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Was anyone really surprised when Amazon snubbed Louisiana for its new HQ2?

By Robert Mann Few, if any, at the state Capitol should have been shocked that no Louisiana city was among the 20 finalists for the massive, new second Amazon.com headquarters, also known as HQ2. The $6.56 billion in tax incentives … Continue reading

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It’s no mystery how Louisiana could solve its fiscal, economic woes

By Robert Mann You would think fixing Louisiana government’s fiscal affairs was like achieving Middle East peace or beating Alabama at football. For almost 10 years, state government has staggered from one fiscal crisis to another. Lawmakers are like blindfolded … Continue reading

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Poverty of debate in the Louisiana governor’s race

“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” –Archbishop Dom Helder Camara By Robert Mann The only thing more scandalous than Louisiana’s pervasive poverty is … Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal’s ‘economic miracle’ is a mirage

By Robert Mann Did you know that Louisiana is an economic paradise? Are you aware that business executives stampede here with a fervor not unlike that of the 1849 California gold rush? I know what you’re thinking. Like me, you’re … Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal claims credit for an economic miracle that’s really a mirage

By Robert Mann Gov. Bobby Jindal’s “State of the State” address to the Louisiana Legislature on Monday was such a cornucopia of half-truths and distortions, it’s difficult to know where to start. The longer Jindal serves as governor, the greater … Continue reading

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Booming economy? Jindal orders yet another spending freeze

By Robert Mann If Louisiana’s economy is booming as Gov. Bobby Jindal keeps telling us, then why is he always mandating mid-year budget cuts and spending freezes? Friday brought us yet another mid-year budget freeze, by virtue of an executive order Jindal issued … Continue reading

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Louisiana’s young people are asking, ‘Should I stay or should I go?’

By Robert Mann In a country with greater labor mobility than any other place in the world, why would any ambitious young person want to remain in Louisiana? Almost every other state promises more opportunity and a better quality of life. We’re … Continue reading

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