Dr. Loren Scott

Fiscal Myopia: Future Planning? "We Should Do That"

Aug 18, 2017
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Now that we’ve established that many state lawmakers suffer from fiscal myopia, are they doing any envisioning – however fuzzy the view – toward Louisiana’s future? Representative Steve Carter, a Baton Rouge Republican, says it’s not the first time he’s been asked that question.


Fiscal Myopia: “We’re an Oil and Gas State”

Aug 17, 2017
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Perhaps lawmakers avoid getting their fiscal myopia checked because they’re waiting for a bonus to pay for the eye exam -- like New Iberia Representative Blake Miguez, who is expecting the oil and gas industry to boom again.


LSU

Economist Loren Scott talks with us about his report showing a low return on investment for the state from the film industry tax incentives. He also talks about his assessment of Governor John Bel Edwards' push for increasing the state minimum wage to $8.50.


A visit with longtime Advocate reporter and columnist Smiley Anders

LSU Economist Dr. Loren Scott talks about the end of the federal government shutdown and his annual economic forecast for Louisiana.