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LBP statement on House Bill 239

Posted on April 7, 2014

Louisiana Budget Project Director Jan Moller issued the following statement about House Bill 239, which was narrowly defeated by House Commerce Committee today:

“It was disappointing to see a majority of the committee side with the payday industry over the need to protect consumers from these unaffordable loans.… Read more...

Louisiana Budget Project Director Jan Moller released the following statement about House Bill 766, which was approved Monday by the House Commerce Committee.

“The problem with payday lending is that it traps its customers in a cycle of debt. House Bill 766 does not address this problem.… Read more...

Louisiana Budget Project Director Jan Moller released the following statement about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s executive budget:

“This certainly is a better budget than what we’ve seen in recent years. The administration deserves credit for recognizing the hard work of state employees by giving them a well-deserved raise, restoring some dollars for colleges and universities and chipping away at the unconscionable waiting lists for home- and community-based services.… Read more...

Louisiana Budget Project Director Jan Moller released the following statement about the opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace in Louisiana:

“The launch of Louisiana’s health insurance marketplace is a landmark day for the hundreds of thousands of people in our state who don’t have access to quality, affordable health coverage.… Read more...

Louisiana Budget Project Director Jan Moller released the following statement about the end of the 2013 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature:

“It’s good news that the Legislature found money at the last minute for students in our public schools and their teachers, who have worked far too long without a raise.… Read more...

The effort to extend health coverage to low-income Louisianans does not end with today’s disappointing vote in the House, or yesterday’s setback in the Senate. The Legislature’s decision doesn’t change the fact that too many of our hard-working fellow citizens do not have access to basic health security.… Read more...

Louisiana Budget Project Director Jan Moller released the following statement in response to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s announcement that he is abandoning his plan to repeal Louisiana’s income tax while raising and expanding the state sales tax:

“Eliminating the state income tax is still a bad deal for Louisiana — whether it comes from the governor or the Legislature, and whether it’s done all at once or phased in.… Read more...

(Baton Rouge – Mar. 14, 2012)  Louisiana Budget Project Director Jan Moller issued the following statement in response to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposed income tax elimination:

“Eliminating Louisiana’s income tax and raising the sales tax would jeopardize our state’s economy while raising taxes on the middle-class and low-income families.… Read more...

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