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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 economy in recession, billions of dollars in more state taxes

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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 do what he want with the property, so his chicken

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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 officially upon us, it is a perfect time to point

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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 Fed, financial regulation and the interplay between big business, small

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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 the state sales tax has now resulted in a potential

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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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HITHER AND YON: The House Passes A Watered-Down Booze Tax

  HITHER AND YON: The House Passes A Watered-Down Booze Tax

For all the whining and griping he’s done, Gov. John Bel Edwards is getting grudging approval from the House for

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John Bel Edwards Is Failing, And He’s Whining About It

  John Bel Edwards Is Failing, And He’s Whining About It

The thing you have to understand about what’s going on in this year’s legislative special session is that Louisiana has

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AMATEUR HOUR: Edwards Now Says The Mid-Year Deficit Doubled Overnight, Calls Presser For Today

  AMATEUR HOUR: Edwards Now Says The Mid-Year Deficit Doubled Overnight, Calls Presser For Today

WAFB-TV has the story of the latest adventure in Responsible Government by our hillbilly caudillo… According to officials with the

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SEABAUGH: Why I Voted For The One-Cent Sales Tax Increase

  SEABAUGH: Why I Voted For The One-Cent Sales Tax Increase

Yesterday, the Louisiana House of Representatives acted to close the hole in the Louisiana budget created by the fall in

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Your Taxes Are Going Up And It’s Your Fault

  Your Taxes Are Going Up And It’s Your Fault

Well, some of you aren’t at fault. But most of you are, and so Thursday, when the House votes to

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