Louisiana not best or worst to be rich or poor from tax perspective

Monday, 23 March 2015 15:05 Written by

BATON-ROUGE-SKYFrom a tax perspective, Louisiana ranks in the middle when it comes to states best and worst to be rich or to be poor.

In a new survey from WalletHub, Louisiana that considers the best and the worst, Louisiana is not on the high or the low end of any of the findings.  

Louisiana governor's race polls, voters unrest and broke
Monday, 23 March 2015 14:50 Written by

Louisiana capitolby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
With 2015 being a high-profile election year in the great State of Louisiana, with the governor’s race at the top of the heap, it is not surprising, therefore, that polls are on a roll to detect the views of the state’s voters.

Port of New Orleans tonnage activity has banner year
Monday, 23 March 2015 14:04 Written by

portA banner year for the Port of New Orleans.

Cargo worked at the Port of New Orleans’ public docks in 2014 totaled 8.37 million tons, the highest total since 2000 and up 28 percent compared to the prior 12-month period.

My dear friend, Barbara Bush, I will not help Jeb for President
Friday, 20 March 2015 12:36 Written by

bushesThank you so much for the thoughtful “friend” fundraising letter that you sent me and millions of other Americans this week. You were so kind to solicit donations on behalf of your son Jeb’s presidential campaign. Of course, you let us know that you “changed your mind” because on April 25, 2013 you told Matt Lauer of the “Today” show that “there are other people out there that are very qualified and we’ve had enough Bushes.”

Yes, Bob Mann, Crouere, Bagert and others, Jindal should resign
Friday, 20 March 2015 12:02 Written by


Roughly seven years ago, I wrote one of the most difficult columns I had ever written.

Louisiana Rep. Tim Burns: Introducing Fiscal Reform Part 2
Friday, 20 March 2015 09:59

roemerby Louisiana Representative Tim Burns,

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 two economics professors from Tulane University, Dr. Steven Sheffrin and Dr. James Alm. The study was commissioned by House Speaker Chuck Kleckley and Senate President John Alario and paid for by the legislature and Tulane University.

Jindal eyeing Louisiana Lottery to help balance budget?
Thursday, 19 March 2015 14:45 Written by

lotteryby Tom Aswell, Publisher of LouisianaVoice

There’s nothing left to be said other than to say Bobby Jindal is bat guano crazy.

The Louisiana Office of Group Benefits (OGB) was cruising along in 2011, providing virtually complaint-free quick turnarounds on medical claims for state employees, retirees and their dependents.


New Polls bad sign for Democrats in Governor's race
Thursday, 19 March 2015 14:18 Written by

vitter-memoA couple of polls concerning the governor’s contest later this year have hit the public consciousness. You can’t put much stock in them as to how the contest will turn out, but they do show the very broad contours of the race as it threatens to develop, and provide especially trenchant information for Democrats.

Dotty Pregnant Kate Middleton goes potty with laughing gas?
Thursday, 19 March 2015 14:01 Written by

kate-flowersHas Kate Middleton gone all dotty?


For now, is the Louisiana Governor's race really Edwards vs. Vitter?
Thursday, 19 March 2015 13:32 Written by

smokyPolls, polls and more polls…

Recently, two Louisiana polls have emerged making a bit of noise in the state’s political stratosphere.


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