Income tax

April 11, 2018

Citizens weigh in on the budget

Members of the general public have one chance every year to testify in the House about the state budget.

Number of the Day

19,195 - Number of jobs Medicaid expansion has created and retained since mid-2016 (Source: Medicaid Expansion and the Louisiana Economy)
February 27, 2018

The special session stalls

The House postponed any consideration of tax measures on Monday, putting the special session on hold while legislators attempt to hash out their differences behind closed doors.

Number of the Day

133,000 - Estimated decrease in the number of Louisianans who will have comprehensive nongroup health insurance coverage by 2019, due to actions taken by the Trump administration and Congress. (Source: The Urban Institute)
February 16, 2018

Getting a loan in Lafayette

Buying a home - and building the equity that is the foundation of most family wealth - is much harder in America for people of color.

Number of the Day

$3.9 million- Taxpayer dollars used since 2004 to settle harassment claims of state workers. (Source: The Advocate)
January 10, 2018

Fiscal reform cannot wait

Although the state’s revenue picture is expected to brighten by up to $300 million once federal tax changes take effect, the extra revenue won’t be nearly enough to plug the $1.5 billion shortfall in next year’s state budget that is mostly due to temporary taxes expiring on July 1.

Number of the Day

323,000 - Square feet of office space that Louisiana is renting from New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson at above-market rates, costing the state nearly $2 million a year. (Source: Gannett Louisiana)