Louisiana State University

August 9, 2017

Confronting the fiscal cliff

Louisiana faces a $1.2 billion “fiscal cliff” in July of 2018 when a number of temporary taxes - most notably a 1 cent sales tax - expire.

Number of the Day

99.999 - Percentile in the income distribution seeing the largest income gains. In the 1980’s the largest income gains went to low and moderate-income households. (Source: The New York Times)
October 31, 2016

Oct. 31: Tax break rules move forward

The state board that oversees billions of dollars in property tax breaks for manufacturers approved new rules Friday that are designed to implement a pair of executive orders from Gov. John Bel Edwards.
October 25, 2016

Amendment 2 is the wrong solution to college funding crisis

The financial crisis confronting Louisiana’s colleges and universities is well known: Faced with chronic revenue shortfalls fueled by irresponsible tax cuts, Louisiana policymakers have responded by making deep cuts to state support for public colleges and universities, and having students make up the difference through tuition hikes.Read more...