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re: ExxonMobil withdraws ITEP requests, future Baton Rouge expansion in question - LSUFanHouston
[quote]Baton Rouge and Louisiana and general need to figure out more consistent and thoughtful ways to bring new type of industry and business. Fortunately it really seems that they’re in a position where they have to take it up the butt on tax rebates in order to keep these energy giants around tha...
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re: ExxonMobil withdraws ITEP requests, future Baton Rouge expansion in question - LSUFanHouston
[quote]That could be the case, but without seeing a detailed, side by side site analysis / comparison, that's just speculation. We really don't know if a few years of ITEP would be the difference maker. [/quote] We know AL offered more in incentives to Nucor. there may be others. Why did Nissa...
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re: ExxonMobil withdraws ITEP requests, future Baton Rouge expansion in question - LSUFanHouston
[quote]Industry needs to lead the charge to reform the incentive to make it more palatable to Joe Taxpayer and just be pigs. They've been hogs for so long that they don't wanna participate in the new reality.[/quote] The problem is, many industrial companies know that they can be hogs in other st...
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re: Parent Attacks Little League Basketball Ref, Forces League to Hire Off-Duty EBR Deputies - LSUFanHouston
[quote]Can I get the races of the people involved so I can make up my mind on this incident?[/quote] $200 per player That screams "entitled white parents"...
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re: Would you bank on a LA state pension? - LSUFanHouston
[quote]Yes. They take your 8% pension contribution and put it into the 401a. Then TRSL contributes 6.2%. [/quote] Here is where you should be annoyed. Your wife's school board is currently contributing 26.7% of her pay to the TRSL. Of that 26.7%, TRSL is kicking out 6.2% to your Optional Retir...
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re: ExxonMobil withdraws ITEP requests, future Baton Rouge expansion in question - LSUFanHouston
Zachary school board approved ITEP for GP [link=(https://zcsb-my.sharepoint.com/personal/webmaster_zacharyschools_org/Documents/Forms/All.aspx?slrid=f19fb89e-4017-7000-ea27-da15007e570b&FolderCTID=0x01200069F102440C04FF4C961D8B06DB76AEAD&id=%2Fpersonal%2Fwebmaster_zacharyschools_org%2FDocuments%2...
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re: ExxonMobil withdraws ITEP requests, future Baton Rouge expansion in question - LSUFanHouston
Looks like GP's application was considered by the EBR Metro Council on Dec 12th, but the minutes from that meeting, I can't seem to find. ...
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re: ExxonMobil withdraws ITEP requests, future Baton Rouge expansion in question - LSUFanHouston
[quote]I was told that GP Plant requested ITEP 2 months ago and was denied.[/quote] The initial application is to the state (which may or may not be public information - I just don't know) but once that's approved, the process calls for the local taxing authorities to have a time period to deny i...
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re: NFL Officials Responsibilities - LSUFanHouston
[quote]The crew chief can and does over-rule foul calls on long home runs.[/quote] Jesus. The home plate ump (regardless if he is the crew chief or not) can overrule a 1B/3B umpire on foul balls under the idea that the guy at home usually has a superior angle on those plays. The crew chief,...
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re: ExxonMobil withdraws ITEP requests, future Baton Rouge expansion in question - LSUFanHouston
[quote]the School Board separate from the Metro Council when it comes to this tax?[/quote] Correct. The school board levies taxes. The Metro Government levies taxes. Each group gets to decide the exemption to the extend of their taxes. It's entirely possible for the school board to reject t...
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re: ExxonMobil withdraws ITEP requests, future Baton Rouge expansion in question - LSUFanHouston
[quote]You don't understand how this works. XOM skips on doing a plant upgrade in EBR, but moves forward on upgrades to another facility in another state, say MS or TX. Then, when a project comes up , the different facilities bid on it and gives cost projections and they evaluate ROI. BR is no longe...
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re: NFL Officials Responsibilities - LSUFanHouston
[quote]Right and according to Jim the ref didn’t even have to throw a flag. Once he realized something bad was missed get them Together and fix it by whatever means necessary and make a call. That’s the bottom line and fits the rules you quoted. [/quote] You are starting to walk this back, to ...
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re: ExxonMobil withdraws ITEP requests, future Baton Rouge expansion in question - LSUFanHouston
[quote]in Louisiana,[/quote] See, this is where I think XOM is just being whiny. I get if they don't want to deal with EBR anymore. But there are PLENTY of communities in LA that would welcome them with open arms. The ITEP is no longer automatic, which it never should have been automatic. ...
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re: ExxonMobil withdraws ITEP requests, future Baton Rouge expansion in question - LSUFanHouston
[quote]Might want to ask the folks at the Chalmette refinery or the Torrance, CA refinery about Exxon being hesitant to sell a refinery that doesn’t fit long term plans. And Baton Rouge doesn’t look like a very good long term investment when the governor and local officials don’t want you here.[/quo...
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re: ExxonMobil withdraws ITEP requests, future Baton Rouge expansion in question - LSUFanHouston
Why the assumption that they will just "go to Texas"? Why not build in Ascension, or WBR, or Iberville, etc? ...
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re: NFL Officials Responsibilities - LSUFanHouston
[quote]We are trying to tell you that we've all see the back Referee throw flags from back there for penalties all over the field.....not sure why you are arguing that[/quote] I'm not arguing that. I've seen it also. I'm saying that's not proper mechanics and I've known referees who have been ...
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re: NFL Officials Responsibilities - LSUFanHouston
[quote] he clearly said the ref coulda called them together and got it right.[/quote] is not the same as [quote]or as we said anybody else coulda thrown a flag.[/quote] So... which one did he say? I agree that he should gotten them together to get it right - IF he felt a foul has occurre...
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re: NFL Officials Responsibilities - LSUFanHouston
[quote]That was from yesterday... We are all talking about what he said on the Radio this morning......keep up [/quote] So you are telling me he completely changed his mind overnight? I heard part of what was said on the radio and I didn't hear anything like what you are saying. do yo...
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re: NFL Officials Responsibilities - LSUFanHouston
[quote]If you honestly officiated (which I highly doubt) it is sad that you really think the head referee cannot throw a flag on any play that he witnesses.[/quote] I didn't say that. I said the head referee is not going to throw a flag on an infraction where others, who clearly have a better...
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re: NFL Officials Responsibilities - LSUFanHouston
[quote]and I've seen the referee throw flags from all over the field for penalties that are all over the field..[/quote] So have I. And I've seen, and heard, referees get downgraded because of it. Seriously. Go check out any referee manuals out there at any level. Get back to me. [quote...
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