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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.

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.

Guest Commentary: Introducing “Article V 2.0″: The Compact for a Balanced Budget
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Guest Commentary: Introducing “Article V 2.0″: The Compact for a Balanced Budget

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What if the states could advance and ratify a powerful federal balanced budget amendment in just twelve months? It could happen with a new approach to state-originated amendments under Article V of the United States Constitution.

Smart on Sentencing, Smart on Crime: An Argument for Reforming Louisiana’s Determinate Sentencing Laws
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Smart on Sentencing, Smart on Crime: An Argument for Reforming Louisiana’s Determinate Sentencing Laws

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A new study details how Louisiana can reduce its prison population and corrections spending without lessening public safety by eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders and reforming its habitual offender law.

Tough on Crime or Right on Crime?
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Tough on Crime or Right on Crime?

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Louisiana can find a better way to fight crime, prioritize victims and protect taxpayers.