Kat Stromquist

August 23, 2017

A tax reform coalition

Louisiana has the highest combined state and local sales tax in the country. In order to change this over the long-term, restoring revenue through the income tax - whether through rate increases or elimination of costly deductions - must occur.

Number of the Day

37,000 - Number of Louisiana workers employed in the liquefied natural gas and petrochemical manufacturing facilities, an increase of 15 percent since 2006. (Source: LSU economist Gregory Upton via The Advocate)
March 20, 2017

Medicaid through the eyes of patients

As the House prepares to vote on the rollback of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, media near and far focused on how the law’s expansion of Medicaid coverage has affected the working poor.