Such actions are usually filed in circuit court and wind up in the high court only later.
Had the state Supreme Court agreed, the law firm would have end-run all the other interested parties in this kerfuffle — including the state Board of Education — and allowed a fringe law firm to shape state policy instead.
The justices seem to have declined to do that.
The state Board of Education, unused to assertiveness, did muff the firing of the superintendent, a will-and-pleasure employee. The board reconvened to
correct its inadvertent violation of the open meetings law, as state law allows.
Supreme Court justices declined to serve the
contention that the interests of the former superintendent are the most important interests at stake.
In fact, they are not.
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WHILE West Virginia painstakingly chips away at its corporate net income tax, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has proposed eliminating his state's corporate income tax — and its personal income tax as well.
Jindal wants his state to attract more investment.
Louisiana is right next door to Texas, which has no personal income tax, and Louisiana competes
for tourists with Florida, another state that shuns
personal income taxes.
Liberals complain that Jindal's plan involves offsetting the revenue loss by raising the state sales tax to 7 percent.
Consider West Virginia's situation. Not only does the state have a personal income tax and a corporate net income tax, but it has a 6 percent sales tax.
Louisiana ranked 44th in median household income in 2011. West Virginia trailed at 49th.
If Jindal's plan goes through, look for Louisiana's income to rise. Some states are not afraid of success.