Changing Times for TOPS?

Governor John Bel Edwards recently made the provocative statement to the The Advocate  editorial board that if the state doesn’t return to full funding of the TOPS scholarship program within a year or two the program and public expectations about it will be permanently altered. He’s probably right. In 2016 the previously unthinkable happened. For […]

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Understanding the State Fiscal Mess

The legislatively-created Task Force on Structural Changes in Budget and Tax Policy has released its final report and for those who want a better understanding of the fiscal mess Louisiana is in and ideas  for getting out of it, it’s worth the read. Louisiana’s Opportunity: Comprehensive Solutions for a Sustainable Tax and Spending Structure is […]

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Opportunities Ahead for 2017

Popular TV meteorologist Jay Grymes recently told the Baton Rouge Rotary that 2016 was the most destructive year in the state in more than a decade. River flooding in January, tornado outbreaks in February, flooding in north Louisiana in March, historic south Louisiana flooding in August and then a drought in the fall. And that […]

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Happy Holidays to all our CABL Friends and Supporters

Thanks to all who have supported CABL’s mission in 2016 of working for the betterment of Louisiana. In 2017, we  pledge to continue our efforts to improve opportunities for all in our state and promote policies to move Louisiana forward. End of Year Tax Planning As year-end quickly approaches, so do important 2016 tax planning deadlines. […]

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We Don’t Need Detours with The Education of Our Children

In late 2015 in a bipartisan vote, Congress passed the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” or ESSA. It replaced the old “No Child Left Behind” law and now a year later it’s starting to get attention both in Louisiana and states across the country.   ESSA deals with a variety of things, but in the big […]

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Register today! CABL’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon

CABL’s 2016 Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon Keynote: Governor John Bel Edwards Thursday, December 8th, 2016 Registration – 9:00 a.m. 2016 Membership Meeting – 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. Morning Panel Discussion – 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. KeyNote Address and Luncheon – 12:15 p.m. Adjourn – 1:30 p.m. Morning Panel Discussion: Louisiana Longshot by Tyler Bridges […]

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Don’t Forget the Constitutional Amendments

Certainly this election season there has been a huge focus on the presidential race. The U.S. Senate race, after a somewhat slow start, is also starting to draw a lot of attention. And depending on where you live, there are some lively local and regional races on the ballot But not to be lost in […]

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Tax and Budget Task Force Recommendations Are Step Forward

CABL was pleased to serve on the Task Force on Structural Change in Budget and Tax Policy. From our perspective, the group’s final recommendations represent a strong step forward for Louisiana in suggesting a permanent tax structure to replace the temporary actions approved by the Legislature in the 2016 legislative sessions. It was our goal […]

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Register Today! CABL Annual Meeting and Luncheon

CABL’s 2016 Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon Governor John Bel Edwards State of the State Address Thursday, December 8th, 2016 Registration – 9:00 a.m. 2016 Membership Meeting – 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. Morning Panel Discussion – 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. KeyNote Address and Luncheon – 12:15 p.m. Adjourn – 1:30 p.m. L’Auberge Casino Hotel  777 […]

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Task Force Recommendations Represent Strong Step Forward

CABL was pleased to serve on the Task Force on Structural Change in Budget and Tax Policy. From our perspective, the group’s final recommendations represent a strong step forward for Louisiana in suggesting a permanent tax structure to replace the temporary actions approved by the Legislature in the 2016 legislative sessions.

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