Louisiana K-12

October 4, 2016

Oct. 4: The looming tax squabble

The debates taking place now between the members of the Task Force on Structural Changes in Budget and Tax Policy are only a precursor to the ones ahead, when the Legislature will attempt to overhaul Louisiana’s broken tax system while replacing $1.3 billion in temporary taxes that are coming off the books in 2018.
September 29, 2016

Sept 29: Struggling for childcare in Louisiana

Thousands of Louisiana families that are eligible for childcare assistance are not getting the help they need to send their children to school and provide for their families. The Atlantic’s Della Hasselle reports that only 30 percent of financially at-risk families receive aid, and Louisiana is among the worst in the nation at taking care of its low-income kids younger than 4.
September 1, 2016

Sept. 1: State considering short-term loan

With cash reserves depleted, Louisiana is looking at loan proposals from private banks in order to pay its bills. It’s not unusual for the state to face discrepancies between revenue and costs at certain points in the year.
March 5, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Proposals to reign in fraud in film tax credits; Health care subsidies at risk in Louisiana; Education superintendent wants more money for MFP and; Governor wants federal dollars to save WISE fund