State Budget & Tax

May 10, 2020

Put people over corporate tax breaks

Louisiana is facing an unprecedented economic crisis, and we all need to do our part. But instead of looking out for front-line workers and their families, the Legislature is proposing more than $1 billion in new tax breaks for corporations. These tax breaks would come at the expense of students, families and workers who need Louisiana’s help now more than ever. Read more...

May 4, 2020

LBP testimony on budget-related House Bills 464, 467, 118, 506

House Bills 464, 467

To the Members of the House Appropriations 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...

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...