2023 Legislative Session

April 15, 2023

Louisiana’s Earned Income Tax Credit

Louisiana’s Earned Income Tax Credit is a modest state investment that can pay big dividends for hardworking families and put children on a path to a brighter future.

Created in 2007, Louisiana’s EITC is claimed each year by more than 580,000 households with low to moderate incomes, making it the broadest tax credit the state has to offer.… Read more...

April 10, 2023

LBP 2023 Legislative Priorities

Louisiana’s economy works best when it works for everyone, regardless of race or ZIP code. With the Legislature beginning its two-month “fiscal” session last week, the Louisiana Budget Project is focused on ensuring that Louisiana has the revenue it needs to continue investing in its people and communities so that every family has what they need to reach their full potential. … Read more...

February 27, 2023

LBP Didja Know? 2-27-23: Executive Budget Breakdown

In the latest edition of the Didja Know? Podcast, LBP executive director Jan Moller and the organization’s newest policy analyst, Paul Braun, break down Gov. John Bel Edwards’ 2023-24 executive budget and the looming fiscal cliff the state faces in 2025.… Read more...

February 17, 2023

LBP Statement on Governor’s Executive Budget

Executive budget is a good beginning
Louisiana’s financial picture is in surprisingly strong shape after the economic and social upheaval of the Covid-19 pandemic. Gov. John Bel Edwards’ 2023-24 executive budget is a responsible proposal that would make much-needed investments in public education and services for the state’s most vulnerable children, while reaffirming Louisiana’s commitment to building up its financial reserves for an inevitable rainy day. … Read more...