we go again. This week, the drumbeat is ramping up for yet another special session to be held in June to increase yet another round of taxes. As a

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    VIDEO: Kennedy And Appel Debate TOPS Cuts And The State’s Budget

VIDEO: Kennedy And Appel Debate TOPS Cuts And The State’s Budget

This comes from WDSU in New Orleans earlier today, and it’s a pretty good 15-minute discussion of the TOPS program and why it’s in the state it’s in – wherein

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WAGUESPACK: Ready For A New Story

  WAGUESPACK: Ready For A New Story

And the hits just keep on coming. Employers in Louisiana have felt the pinch over the last year of an

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Edwards Brags About Chicken Coop At Governor’s Mansion, Claims Vitter Would Have Raised Taxes

  Edwards Brags About Chicken Coop At Governor’s Mansion, Claims Vitter Would Have Raised Taxes

Those are just a couple of highlights from the interview our governor did with WWL’s Eric Paulsen yesterday. Edwards can

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MANESS: Pass The Fair Tax And Blow Up The Tax Code

  MANESS: Pass The Fair Tax And Blow Up The Tax Code

Editor’s Note: A guest post by Col. Rob Maness, a Republican running for United States Senate in Louisiana.  With tax day

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VIDEO: Ted Cruz Does CNBC’s Squawk Box, And It’s Amazing

  VIDEO: Ted Cruz Does CNBC’s Squawk Box, And It’s Amazing

This is from yesterday morning. Cruz does 46 minutes with the Squawk Box crowd, all of it on taxes, the

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HITHER AND YON: Legislature Accidentally Creates Good Policy, Vows To Remedy The Error

  HITHER AND YON: Legislature Accidentally Creates Good Policy, Vows To Remedy The Error

Have you heard about the mad scramble in the Legislature following the revelation that the “cleaning of the pennies” of

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They Said It Was Important To Balance The State Budget With Tax Increases, So This Is What You Get…

  They Said It Was Important To Balance The State Budget With Tax Increases, So This Is What You Get…

You get the highest sales taxes in the country, the most complicated set of exemptions and non-exemptions imaginable, absolute chaos

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How Much Funny Business Is There With Edwards’ Budget Projections?

  How Much Funny Business Is There With Edwards’ Budget Projections?

If it seems to you that every other day there are new numbers being thrown around as to the size

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AUDIO: Valarie Hodges With Moon Griffon On The Special Session

  AUDIO: Valarie Hodges With Moon Griffon On The Special Session

Via KPEL, an inside look at what happened in last week’s legislative special session finale. Here’s Rep. Valarie Hodges, on

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WAGUESPACK: The Burgeoning Bureaucratic Business Of Blaming Business

  WAGUESPACK: The Burgeoning Bureaucratic Business Of Blaming Business

The fiscal special session to raise revenues mercifully ended last week. Many individual and business taxpayers were left dangling in

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APPEL: Louisiana Needs A New Fiscal Model

  APPEL: Louisiana Needs A New Fiscal Model

On Monday we start a new session; more importantly, as I have written, we start a session that offers opportunities

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Here’s How The Special Session Is Expected To End…

  Here’s How The Special Session Is Expected To End…

The Monroe News Star’s Greg Hilburn has a report that largely conforms to what we’re hearing about what the Louisiana

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VIDEO: Karen Carter Peterson And Friends Interrogate The Business Community On Taxes

  VIDEO: Karen Carter Peterson And Friends Interrogate The Business Community On Taxes

This comes from yesterday’s Senate Revenue and Fiscal Matters Committee at the Louisiana legislative special session, and it’s extremely instructive

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It’s All Stephen Waguespack’s Fault

  It’s All Stephen Waguespack’s Fault

At least that’s the narrative coming out of John Bel Edwards, the Democrats in the legislature and their pals in

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