Letters to Editor

April 17, 2012

The Reminder of Tax Day

With the April 17 tax deadline looming, it’s a good time look not just at what we pay to the government each year but what we all get in return. Because while no one especially enjoys paying taxes, they are the  essential building blocks of a fair and open society that gives every citizen the chance to reach their full potential.
April 2, 2012

March: In the News

The Louisiana Budget Project has been cited in the news weighing in on various important debates such as the school voucher plan, the health insurance exchange, state pensions and health care reform.
March 1, 2012

Op-ed: Budget group responds to criticism

Twenty-two years ago, back when bipartisanship was still possible on Capitol Hill, the U.S. Congress passed a bill that required all packaged food to be labeled with detailed nutritional information.
June 10, 2011

Sacrificing Fiscal Responsibility for Political Popularity

The Louisiana Budget Project cautions that three tax-related bills now moving through the State Legislature, if enacted, would cost Louisiana $3 billion annually in desperately needed revenue.

On June 10th, The Times-Picayune published “Tax elimination measures are folly,” an op-ed written by Louisiana Budget Project Director Edward Ashworth alerting readers to House Bills 633, 634, and Senate Bill 259 and their call to eliminate the state income tax for both individuals and corporations.… Read more...