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May 10, 2017

Tax reform stalls in committee

The efforts to reform Louisiana’s broken tax structure hit a massive roadblock Tuesday when the House Ways and Means Committee rejected legislation to do away with an unorthodox tax break.

Number of the Day

47- Louisiana’s ranking for senior health, an improvement from 50th last year. (Source: 2017 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report)
May 8, 2017

Crunch time for tax reform

The legislative session is nearing its midpoint, and so far the House Ways and Means Committee - where revenue proposals must start - has yet to pass a single instrument that would help avert the nearly $1.5 billion “fiscal cliff" in 2018.

Number of the Day

186 - Number of times Louisiana’s constitution has been amended since it was implemented in 1974 (Source: PAR, Louisiana Secretary of State)
October 24, 2016

Oct. 24: Those constitutional amendments

Louisiana is the only state in the country where a two-thirds vote of the state Legislature is required before public colleges can raise tuition.
March 5, 2016

A second penny is a ‘bridge’ too far

By Jan Moller

Times of crisis call for shared sacrifice. But the deal being offered by big business interests to solve Louisiana’s historic budget shortfall would violate that basic principle by putting too much of the burden on working families that can least absorb a tax increase.… Read more...