Louisiana tax exemptions

March 1, 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Budget crisis threatens lifesaving programs; Oil prices aren’t the only problem; Special session: Where things stand; and LA’s “50 percent off sale” on taxes
March 28, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Privatization causes unexpected cost increases for some hospitals; Mental health services decline even as they improve the lives of the homeless; 40,000 Louisianans qualify for health subsidies; Residents shifting focus from state economy to education; A Nation of Takers? and Bill would help homeless parents get child care.  $10 million: the cost of providing indigent care at Baton Rouge General’s Mid-City campus since the closure of Earl K. Long. Only a portion of that cost is currently reimbursed. (Source: WRKF)
March 19, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Legislators question lack of state revenue; Common Core leads to split among conservative education reformers; Gov. Jindal says NYC Mayor de Blasio is fighting a “war for poverty”; and Louisiana has third-highest sales tax rates in the nation. $132 million—the annual cost of providing universal early childhood education, which pays a high return on investment (Source: Legislative Fiscal Office)
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)