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Louisiana 19th ranked state for being a taxpayer

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 12:21

wallettaxIt’s no secret that tax bills aren’t created equal. But while most of us understand that some states don’t charge income or sales taxes, we don’t necessarily realize how state-by-state tax differences result in us paying considerably more (or less) than our neighbors in other states. To answer that question, WalletHub today released a report on 2015’s Best & Worst States to Be a Taxpayer.

 

 

 

 

Health advocacy groups come out smoking in favor of cigarette tax for Louisiana
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 12:07 Written by

smokinThe Louisiana legislative session, days away from opening bell, is coming out “smoking” in favor of raising taxes on cigarettes.  

A coalition of five major health advocacy groups  launched the “Invest in a Healthy Louisiana” campaign at the State Capitol in which the partners united in support of legislation by Rep. Harold Ritchie to raise the tax on cigarettes which in turn will save thousands of Louisiana citizens from premature death.

Treas. Kennedy back bills for state workers and retirees health insurance, OGB
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 11:58

kennedyTreasurer John Kennedy has issued this statement in support of Louisiana legislation for the upcoming session:

Baton Rouge Chamber outlines legislative session agenda
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 10:59

 BATON-ROUGE-SKYWith the Louisiana legislative session starting next week, various business organizations are promoting their legislative agendas.

Dinosaur Sen. John McCain needs elected office extinction
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 13:22 Written by

McCainTo no one’s surprise, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) announced his intention to run for re-election. After a distinguished military career and 5 ½ years as a POW in Vietnam, McCain retired from the military and entered politics. McCain was initially elected to the House of Representatives in 1982, followed by his first Senate election in 1986. Since his initial election to the Senate, McCain has won re-election four times.   

For John McCain, 34 years in Congress will not be enough, so he wants another six years as U.S. Senator. In fact, he told one reporter that his Senate career was “just getting started.” If elected again, McCain will be 86 at the end of his next term. 

Religious freedom debate, Louisiana education jeopardy, Kennedy to announce?
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 13:07

wgso-jeff-Louisiana elections, education, religious freedom and gay rights are in the air and on the airwaves.

Today, WGSO’s Jeff Crouere and Bayoubuzz’s Stephen Sabludowsky discussed the ongoing controversy ripping across the United States.

Who is right?  Are Christians targeting gays?  Are gays targeting Christians?  Are we going down a slippery slope that both sides of the debate will regret?

Louisiana legislature should pass new Religious Freedom bill
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 11:35 Written by

Louisiana capitolHB 707 importantly protects religious freedom in Louisiana and deserves swift passage, in spite of the mindless demagoguery already regurgitating against it.

The bill, by state Rep. Mike Johnson, would prevent the state from taking punitive actions against individuals and non-public corporations in the conduct of business who refused to engage in commerce where that action would violate their religious beliefs on the subject of marriage. It most significantly differs from other states’ recent efforts in that it limits conscientious objection only to beliefs regarding marriage and applies only to state government actions.

Jindal allies are waking up and smelling the selfishness
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 11:22 Written by

jindal-obamaby Pat Culverhouse

So now we know. And it took only seven-plus years for even his most staunch supporters to come to grips with the knowledge.
If Bobby Jindal is interested in being governor of Louisiana, then Hillary Clinton cares a little more than a tinker’s damn what anyone thinks about deleted emails.

What on earth HAS Bobby Jindal been doing?
Monday, 06 April 2015 13:31

JINDAL-CHECKMany of us been called “Bobby Jindal haters”.

We’ve been explaining now for years that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is not only far-removed from being presidential material, but, because of his own personal failings, he is light-years away from being gubernatorial quality.

Pinsonat's interview: Miserables, Louisiana legislature, Jindal and budget
Monday, 06 April 2015 12:29

LesMisLogoThe Louisiana legislative session begins next week.  There has been much discussion about the budget, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal’s agenda, other political trends and issues.  No doubt, Louisiana is facing one of the most daunting challenges in his modern history with its budget issues.  

The question arises with Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal on the presidential campaign trail, who will take the lead?  Can we expect a revolt of some type with the built-up frustration of legislators and the public.

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