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Balcony Blog: Truth & Politics

Louisiana Fiscal Reform Act II

Last week, Dr. Jim Richardson, the LSU economics professor, widely acknowledged to be the Dalai Lama of Louisiana fiscal and tax policy and long-standing member of the state’s Revenue Estimating Committee presented a study of Louisiana tax policy. He was assisted in the study by... Read More

The Fun Begins

It was fitting that the 2015 Louisiana Legislative Session opened with an automobile being impaled by the State Capitol’s new security system, since the state is facing a $1.6 billion budget deficit in what is likely to be one of the most contentious session in... Read More

Tax Expenditures: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Louisiana Department of Revenue recently issued an inch thick publication entitled “Tax Exemption Budget 2014-2015.” An alternate title for the publication could be “What’s Wrong with Louisiana’s Leaky Tax code.” The Tax Policy Center, a thinktank associated with the Brookings Institution, defines tax expenditure... Read More

Louisiana Fiscal Reform Act II

Last week, Dr. Jim Richardson, the LSU economics professor, widely acknowledged to be the Dalai Lama of Louisiana fiscal and tax policy and long-standing member of the state’s Revenue Estimating Committee presented a study of Louisiana tax policy. He was assisted in the study by... Read More
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