Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Public wants Solutions, not Rhetoric

The public wants solutions to everyday problems, not political rhetoric. A recent communication from the Republican Party of Louisiana, appears to emphasize rhetoric over solutions, in its coverage of the Louisiana budget process. The communication chastised Republicans, including myself, for

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House Considers Trimming Budget Deficit by Addressing Corporate Tax Loopholes

The Louisiana House of Representatives is set to consider a plan to address the state’s budget deficit and help prevent further cuts to higher education and health care by closing corporate tax loopholes. Some portions of the plan were included

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Hawks Deficit Reduction Plan: One-Time Money vs. Reducing Business Tax Exemptions

The Fiscal Hawks put forth a deficit reduction plan after adjournment yesterday to address a $525 million structural deficit with $106 million in cuts, $87 million in other reductions and enhancements, and $329 million in revenues from trimming 15% off

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Are the “Fiscal Hawks” Today’s “Young Turks?”

The Young Turks were a group of Louisiana legislators in the late 1960’s and early 70’s who urged for spending cuts, reducing the number of state employees, and reducing the amount of bonded indebtedness. They also instituted a number of

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