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State-by-State Economic Report Shows a Lackluster Louisiana
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State-by-State Economic Report Shows a Lackluster Louisiana

Louisiana’s economic prospects are mediocre, according to a new report released by the American Legislative Exchange Council, which ranked the 50 states according to their economic outlook in 2013.

Small Businesses Rate Louisiana #7 for Best Training Programs, State Earns B+ Overall
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Small Businesses Rate Louisiana #7 for Best Training Programs, State Earns B+ Overall

Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has released the second-annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey showing that small businesses rated Louisiana among the most business friendly states, particularly in terms of its training programs and labor regulations.

Louisiana’s Business Climate Rated Highly in Recent Studies
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Louisiana’s Business Climate Rated Highly in Recent Studies

It is widely expected that tax reform will be the Jindal administration’s primary goal in the 2013 Louisiana legislative session. In a recent Advocate report, Tim Barfield from the Department of Revenue addressed the need for reform, pointing out that it is the “sticker price” and not the actual tax burden that is hampering “Louisiana’s efforts to attract businesses.”

The Case for Pension Reform
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The Case for Pension Reform

The complex nature of the retirement system tends to obscure the importance of pension reform. This has contributed to an unfortunate lack of urgency over the years. But while the details can appear daunting, the crux of the matter is simple: Louisiana has promised its retirees more than it can deliver.

Obama Health Care Exchange: Not the Answer for Louisiana
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Obama Health Care Exchange: Not the Answer for Louisiana

Last week the Louisiana Budget Project (LBP) published a response to our critique of the health insurance exchange proposed by Sen. Karen Carter Peterson in SB744. We have reviewed their arguments in favor of the exchange and find them unpersuasive.