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Louisiana Association of Business and Industry recaps legislative session

August 21, 2017
By Kyla Scott
Originally Posted on MYARKLAMISS

OUACHITA PARISH - The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry make a stop in the twin cities today for a legislative recap.

The economy and state budget was center stage representatives telling a group of business and community leaders that it is time to look to other funding options for government projects.

Some of the things we talked about are limited options available for taxes, not that much room in the tax code without impacting job growth and the everyday average Louisiana. 

LABI president and CEO Stephen Waguespack tells NBC 10 News "we think it's time for la government to make some hard decisions reduce spending and restructure some things." 

Waguespack  says LABI recommends the governor and lawmakers change the rules governing dedicated funds so they can be used for important projects such as  education and correction.