State Budget & Tax

January 15, 2021

Thinking Clearly About Louisiana Tax Policy

In early April, Louisiana legislators will convene for a two-month session focused on tax policy. Already there is lots of talk from public officials, interest groups and others about proposed changes to the way Louisiana taxes its citizens and corporations. 

Any reforms made to Louisiana’s tax structure should move us toward a more fair, adequate, competitive, transparent and sustainable revenue system – one that allows for much-needed investments in education, public safety and the social safety net and gives every Louisianan the opportunity to thrive. … Read more...

October 13, 2020

Changing the Charter: A Guide to the 2020 Constitutional Amendments

Louisiana voters will decide on seven amendments to the state constitution in the November 2020 elections, along with an eighth ballot measure that deals with the legalization of sports gambling. While most of these measures will have little effect on the day-to-day lives of most citizens, two amendments have the potential to inflict long-term damage on the ability of state and local governments to provide basic services. Read more...

July 21, 2020

How Congress can help Louisiana’s recovery

Congress reconvenes this week at a critical moment for our country. Record numbers of Americans are unemployed, and are facing the imminent loss of federal benefits that have helped them make ends meet. State and local governments are facing massive budget shortfalls that threaten their ability to educate children and keep communities safe.Read more...

July 15, 2020

Pandemic politics: the 2020 Louisiana Legislature

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The 2020 legislative session had only been underway for a week when the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in Louisiana and sent legislators – many of them newly elected – back home to their districts.Read more...