Louisiana Legislature

May 24, 2018

Louisiana leaders support a stronger EITC as part of revenue package

A diverse group of community and nonprofit leaders representing hundreds of thousands of ordinary Louisiana citizens is asking the Louisiana Legislature to strengthen the Earned Income Tax Credit as part of its revenue deliberations.

An open letter to the Legislature notes that renewing part of the “clean penny” of sales tax, which is necessary to avoid deep budget cuts, will hit low-income households the hardest.… Read more...

May 22, 2017

A dubious “rural jobs” tax break

The Louisiana Rural Jobs Act Tax Credit Program proposed by House Bill 641 is intended to provide an economic boost to rural areas of the state. Unfortunately, the program would likely benefit a few well-connected financial firms more than Louisiana’s rural communities.Read more...

June 7, 2016

‘A new day’ after contentious end to session

The unsettled end of the 2016 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature may signal challenges ahead as the second extraordinary session gets underway.
April 8, 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016

Medicaid expansion on track; TOPS needs taxes; Vic Stelly bemoans special session; and “Money hungry” public defenders?