Budget Deficit

April 11, 2017

Most would get tax cut under Gov. John Bel Edwards’ tax plan

The governor’s tax plan is not perfect. But if all the elements are taken together, it would take a step toward making Louisiana’s broken tax system more fair and adequate.
November 11, 2016

Nov. 11: The governor talks tax reform

The goal of Louisiana’s upcoming tax reform effort should be to raise enough money to start reinvesting in education, public safety and other priorities that have been neglected amid years of budget shortfalls.
June 17, 2016

Another shortfall on the horizon?

The bad news keeps coming for the state budget. As the Legislature struggles to raise enough revenue to fill a $600 million hole in next year’s budget, now comes news that Louisiana may finish the current year with a $200 million deficit.
March 22, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

In the Dark on Sales Tax Exemptions; Fear of Reduced Funding for Schools; Panel recommends tax changes; Women’s Work is Never Done…or Compensated Equally