Department of Revenue

March 19, 2018

Doctors are leaving Louisiana

Louisiana’s chronic refusal to address its structural budget deficit is a likely reason medical school graduates are leaving the state at higher rates than just a few years ago. As the AP’s Melinda Deslatte reports, last week was when newly minted doctors found out where they will “match” with post-graduate residency programs.

Number of the Day

$53.3 million - Annual payments Louisiana will receive from BP over the next 15 years for economic damages associated with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Legislation filed for the current session would allow the money to be spent on general operations instead of squirreled away in special funds (Source: Associated Press)
October 5, 2016

October 5: Auditing switch cost state millions

Louisiana lost out on millions of dollars in tax revenue thanks to a disastrous decision by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration to put the Department of Natural Resources in charge of severance tax field audits that had previously been conducted by the state Department of Revenue.
December 8, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Senators ask for Medicaid plan; Tax credits for working families; Faucheaux: Budget changes can’t wait and; Dardenne and Robinson will lead budget policy