Kimberly Robinson

October 11, 2018

Public charge targets immigrants

The Trump administration has proposed a new regulation that would block immigrant families from having a permanent, secure future in the United States.

Number of the Day

15.1 percent  - The amount of households in New Orleans making less than $10,000 annually, while 9.1 percent of households earn $150,000 and more.  (Source: Bloomberg)
October 9, 2018

Tax incentives are (still) costly

Louisiana’s panoply of tax rebate and incentive programs cost the state $1.1 billion in tax revenue that otherwise would have been collected from corporations and individuals, according to a state audit released Monday.

Number of the Day

78 - The number of tax rebates and incentives that contributed to Louisiana’s $1.1 billion tax revenue loss. (Source: The Advocate)
June 22, 2018

The House stalls again

After a day of heated negotiations and long delays on Thursday, the House failed to pass any tax measures to replace expiring revenue and avoid the fiscal cliff.

Number of the Day

0.68 percent-  Louisiana’s population growth rate from 2007 to 2017. (Source: Pew Trust)
January 17, 2018

Fiscal mission possible

The Advocate’s Lanny Keller argues in his weekly column that proximity to the 2019 elections means there’s still hope for a budget deal between Gov. John Bel Edwards and House GOP leaders.

Number of the Day

$2.13 - The minimum hourly wage for tipped workers in Louisiana. (Source: US Department of Labor)