LSU Public Administration Institute to Host Public Meeting Featuring Tax Foundation Members

03/19/2013 03:21 PM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Public Administration Institute, along with the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, will host a public meeting that will feature members of the Tax Foundation on Thursday, March 21. Scheduled for 3-4:30 p.m., the meeting will be held at the Business Education Complex, the home of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business. The BEC is located on campus on Nicholson Drive Extension.

According to LSU PAI Director Jim Richardson, the Tax Foundation is the group that creates the tax rankings that Gov. Bobby Jindal is using in the proposing of his tax plan.

“We want to give our students, faculty and the public an opportunity to engage these folks and give them a better understanding of what is being presented by Gov. Jindal,” Richardson said.

Members of the Tax Foundation who will be present include Economist Scott Drenkard and Vice President of Legal & State Projects and Vice President of Operations Joseph Henchman.

The Tax Foundation is a non-partisan tax research group based in Washington, D.C. Established in 1937, it is regarded as one of America’s most established and relied upon think tanks. Its mission is to work for simple, sensible tax policy at the federal, state and local levels by informing Americans about the size of tax burdens and providing economically principled analysis of tax policy issues.

The Public Administration Institute at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers a 42-hour degree program that emphasizes management and financial skills for those leading public agencies, nonprofit and healthcare organizations and for-profit organizations that interact with governmental agencies. PAI’s faculty members are student-oriented and nationally-recognized for their expertise in their fields. For more information, visit or call 225-578-6743.

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana is a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded in 1950. PAR’s mission is to be an independent voice, offering solutions to critical public issues in Louisiana through accurate, objective research and focusing public attention on these solutions.

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013