Louisiana tax exemption reform

April 18, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

State hospital deals face scrutiny; Edwards: Put aside partisanship to avoid painful cuts; “Tax exclusions” drain millions and benefit the well-connected and; The public defender crisis (cont…)
February 28, 2014

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Corporate tax breaks cost Louisiana $3 billion over five years; Federal budget deficit at its lowest since 2008; Early childhood education pilot program expands; “My Brother’s Keeper” looks to close racial gap; Supporters gear up to fight legislation aimed at oil and gas lawsuit; and Daily Dime to break for Mardi Gras. 55 percent — The percentage of corporate tax revenue Louisiana loses to tax exemptions, amounting to $3 billion over five years. (Source: The Advocate)
February 10, 2014

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

House speaker calls for study of Louisiana’s tax exemptions; Jindal falsely characterizes Congressional Budget Office report; Teacher tenure debate continues; Public school teachers unlikely to see pay increases this year; and Medical marijuana legalization gaining traction in Deep South. $1.21 — Weekly reward stipend for an East Baton Rouge Parish teacher with 10 years experience who is rated “highly effective” at his or her job. (Source: The Advocate)
April 23, 2013

Tax Exemption Safeguards Would Prevent Future Waste and Misuse

New safeguards are needed to curb the growth of costly tax exemptions, rebates, credits and other loopholes that detract from the state’s ability to fund basic services. The Legislature should ensure that these tax breaks fulfill their original promise by requiring periodic reviews to evaluate the state’s return-on-investment, and by making it easier to eliminate breaks that don’t measure up.… Read more...