gross domestic product

November 14, 2018

Another business leader weighs in on ITEP

Ever since Gov. John Bel Edwards gave local authorities more control over industrial property tax breaks, the big question has been how that power should be used. Should school boards, city councils and local sheriffs issue a blank check to manufacturers?

Number of the Day

4.3 - Louisiana’s percent change in real GDP for the second quarter of this year. (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis)
October 28, 2016

Oct. 28: More cuts on the way

State government spent $313 million more than it took in from tax collections in the 2015-16 budget year, which means Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Legislature will have to make up the difference in the current-year spending cycle.