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Louisiana Represented in Fortune’s List

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Louisiana has six companies in Fortune Magazine’s annual list of the largest corporations in America. Unfortunately, with over 1000 companies listed, six a fairly paltry number–though it is more than in years past. Entergy Corp., the New Orleans utility, weighed in at no. 205 with revenue of $13 billion. Shaw […]

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Smoker’s Tax Burns Hole in Louisiana Wallets

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As most everyone knows by now, the federal smoker’s tax went up last week. The tax charged to cigarette manufacturers went up from 39 cents per pack to $1.01. Large cigars are now taxed 40 cents each, up from 5 cents. Pipe-tobacco taxes rose from $1.10 to $2.83. The tax […]

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Good News on Vouchers

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Jay Greene explains why voucher proponents should not throw in the towel. The studies cited in the article will be useful when the inevitable attempt to kill the New Orleans voucher (whoops, scholarship) program takes place. Jay, by the way, maintains a blog that is required reading for anyone with […]

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Louisiana Tea Parties and More

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Greta Perry has posted a comprehensive list of Tea Parties in Louisiana. And if you are seeking a way to have a long-term impact on the future of this state, our friends at American Majority engage in the training of potential candidates and activists. Check out their new website After […]

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Good News for Louisiana Beer Lovers

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A New York Times article about New Orleans with no political agenda? Strange but true. This piece on New Orleans’ developing beer industry is encouraging news for beer aficionados and for those of us who believe the city can become a magnet for entrepreneurs. As a beer enthusiast I can […]