State Budget & Tax

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...

September 27, 2019

LBP’s Guide to the 2019 Constitutional Amendments

Louisiana voters will face four proposed amendments to the state constitution on their Oct. 12 primary ballot. That’s a fairly typical number for a statewide election year (The notable exception was 2003, when there were 15 proposed amendments on the ballot).Read more...

June 13, 2019

LBP 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up Report

BATON ROUGE – A new report from the Louisiana Budget Project outlines the highlights and lowlights of the 2019 Legislature, including key issues and bills that LBP focused on during the two-month session. The report, A Return to Normalcy, focuses on key areas related to tax and budget, education, economic opportunity and the protection of basic necessities.Read more...

May 9, 2019

There is still time for tax changes

The Legislature’s current session is supposed to be focused mainly on tax and budget issues. But after a tumultuous 2018, marked by three special sessions devoted to filling a budget shortfall, there appears to be little appetite for making major structural changes to state tax policy.Read more...