A Taxing Debate
Is it time lawmakers address Louisiana’s century-old taxing model for the oil and gas industry? By Jeremy Alford
Although the oil and gas industry’s impact on Louisiana’s economy fluctuates with each given year, critics wonder why it’s still governed largely by a taxing method that was developed in 1910.
The very first tax on the industry was based on the severance of oil, and it was levied as an occupational license tax. The severance tax followed in 1921.
A generous benefactor with six decades of oil running through his veins, Bo Ramsay earns LAGCOE’s highest honor.
This year the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition placed the symbolic golden hardhat onto Dwight S. “Bo” Ramsay. As the 2011 LAGOE Looey, Ramsay receives the show’s highest honor “in recognition of his years of service in the oil and gas industry and his tireless commitment to his community,” organizers said in announcing the selection.
Mulate’s No More
By Wynce Nolley
Pont Breaux’s keeps famous Breaux Bridge Cajun eatery’s memory alive.
A retired couple’s leap into an oil change franchise on Ambassador Caffery fares far better than expected.
By Andrea Gallo
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Centanni replaces Thierry at Chamber SWLA
An incredible opportunity to move up the chamber ladder has one Acadiana native off to Dallas, but her old job is keeping another local talent close to home.
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