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Our opinion: Chambers play important local roles


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The Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce did it Wednesday night.

The Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce did it Thursday night.

And the Lafourche Chamber of Commerce did it back in mid-December.

What each of these organizations did was to gather and honor extraordinary members of the chambers, along with other notable people and businesses in our local communities.

These groups play an important role.

If you live in Terrebonne or north Lafourche or south Lafourche, you have a Chamber of Commerce that tries to cultivate the business community while also looking after so many other […]

Options for Reforming America’s Tax Code

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There is a widespread consensus among Americans across the political spectrum
that the U.S. tax system is overly complex, inefficient, uncompetitive, and due for an
overhaul. However, Congress has not passed a comprehensive tax reform bill in three
decades. As a result, many lawmakers have set their sights on the 2017 legislative
session as an opportunity to hammer out a tax reform deal.
Because so many parts of the U.S. tax code are in need of change, any tax reform bill
considered by Congress is likely to be hundreds of pages long and contain dozens […]

Community awards presented at Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce banquet

Community awards presented at Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce banquet

Published-Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified- Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 12:16 a.m

By Sean Ellis
Staff Writer

The Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce announced its community awards at its 87th annual banquet Wednesday night at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.

Recipients were:

Chamber Star Award
Mary Lynn Bisland of Terrebonne ARC won the award that “recognized an employee, manager or owner […]

Economic Competitiveness in Louisiana-The Inventory Tax Credit

Economic Competitiveness in Louisiana: The Inventory Tax Credit

Louisiana’s local inventory tax is assessed on tangible personal property used in a business. This includes goods awaiting sale, commodities that are in the course of production, and raw materials and supplies. Examples of taxable items include retail or wholesale merchandise, commodities from farms, repair parts, and manufacturing by-products, among others.

For decades, Louisiana has maintained an ad valorem tax on inventory held by manufacturers, distributors, and retailers that is assessed and collected by local government. In 1991, the Louisiana Legislature authorized a five-year phase-in […]