Education

March 15, 2022

A Recovery Agenda for Louisiana

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June 11, 2019

The people we tax into poverty

People across the political spectrum agree that our tax system shouldn’t push people into poverty. But while federal tax policy does a reasonably effective job at protecting low-income people who are elderly or have children, it fails to extend the same protections to childless, working-age adults.Read more...

September 11, 2017

On tax breaks and job creation

It’s been a conservative mantra for years: If you cut taxes on corporations and ladle out incentives, they will create jobs and grow the economy.

Number of the Day

350 - Number of bills that have been filed proposing changes to the TOPS program since its inception. Of these, 75 have been enacted in law (Source: Associated Press)
May 17, 2017

A tale of two sales tax exemptions

The Louisiana House of Representatives resoundingly voted down a bill sponsored by Rep. Jay Morris that would have permanently removed some exemptions to the state’s sales tax.

Number of the Day

72,400- number of Medicaid expansion enrollees living in rural Louisiana (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)