• Trump, Ryan going to BAT for tax reform, economic growth
  • Republicans Gatti, Crews vie for Louisiana House to replace now-Congressman Mike Johnson
  • Deja vu for Louisiana high-speed a Internet Broadband project, once again
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trump greatIt has been over three decades since our country’s last major tax reform was passed during the Reagan administration. Since that time, America has increased tax rates on businesses and individuals and become less competitive. 

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lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

   Raymond Crews and Robbie Gatti are headed to a runoff in state House District 8 on April 29 to fill  the seat left vacant when Mike Johnson was elected  to Congress.  Both are Republicans.
    Crews came in first with 41% of the vote, followed by Gatti with 37%..  Two other candidates in the race were Duke Lowrie, who finished with 16%, and Patrick Harrington, who had 6%.

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jindal broadbandIt’s déjà vu all over again for a broadband access project in Louisiana that saw the same mistakes repeated, leading to its demise both times.

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edmonson2by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

It must be nice when you can get the rules written just for you.

There must come a time when even the most disinterested, blasé, apolitical person living has to look up from whatever else occupies his interest and say, “Wait a damned minute. This just ain’t right and we’re not gonna do it.”

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scalesToday's Louisiana Business News: Dedication of $1.025B production plant; Louisiana entertainment;  Aquarium; Unemployment report; Louisiana 7th best for women starting business 

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BATON ROUGE SKYHow are the tax credits being used in the more traditional industries in Louisiana such as oil and gas, agriculture and tourism? Also, Louisiana has a booming tourism industry which includes major conventions—so, how can the state take advantage of these incoming convention opportunities?  Last, how might a business executive obtain information about the programs?

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creedIs there a benefit for Louisiana to have multiple tax credit programs under the umbrella of Louisiana Entertainment?

In the interview with Stephen Sabludowsky, publisher of Bayoubuzz.com, Chris Stelly discussed how to the tax credits for Movies, music, live performance and live productions do cross pollinate and the benefits not only for the state, but for all involved.

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la film 2According to Chris Stelly, Louisiana state is very competitive and becoming increasingly diversified in its entertainment business.  Stelly, who is Executive Director Louisiana Office of Entertainment Industry, Division of Louisiana Economic Development, made these and other comments in a Facebook Live interview with Bayoubuzz Publisher Stephen Sabludowsky, Friday morning. 

More particularly, Stelly said the film industry is making a comeback after a slight setback due to the budget woes which created a perception problem that the film industry was failing.

 

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stelly-small2It was Louisiana entertainment and technology meeting Google Hangout advocates on Thursday as ideas and opportunities were added to a roux of “making business” Google Hangout and Louisiana style. 

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film4Attend the live webcast--see below

Much has been written recently about the awesome growth of the petrochemical industry in Louisiana, over the past few years. 

But, there's another industry that has taken center stage.  The Industry of Entertainment.

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LouisianaAveryIsland2With prices going through the roof at destinations such as Disney World, New York City and elsewhere, here is an idea.

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GameloftDigital Media is becoming a powerful and quite important industry throughout the world and especially in Louisiana. 

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