Governor Edwards

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...

December 9, 2016

Dec. 9: Tax structure should be fair, predictable and “sufficient”

Gov. John Bel Edwards headlined the Council for a Better Louisiana’s annual meeting on Thursday, and used the occasion to call for an overhaul of the state’s broken tax system.