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.
How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference?
According to the 2018 Louisiana Survey, when it comes to trusting news organizations, more Louisiana residents put their faith in local media than national media outlets. Despite that trust, only 36 percent of the state’s news consumers say local news deals fairly with both sides.
So, why is there so much mistrust of the news media? Where are consumers primarily getting their news? How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on a special encore presentation of “News about the News” airing Wednesday, December 26 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.