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Jason DeCuir
Assistant Secretary, Louisiana Department of Revenue

Jason DeCuir serves as Chief of Staff and Assistant Secretary for Legal Affairs with the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR). His responsibilities include supervision of the Litigation and Policy Services divisions, and the development of processes to enhance the state’s ability to fairly and efficiently collect revenues and administer the state’s tax laws.

Mr. DeCuir is an attorney and an expert in tax law. He earned his Juris Doctor from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He holds a Master’s in Tax Law from Georgetown University and an MBA from Louisiana Tech. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from Howard University.

Before joining the Department of Revenue, Mr. DeCuir worked with several Baton Rouge law firms including Taylor, Porter, Brooks and Phillips and DeCuir, Clark and Adams.
He sits on the boards of numerous charitable and non-profit organizations, including The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, Boys and Girls Club of Baton Rouge and the Southern University MBA Advisory Board.

In 2006, the Baton Rouge Business Report honored Jason DeCuir as one of its Top Forty Under 40.

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02/16 - Effects of Expansion: Medicaid in Louisiana

How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?

Special Presentation


12/15 - Election 2015: An Analysis

What strategies did each of the major candidates use during the Governor's race?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

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03/16 - Justice on Hold: Louisiana’s Public Defender Shortage

How serious of a problem is the shortage of public defenders in Louisiana?

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What happens when police and the people they arrest have different versions of their encounters?


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What is living in poverty like?


10/15 - Funding the Future: Early Childhood Opportunities

How can improving early childhood programs improve the state’s educational outcomes, workforce, and economics?


09/15 - Agenda Louisiana

What issues will candidates face and where do they stand?

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