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Jim Patterson
Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

As LABI's Vice President of Governmental Relations, Mr. Patterson is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the day-to-day activities of LABI's lobbying team at the state capitol. Mr. Patterson also directs LABI’s Taxation and Finance Council and the Environmental Quality Council, and is the Executive Director of the Louisiana Right-to-Work Committee.

Before joining LABI, Jim was vice president of Technical Services for Unemployment Compensation Control Systems, Inc. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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07/16 - Regular and Extraordinary: Legislative Review

Who are the winners and losers in Louisiana’s budget battle?

After one regular session and two extraordinary ones, Louisiana’s Legislature has produced a balanced budget, but, at what cost? Who are the winners and losers in this year’s budget battle? And how can the state’s tax structure be reformed to avoid a future budget crisis? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Regular & Extraordinary: Legislative Review” Wednesday, July 13 at 7 pm on LPB HD. (Recording Tuesday, July 12)

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