Joe Rallo

April 26, 2017

The CAT is gone

The centerpiece of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ tax package - a proposed commercial activity tax on corporations contained in House BIll 628 - failed to make it out of the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

Number of the Day

$18 million - Amount of cuts to higher education under a standstill budget proposed by Republican House members. (Source: The Advocate)
April 13, 2017

Colleges plead for investment

State lawmakers got an earful about the negative impact of higher education budget cuts from leaders of Louisiana’s colleges and universities during a hearing Wednesday.

Number of the Day

$8.50 - Louisiana minimum wage proposed by Sen. Troy Carter’s SB 153. In a recent interview, Gov. John Bel Edwards said of the proposed change: “I don’t understand the opposition.” (Source: The Advocate)