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October 17, 2019

Robots are changing the world

Louisiana is the second-most vulnerable state to the loss of jobs to robotics, according to a new report from Oxford Economics. However, the Bayou state isn’t alone in the future displacement of workers by automations, as an estimated 20 million manufacturing jobs (8.5% of the global manufacturing workforce) could be displaced by industrial robots by 2030. Read more...

June 6, 2018

Reflections on a meltdown

The Legislature’s failure to agree on a revenue package that supports the budget bill they passed brought swift condemnation from editorial writers and opinion columnists throughout the state.

Number of the Day

$.17 - The difference in sales tax on a $100 purchase between the House GOP plan (4.33 percent) and the one backed by broad majorities in the House and Senate (4.5 percent). (Source: Simple arithmetic)