death row

June 14, 2016

Senate leveraging tax fixes for revenue

Senate leaders are holding bills that would remove sales taxes; emergency visits as opportunities for education on preventative care; $1 million in legal bills to avoid installing air conditioning on death row; the fees and fines levied by many states and municipalities lead to residents facing crushing, absurd amounts of debt
April 30, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Senate considers compromise payday loan bill
The full Senate is scheduled to vote this afternoon on a compromise bill to stop payday lenders from trapping thousands of Louisiana residents in long-term cycles of debt. The original version of Senate Bill 84 would have capped payday loan annual interest rates at 36 percent (three times Louisiana’s usury law).… Read more...