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Occupational Licensing In Louisiana: Anti-Job, Anti-Growth
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Occupational Licensing In Louisiana: Anti-Job, Anti-Growth

Onerous Licensing Laws in Louisiana Licensing laws in Louisiana have always been onerous. We are, after all, the only state in the union that licenses florists. That bears repeating: we are the only state in the U.S. that has the dubious distinction of demanding that florists be a licensed profession. […]

Louisiana Ranked Worst for State Lawsuit Climate
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Louisiana Ranked Worst for State Lawsuit Climate

A recent survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has identified Louisiana as the worst state in the nation for lawsuit climate. What that means is that businesses are being scared away from Louisiana by the threat of lawsuits.

Louisiana Breweries Are Being Harmed By Regulations
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Louisiana Breweries Are Being Harmed By Regulations

The Brewers Association, a beer industry non-profit, has ranked Louisiana 48th out of the 50 states for breweries per capita in a recent report. This is not for lack of love for beer, but because Louisiana’s regulatory and tax environment for breweries is unfavorable. We’ve set the wrong incentives, that is all, and it is easy enough to fix

LABI Published Louisiana Legislature Scorecard 2017
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LABI Published Louisiana Legislature Scorecard 2017

The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, better known as LABI, recently published the Louisiana Legislature Scorecard 2017. This is always a good way to figure out how your legislators have been voting on key issues of importance to the economy. Whether it’s for criminal justice, taxes, or budgetary issues, the LABI Scorecard tracks it all.

Louisiana Criminal Justice Reform Package Clears House & Senate
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Louisiana Criminal Justice Reform Package Clears House & Senate

The criminal justice reform package that has been pushed by Louisiana Smart on Crime, Pelican Institute, LABI, Blueprint Louisiana, C100 Louisiana, and others has just passed the House and Senate, paving the way for the Governor to sign the ten bills into law.