Number of the Day: January 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013
– The percentage of household income for lower and middle-class Louisiana families that goes to state and local taxes, compared to 4.6 percent for wealthy Louisiana households. (Source: ITEP)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
– The amount that Louisiana residents paid per capita in property taxes in 2009, compared to $1,475 in Texas and $1,589 in Florida. (Source: The Tax Foundation)

Tuesday January 29, 2013
– The number of payday lenders per McDonalds Restaurants in Louisiana (Source: LBP)

Monday, January 28, 2013
– The number of Louisiana public schools students who qualify for free and reduced-price lunches (Source: The Advocate)

Friday, January 25, 2013
– The percent of working Louisianans who are members of a union (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Thursday, January 24, 2013
85 percent
– The percentage of at-risk K-5 grade students that stay in school after receiving assistance from the Truancy Assessment and Service Center program. (Source: The Advocate)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
$294 million
– The difference between the amount of cuts to Louisiana’s public colleges and universities since 2008 ($625 million) and the amount of tuition increases ($331 million). (Source: /The Times-Picayune)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
– Median spending, per athlete, at Southeastern Conference schools in 2010 (Source: American Institutes for Research)

Friday, January 18, 2013
– Interest charges, per day, that Louisiana was paying on Superdome bonds when the Stadium and Exposition District was forced to pay a 12 percent default rate (Source: Baton Rouge Advocate)

Thursday, January 17, 2013
30 –
The percent of natural gas extracted in Louisiana that is subject to severance tax. Four years ago the figure was 90 percent.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
– The average tax increase for Louisiana residents earning between $34,000 and $53,000 under Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposal to eliminate income taxes and raise sales taxes (Source: Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
$24 million
– The amount Louisiana’s attorney general has spent building the state’s legal case against BP over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. (Source: Associated Press)

Monday, January 14, 2013
– The number of children kept out of poverty by the federal Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit (Source: Tax Credits for Working Families)

Friday, January 11, 2013
– Louisiana’s combined sales tax rate if Gov. Bobby Jindal raises the state sales tax by 7 percent (Source: The Tax Foundation)

Thursday, January 10, 2013
– The average weekly wage in Louisiana’s retail trade sector (Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
24 percent
– The reduction in Louisiana state income tax collections due to the federal income tax deduction (Source: ITEP)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
– The number of teachers in Louisiana that achieved certification in 2012 from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (Source: The Advocate)

Monday, January 7, 2013
– The percent of Louisiana adults who are uninsured (Source: The Louisiana Health Insurance Survey)

Friday, January 4, 2013
33 percent
– The percent of beds for battered women and children that will be reduced this year due to mid-year budget cuts. (Source: The Advocate)

Thursday, January 3, 2013
– The average 2013 tax increase for a household earning between $40,000 and $50,000 due to increased Social Security payroll taxes. (Source: Tax Policy Center)


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