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Louisiana: Rich State or Poor State?
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Louisiana: Rich State or Poor State?

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All findings of the 2016 Index considered, the regimen for Louisiana is clear. Louisiana needs to adopt more fiscally responsible policies, including a tax policy overhaul if it wants to improve its Economic Outlook and become more hospitable to individuals and businesses.

Happy Tax Freedom Day, Louisiana!
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Happy Tax Freedom Day, Louisiana!

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All in all, Americans will spend more on taxes than they will on food, housing and clothing combined.

Louisiana’s Expanding Reentry Efforts Promise Cost Savings and Safer Communities
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Louisiana’s Expanding Reentry Efforts Promise Cost Savings and Safer Communities

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In Louisiana, Reentry Courts make use of the innovative reentry program at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola – known as the Offender Rehabilitation and Workforce Development Program.

Louisiana’s New “Amazon Law” Raises Constitutional Questions
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Louisiana’s New “Amazon Law” Raises Constitutional Questions

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The question of whether states can or should tax businesses when their only in-state presence is an internet link on an affiliate’s website has been a point of controversy in recent years.

Guest Commentary: Governor Edwards, Please Don’t Make Me Regret Moving to Louisiana
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Guest Commentary: Governor Edwards, Please Don’t Make Me Regret Moving to Louisiana

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But raising the state sales tax without reducing other taxes will just knock the state of its top-five states for taxes and distance itself from the leaders in the country.