income taxes

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...

October 26, 2017

Income taxes and economic growth

Supporters of trickle-down economics have tried to argue for years that income taxes are a barrier to economic growth, and that states without income taxes fare better than states that have them. But a report out today from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy successfully dispels that myth.

Number of the Day

34 percent - The average increase to the most popular marketplace health insurance plans in the upcoming year  (Source: Associated Press)
October 23, 2017

Another look at tax exemptions

Louisiana gives away more money through corporate tax exemptions and credits than it collects from corporations in income taxes. That much has been known for years.

Number of the Day

79,379 - Louisianans who buy health coverage on the individual marketplace and benefit from federal cost-sharing reductions (Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
April 22, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

Encouraging work among SNAP recipients; “Sanctuary cities” bill approved by House panel; Mass incarceration doesn’t pay; and States helped by tax increases