Louisiana has the highest combined state and local sales tax in the country. In order to change this over the long-term, restoring revenue through the income tax - whether through rate increases or elimination of costly deductions - must occur.
Number of the Day
37,000 - Number of Louisiana workers employed in the liquefied natural gas and petrochemical manufacturing facilities, an increase of 15 percent since 2006. (Source: LSU economist Gregory Upton via The Advocate)