Revenue and Taxes

March 1, 2021

Louisiana needs a strong families tax credit

Poverty in Louisiana is a moral and economic crisis. If the 857,894 Louisianans who live below the poverty line  – including 1 of every 4 children – were a city, it would be the eighth largest city in the South, behind Charlotte, North Carolina.… Read more...

May 11, 2020

LBP testimony on HCRs 43 & 66

May 9, 2020

To the Members of the House Ways & Means Committee, 

My name is Jan Moller, and I’m the executive director of the Louisiana Budget Project, a nonprofit policy research and advocacy organization focused on lifting up low- and moderate-income families.Read more...

October 29, 2019

Questions for the candidates

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Gov. John Bel Edwards and Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone will meet for their first – and likely only – head-to-head debate on Oct. 30 (Louisiana Public Broadcasting from 7-8 p.m.).Read more...

February 22, 2019

Revenue stalemate undermines reform

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration is scheduled to present its 2019-20 executive budget to the Legislature on Friday. It should be a triumphant moment for state policymakers. After a decade of chronic financial instability in state government, Louisiana’s budget is now stable and revenues are growing at a slow, if steady pace.Read more...