State Budget & Tax

March 1, 2021

Strong Family Tax Credit Fact Sheet

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...

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...