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New Report Finds Louisiana Proposal to Raise Taxes Will Hinder Economic Growth
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New Report Finds Louisiana Proposal to Raise Taxes Will Hinder Economic Growth

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A new report, Addressing Louisiana’s Budget Shortfall: Strategies for Growth, released today by the Pelican Institute, Louisiana’s premier voice for free markets, found that proposals to raise taxes to finance more state government spending will hinder economic activity and growth.

Louisiana Tailgating May Cost More This Season
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Louisiana Tailgating May Cost More This Season

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When you head to the store to load up on supplies for tailgating this weekend, you will probably find some of your party necessities cost more than last year.

Report Finds Louisiana’s Fiscal Health “Below Average”
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Report Finds Louisiana’s Fiscal Health “Below Average”

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Louisiana’s fiscal health ranks 33rd best among the states and Puerto Rico, according to a 2016 report by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Louisiana Ranked Among Worst States for Business
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Louisiana Ranked Among Worst States for Business

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Remarkably, the report ranks Louisiana 30 spots lower than it did last year. This represents the largest decline of any state in the nation.

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.