Economy

Louisiana Sets Record For Tourists
For the fourth year in a row Louisiana has set a new record for tourism, welcoming almost 29 million visitors who spent over 11 billion dollars. That's a 3% increase from last year and a much needed shot in the arm for a state that is currently staring at a  $750 million dollar deficit, sa…
Louisiana’s Credit Rating Downgraded
Two out of the big three credit rating agencies have downgraded our state's credit rating, meaning Louisiana will pay more for loans. Worse still, it comes just days before the state goes to market on general obligation bonds the state was hoping to use to refinance its debt that could top $600…
Federal Tax Deadline Approaching
If you owe the federal government tax money, and have not yet managed to transfer those funds from your bank account to Uncle Sam's, your reasons for failing to pay up could vary as widely as "I think perhaps our elected officials are too stupid to have control of this money, and so I …
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? Americans have saved approximately $10 BILLION, (that's BILLION, as in 'many') dollars at …
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 a vote of 4-3 those seven people decided to let their peers actually discuss and vote on whether or not their f…

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