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AAA Says Road Congestion Brought On By Cheap Gas

With Americans paying gas prices that are currently sitting lower that a Hot Wheels tricycle seat, is it any wonder the highways and byways of our great land are literally swarming with drivers...

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Minimum Wage Bill Makes It Out Of Committee

 

A bill that would raise our stat'es minimum wage to $8 an hour beginning next year and then skyrocket all the way up to $8.50 in 2018 made it out of the Senate Labor Committee, barely. By ...

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Senate To Hear Bill Proposed To Raise Minimum Wage In Louisiana [POLL]

Louisiana minimum wage could be could going from $7.25 to $8.00 an hour.

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New Taxes Go Into Effect Friday, April 1

It was a busy - and sometimes contentious - special legislative session that wrapped up recently, resulting in a number of changes to Louisiana’s tax laws.

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Prepare To Pay More To Party

 

It's no joke, beginning April 1st folks here in Louisiana will pay one to two cents more per serving of alcohol as our state tax on booze jumps from 14th highest in the nation to somewhere near the top ten. The...

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Flooding Responsible For $20 Million In State Highway Damage

At least $20 million will be needed to repair state roadways damaged by the recent high water and heavy rains across Louisiana.

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How Dependent is Louisiana Fiscally on a Federal Level?

I don't know about you, but every time I roll down I-20, I wonder where all the federal dollars are to fix our roadways and infrastructure.

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Edwards: Changes Coming To TOPS

 

The TOPS scholarship program is likely to undergo some profound changes due to the $750 million dollar budget shortfall, according to Governor John Bel Edwards. "We...

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Louisiana’s Biggest Population Centers Big Indeed

 

Louisiana has two of the top ten fattest cities in America and three of the top twenty.  We are literally chewing up the competition. In ...

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State Tax Credits May Disappear

 

 

With the state of Louisiana being so woefully broke, you knew it wouldn't be long until every dime the state gave in tax credits, exemptions, exclusions, rebates and refunds to businesses and individuals came under the microscope. And stat...

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Category: Economy, Louisiana News
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Governor Edward’s Popularity On The Rise

 

Governor John Bel Edwards is enjoying a spike in his favorability ratings as former Governor Bobby Jindal is seen more and more by many to blame for our state's economic woes. 43%...

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MPC Director Discusses Massive Plan for Distribution Center that Could Mean 4,000 Jobs

Industrial Complex Could Mean 4,000 Jobs

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