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
“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,”
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
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 www.business.lsu.edu/pai 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.
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013