October 19, 2021

LBP Guide to the 2021 Constitutional Amendments: Tax changes on the ballot

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The fall of 2021 is the quadrennial “off year” for Louisiana elections, when no statewide or federal offices are on the ballot. But voters still have very important decisions to make on Nov. 13, when they will consider four proposed constitutional amendments, in addition to municipal races in New Orleans and special elections for the Legislature.… Read more...

October 16, 2021

Amendment 2 analysis: Tax swap is not reform

Louisiana’s tax structure fails its citizens in two fundamental ways: First, it does not raise enough revenue to support people and communities by adequately funding good schools, reliable infrastructure and a strong safety net. Second, it is regressive – meaning low-income households pay taxes at higher rates than those at the very top.… Read more...

October 15, 2021

Louisiana Congressional Redistricting Advocacy Letter

September 30, 2021

How to: Maximize SNAP benefits

Over 850,000 Louisianans use SNAP benefits (formerly Food Stamps) to put food on the table. But some SNAP recipients may not get the full benefits they qualify for, and other people who would qualify for SNAP may choose not to apply because they don’t think the benefits will be enough to make a difference.… Read more...