LaPolitics

June 8, 2018

Looking back and looking ahead

Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to issue his call for the third special session of 2018 today - or Monday at the latest.

Number of the Day

90,200   - Number of low-income Louisiana children who would be affected by HUD rent increases under Trump Administration’s housing proposal (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
October 27, 2017

Federal tax cut promises don’t add up

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved the Senate’s budget resolution on Thursday, clearing the way for both chambers to continue their efforts to enact a $1.5 trillion tax cut that would disproportionately benefit the wealthiest Americans.

Number of the Day

23 - Percentage of Louisiana tax filers who used the state and local tax (SALT) deduction in 2015, with an average deduction of $6,742. Republicans in Congress have proposed eliminating the deduction to partially offset the cost of massive tax cuts, making the tax code more regressive. (Source: Government Finance Officers Association)
August 11, 2017

States must lead on infrastructure

While Congress is under pressure to produce a comprehensive infrastructure bill - one of the few ideas that could gain bipartisan support on Capitol Hill - actions at the state level are far more likely to impact the roads and bridges people use every day.

Number of the Day

$4.6 trillion -  Estimated cost of bringing America’s infrastructure to a state of good repair (a grade of B) by 2025. (Source: American Society of Civil Engineers)