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Parents could get into trouble for unlicensed minors

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Parents could get into trouble for unlicensed minors By William Taylor Potter / Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE — A bill that would make parents or supervising adults culpable for allowing an unlicensed minor to drive off-road vehicles or golf carts on public roads has been OK'd and moved on to full debate next week before the full state House of Representatives While it is already against the law for an unlicensed driver to use these vehicles on a public road, House Bill 105 by stat...
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Bill would raise gas tax by 17 cents

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Bill would raise gas tax by 17 cents By Christian Boutwell / Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE — Rep. Steve Carter, R-Baton Rouge, filed, as promised, House Bill 632 Tuesday, which would increase Louisiana’s gas tax by 17 cents per gallon and would raise an estimated additional $510 million annually for the state’s highways and bridges. “Across Louisiana, our infrastructure is crumbling,” Carter said off the floor. “The citizens of this state are sick of being stuck in traffic, an...
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Messing with the tax structure

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Messing with the tax structure
Messing with the tax structure  By Carrie Grace Henderson / Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE -- The House Ways and Means Committee picked over two tax reform bills Tuesday that would allow the state to collect sales tax in advance and install a lower sales tax that eliminates most exemptions. House Bill 63, by Rep. Lance Harris, R-Alexandria, would return sales tax collection to a pre-2009 system in which taxes are collected in advance from the wholesalers rather than retailers. He sa...
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ATV tax break would drop if SB22 passes

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ATV tax break would drop if SB22 passes By William Taylor Potter / Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE — Several types of hunting equipment — including ATVs, apparel and accessories — may no longer be tax-free during the Annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Holiday if Senate Bill 22 passes the Louisiana Legislature. And that’s just fine with a representative of the ATV dealerships in the state. The proposal by Sen. Barrow Peacock, R-Bossier City, would eliminate the hunting equ...
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Graduate research assistant sought for Louisiana Forest Products Development Center
Graduate research assistant sought for Louisiana Forest Products Development Center Dr. Richard Vlosky, director of the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center, Crosby Land & Resources Endowed Professor of Forest Sector Business Development, states LSU is seeking a graduate assistant for a Master of Science student in the center. "The successful candidate will be involved in a cutting-edge project in the field of forest products marketing/business development with a focus on evaluatio...
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Attention shifts to corporate taxes

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Attention shifts to corporate taxes
Attention shifts to corporate taxes By Katie Gagliano / Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE -- The House Ways and Means Committee shifted its attention from personal to corporate tax law Wednesday, covering 13 of 20 scheduled measures that ranged from the repealing of deductions to capping net operating losses, before deciding sponsors were unprepared to make their presentations and calling it quits until next week. Bills covering corporate changes are but a small facet of the over 140 t...
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