Juliet Eilperin

December 18, 2017

Perverse incentive

The Industrial Tax Exemption Program doles out about $1 billion each year in property tax breaks to corporations.

Number of the Day

$13.7 billion - Lost tax revenue from the Industrial Tax Exemption Program from 2006 - 2016 (Source: Louisiana Tax Commission via The Advocate)
March 30, 2017

A “grand slam” tax plan

Louisiana residents pay the nation’s highest sales tax. Income taxes collections are among the lowest in the country, thanks mainly to some massive deductions that don’t exist in most other states.

Number of the Day

23,000 - Number of infants who die before their first birthday each year in the United States, a number that’s been reduced by the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC) which has been connecting expectant mothers to essential prenatal health care for 40 years.  (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)