Alert: September 26, 2012

To: Louisiana Advertising Clubs

As you may know, the Louisiana Revenue Study Commission is currently undergoing a review of all tax laws, including rebates, incentives and exemptions.  The next hearing is on Friday, September 28, and advertising services is one of the many items on the agenda.  Observers in Baton Rouge do not expect any changes to be made to the advertising exemptions.  Lobbyists representing media interests are keeping a close eye on the Commission, but maintaining a low profile.

A list of Commission members and the agenda for Friday’s meeting is pasted below.  I do not recommend any action at this time.  However, if you know one of the members of the Commission, it would be helpful for you to place a call to thank him/her for serving and to remind him/her of the value of advertising to your business and the Louisiana economy.  Just let me know, and I can provide you with some powerful economic data.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any comments or questions.


Clark Rector
Executive Vice President-Government Affairs
American Advertising Federation
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