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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.

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.