May 17, 2022

If Legislators Won’t Invest in People, At Least Give Them Their Money Back

The Louisiana Legislature started its annual session with record amounts of revenue to divide among the state’s many needs. Lawmakers have more than $3.6 billion in windfall revenue on hand that includes surplus dollars from last year, leftover pandemic relief dollars and “excess” tax revenue in the current year that can be spent with few restrictions.… Read more...

December 11, 2017

The case for real tax reform

Congressional leaders hope to vote next week on a tax plan that gives massive giveaways to corporations and the most powerful people in the United States.

Number of the Day

19 cents - The loss in purchasing power - due to inflation and improved fuel efficiency - for the state’s gas tax from 1990 to 2016. (Source: Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy)
May 24, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

TOPS is key bargaining chip; Sanctuary bill torpedoed in Senate; Inflation hits the poor harder; and “Ban the box” in college admissions