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Filing sales tax is a necessity for businesses, but Louisiana’s antiquated system of sales tax collection places an undue burden on local companies. Most states operate a centralized sales tax collection system, where a single entity is responsible for collecting sales tax from businesses for state and local governments. Louisiana, on the other hand, utilizes…

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The Wall Street Journal recently spotlighted Governor John Bel Edwards’ particular brand of good ole boy politics. In a column entitled, “The Governor and Louisiana Lawyers Plot an Energy Shakedown,” writer Allysia Finley details the slimy relationship Louisiana’s governor has with various trial lawyers – many of whom bankrolled his 2015 campaign win – and how…

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Louisiana’s 5.9% unemployment rate is the fourth highest in the nation. There are more people in Louisiana looking for work than not.1 This is despite the fact that, at the start of the decade Louisiana was enjoying rapid growth and was seen as a rising economy and a state that offered a lot to prospective…

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Louisiana has a problem. Excessive lawsuits are costing the state as many as 50,000 new jobs every year.1 Lawsuit abuse doesn’t just hamper job growth in Louisiana, it also increases the cost of living for all Louisianans. For example, it is no coincidence that our state has some of the highest car insurance premium rates. If…

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Today, there is a dire need for Louisiana to attract new and better jobs for its citizens. Unfortunately, the current governor’s administration is not working to make a more beneficial business environment. When uprooting a business, starting a new endeavor or searching for your next expansion, there are a number of factors that determine where…

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There are countless Louisianans employed in the state’s oil and gas industry, and their livelihoods and future job opportunities are being threatened by Gov. John Bel Edwards and his administration. Our state is blessed with abundant natural resources, which have helped power our economy, fuel job growth and build the foundations for hundreds of thousands…

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