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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 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.

Taking Inventory of Louisiana’s Outdated Tax
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Taking Inventory of Louisiana’s Outdated Tax

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Those calling to increase state revenue by eliminating the inventory tax credit need to be reminded that taxes make doing business more expensive. The more expensive an activity is, the less a person can engage in it.