‘Loser pays’ laws will severly hamper the will of parties to engage in baseless, cash-grabbing lawsuits.
Pending website transparency requirements seek to place boards that govern public schools under greater scrutiny. But opponents caution that this is another layer of compliance that will transfer resources away from the classroom.
HB 641 – better known as the Amazon tax – would reclassify out-of-state companies as in-state if they receive commissioned referrals from in-state affiliates.
As an alternative to the pension reform legislation favored by Gov. Bobby Jindal, the House Committee on Retirement has voted to move a bill to the floor the includes an across the board increase in state employee pension contributions that would be used to pay down unfunded accumulated liabilities.
Louisiana’s House of Representatives voted to pass Rep. Brett Geymann’s Resolution 27 on Monday, which is designed to block allocation of “one-time” non-recurring money as a way to plug budget gaps. Geymann says his legislation will help force meaningful spending cuts. Gov. Bobby Jindal disagrees.
North Dakota Senator Curtis Olafson (R – Edinburg), who flew in to testify as national spokesman, was met with as many welcomes and jokes as he was with questions.
Sadow: “With little disruption Louisiana could wipe out its corporate income tax in a little over a year… economic activity set off by the elimination of these would swell the state coffers by other means.”
In the face of unsustainable federal debt, Congress and the President appear unwilling and impotent to do anything about it. Robert J. Thorpe contends that the states must initiate a limit on spending, such as the National Debt Relief Amendment, via an Article V amendments convention.
The Pelican Institute has released three pieces of research to clear the air over the National Debt Relief Amendment and other Article V amendments. Escalating debt and an unrestrained federal government suggest the time is overdue for a state-initiated amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Today, the state legislature deferred SB 75, which would have prohibited local municipalities from using electronic vehicle speed enforcement systems to regulate traffic laws.