The INDsider - Business of Politics The INDsider - Business of Politics http://theind.com/articles.sec-55-1-Business-of-Politics.html Wed, 14 Nov 18 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Lawsuit against superintendent to stretch beyond session]]> Lawsuit against superintendent to stretch beyond session
Despite pleas to hold a hearing before the regular session ends, a judge appears prepared to wait until August to address a lawsuit that questions the employment status of Education Superintendent John White ......]]>
<![CDATA[La. GOP calls for defeat of gas tax hike]]> La. GOP calls for defeat of gas tax hike
Louisiana's Republican Party leaders are urging state lawmakers to reject a gas tax hike ahead of Wednesday's scheduled vote on the measure and have chastised GOP legislators who voted for the proposal ......]]>
<![CDATA[Georges now a Republican]]> Georges now a Republican
New Orleans businessman John Georges is now — again — a Republican. That has state GOP leaders talking and speculating ......]]>
<![CDATA[Corporate tax overhaul pushed to next week]]> Corporate tax overhaul pushed to next week
Rep. Kenny Havard, R-St. Francisville, said his HB 648 was incomplete as drafted and that the amendments he needed to get the legislation into the right posture were still being put together ......]]>
<![CDATA[Early voting totals point to higher turnout in 3rd Circuit race - Interest in Lafayette\'s school board sales tax is magnifying the parish\'s influence in the election.]]> Early voting totals point to higher turnout in 3rd Circuit race - Interest in Lafayette\'s school board sales tax is magnifying the parish\'s influence in the election.
Early voting totals indicate a slightly higher turnout across the district for the Court of Appeal runoff, but interest in Lafayette's school board sales tax is magnifying the parish's influence in the election ......]]>
<![CDATA[Dedicated funds get a close look in session]]> Dedicated funds get a close look in session
Should the Legislature unlock the state’s dedicated funds to free up more money for the budget? ......]]>
<![CDATA[LABI hires John Diez Jr. as PAC director]]> LABI hires John Diez Jr. as PAC director
Diez comes to LABI from his most recent position as the deputy campaign director for David Vitter’s 2015 gubernatorial campaign ......]]>
<![CDATA[The same old game plan]]> The same old game plan
It’s time to face the truth we have long avoided: Louisiana cannot tax, spend and mandate its way to prosperity ......]]>
<![CDATA[Boudreaux named to Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee]]> Boudreaux named to Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee
Freshman senator now sits on committee set to hear major reforms of the state’s tax structure ......]]>
<![CDATA[Loan program for Louisiana films floated]]> Loan program for Louisiana films floated
Some industry players are looking into ways to enhance Louisiana’s film tax credit program and possibly introduce a new reform ......]]>