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Over 30 New Laws Now In Effect

Over 30 New Laws Now In Effect

Jeremy Alford August 17, 2017 Comments Off on Over 30 New Laws Now In Effect

Part of the policy yield from six lawmaking sessions held over the past 18 months is several new laws recently enacted. They included the official state budget, which weighs in at $28 billion and

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New Laws Take Effect

New Laws Take Effect

Jeremy Alford August 3, 2017 Comments Off on New Laws Take Effect

Part of the policy yield from six lawmaking sessions held over the past 18 months is several new laws recently enacted. They included the official state budget, which weighs in at $28 billion and

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Kleckley Defends Barras

Kleckley Defends Barras

Jeremy Alford July 20, 2017 Comments Off on Kleckley Defends Barras

Former House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, now a government affairs advisor at Adams & Reese in Baton Rouge, recently said that he thought his successor in the Legislature’s lower chamber is “doing a good job.”

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EWE Party Update

EWE Party Update

Jeremy Alford July 6, 2017 Comments Off on EWE Party Update

Another week brings another update on the 90th birthday party for former Gov. Edwin Edwards. The shindig now has a website where tickets can be purchased: EWE90th.com. Expenses for the party are said to

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Louisiana Had Largest Tax Increase In U.S.

Louisiana Had Largest Tax Increase In U.S.

Jeremy Alford June 22, 2017 Comments Off on Louisiana Had Largest Tax Increase In U.S.

Louisiana implemented the largest tax increase in the United States in 2016, according to a 50-state survey compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures. The report estimates the overall increase in Louisiana at

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Gas Tax Hike Still On Agenda

Gas Tax Hike Still On Agenda

Jeremy Alford May 25, 2017 Comments Off on Gas Tax Hike Still On Agenda

While House and Senate leaders contend a proposed increase to the state gasoline tax still has a long road ahead in the ongoing regular session, supporters aren’t letting up on their push to generate

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Dedicated Funds To Get A Close Look In Session

Dedicated Funds To Get A Close Look In Session

Jeremy Alford May 18, 2017 Comments Off on Dedicated Funds To Get A Close Look In Session

Should the Legislature unlock the state’s dedicated funds to free up more money for the budget? An affirmative answer is one of the war cries coming from Republicans in the House and Senate this

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Political Pace Quickens In Baton Rouge

Political Pace Quickens In Baton Rouge

Jeremy Alford May 4, 2017 Comments Off on Political Pace Quickens In Baton Rouge

The Legislature’s regular session will have to deal with complicated policy proposals and a great sense of political urgency. Lawmakers have been charged with closing a $440-million budget shortfall for the fiscal year that

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Loan Program For Louisiana Films?

Loan Program For Louisiana Films?

Jeremy Alford April 20, 2017 Comments Off on Loan Program For Louisiana Films?

As Republican lawmakers and conservative groups like Americans for Prosperity lobby for an end to Louisiana’s $180-million film tax credit program, some industry players are looking into ways to enhance it and introduce reform.

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Eyes Turn To Regular Session

Eyes Turn To Regular Session

Jeremy Alford March 30, 2017 Comments Off on Eyes Turn To Regular Session

Less than 24 hours after the Legislature adjourned its special session, lawmakers serving on the budget committee gathered at the Capitol to hear Gov. John Bel Edwards’ spending proposal for the next fiscal year.

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