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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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Edwards Reveals Fundraising Data

Edwards Reveals Fundraising Data

Jeremy Alford March 16, 2017 Comments Off on Edwards Reveals Fundraising Data

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ re-election campaign has raised $3.6 million since he was elected governor in 2015, according to a new report filed with the state Board of Ethics. Overall, the governor’s campaign raised

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Fees To Be Part Of Special Session

Fees To Be Part Of Special Session

Jeremy Alford March 2, 2017 Comments Off on Fees To Be Part Of Special Session

Options. That’s the buzzword coming from the fourth floor of the State Capitol, which is where Gov. John Bel Edwards and his staff work. While there was some thought about a cuts-only special session

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Rainy Day Debate Begins

Rainy Day Debate Begins

Jeremy Alford February 16, 2017 Comments Off on Rainy Day Debate Begins

The Edwards Administration’s proposal to use $119 million from the state’s emergency savings account, known as the Rainy Day Fund, is meeting opposition from conservative lawmakers who worry there have been too many transfers

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Political Ads Found New Homes In 2016

Political Ads Found New Homes In 2016

Jeremy Alford February 2, 2017 Comments Off on Political Ads Found New Homes In 2016

The share of political ad spending long held by broadcast television took a major dive in 2016 as campaigns in Louisiana and across the nation turned their attention to online platforms. It’s yet another

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