sales tax

June 2, 2021

Brief: House Bill 514 – Sales tax extension

Summary: House Bill 514 proposes to shift nearly $400 million a year from the state general fund – where it supports public education, health care and other important state services – into the state Transportation Trust Fund to pay for infrastructure projects.… Read more...

May 9, 2019

There is still time for tax changes

The Legislature’s current session is supposed to be focused mainly on tax and budget issues. But after a tumultuous 2018, marked by three special sessions devoted to filling a budget shortfall, there appears to be little appetite for making major structural changes to state tax policy.Read more...

June 29, 2018

Farm bill heads to conference committee

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the most important parts of our country’s safety net, and ensures that nearly 900,000 Louisianans each year have enough to eat.

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65 percent- Voters who said that continuing protections for people with pre-existing conditions is very important, if not the single most important health issue, for midterm candidates. (Source: Kaiser Family Foundation)
June 25, 2018

LBP statement on Legislative tax and budget deal

Sales-tax renewal brings much-needed stability
BATON ROUGE – The Legislature’s agreement on a revenue deal is excellent news for college students and faculty members, prosecutors, and the nearly 900,000 low-income Louisiana residents who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to make ends meet each month.… Read more...