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Senators blast business for seeking to protect tax breaks

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Democratic state senators grilled business lobbyists Tuesday on the second-to-last day of the special legislative session, saying companies aren’t doing their fair share to help close Louisiana’s budget gap. Lobbyists for the oil and gas industry, chemical plants and other companies urged the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee not to shrink the sales tax ...

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Louisiana’s current budget woes mirror 1988 financial gaps

BATON ROUGE, La. — A new Louisiana governor inherits a massive budget mess, a state struggling with years of red ink that his predecessor patched through rather than fixing. Now, government services are on the chopping block, threatened with hefty reductions. Sound familiar? That was the scene when Buddy Roemer took over as Louisiana’s governor in March 1988. And it’s ...

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Louisiana editorial roundup

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ____ Feb. 10 The Times-Picayune on offshore oil revenue: There are some numbers that everybody concerned about Louisiana’s eroding coast knows offhand. Every 38 minutes, the state loses about a football-field-sized chunk of land. In 2017, the state is scheduled to receive 37.5 percent of the royalties that come from offshore oil and gas exploration ...

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Jindal considering cuts to college fund he pushed to create

BATON ROUGE, La. — When it was created last year, a $40 million incentive fund to pay for college programs that fill high-demand jobs in Louisiana was hailed as critical to both higher education and the state’s workforce needs. Now, with the state grappling with deep budget problems, Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing to strip financing from the fund that ...

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