HB 23

March 5, 2018

On the brink of collapse

The Legislature’s effort to partially replace nearly $1.4 billion in expiring tax revenue is on the verge of failure after the House, for the second time, failed to pass a key sales tax measure.

Number of the Day

$17,409 - Median wealth of a black family in 2016, which is 10.2 percent of the median wealth of a white family ($171,000). (Source: Economic Policy Institute)
March 1, 2018

Special session on life support

The special legislative session is teetering on the brink of collapse after a crucial sales tax bill favored by Republicans was shot down Wednesday night, with only 38 of 105 House members voting for it (it needed 70 votes to pass).

Number of the Day

67 - Number of legislators who voted against House Bill 23 that would temporarily renew one-quarter of an expiring 1 percent sales tax and temporarily eliminate some sales tax breaks (Source: legis.la.gov)