March 17, 2017

Governor shifts on tax reform

The various groups that have looked at Louisiana’s broken tax structure have all come to a similar conclusion: The state needs to strengthen its personal income tax by getting rid of expensive deductions, and lower a state sales tax that is the highest in the country (when combined with local levies).
March 13, 2017

Repairing a ‘broken’ tax system

Four weeks from today the curtain will rise on the 2017 Legislature, where the top order of business will be an overhaul of Louisiana’s inadequate tax structure.
March 9, 2017

GOP health care bill under fire

As House committees began marking up the American Health Care Act yesterday, the bill was the subject of bipartisan, bicameral criticism.
December 16, 2016

Dec. 16: First round of cuts approved

A joint House-Senate budget committee signed off on an initial round of midyear cuts Thursday after last-minute negotiations between Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration and legislative leaders.