Senate Bill 24

March 16, 2018

Louisiana workers need a raise

Nearly 200,000 Louisiana workers would get a pay raise under legislation that cleared the Senate Labor Committee on Thursday

Number of the Day

$1,558  - The State of Louisiana’s debt load for every man, woman, and child in 2017. (Source: Associated Press)
May 17, 2017

A tale of two sales tax exemptions

The Louisiana House of Representatives resoundingly voted down a bill sponsored by Rep. Jay Morris that would have permanently removed some exemptions to the state’s sales tax.

Number of the Day

72,400- number of Medicaid expansion enrollees living in rural Louisiana (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
April 25, 2017

CAT on the hot seat

Members of the House Ways & Means Committee spent several hours on Monday reviewing Gov. John Bel Edwards’ proposed Commercial Activities Tax, and when it was over the media joined committee Republicans in declaring the bill dead.

Number of the Day

5.7 percent-  Unemployment rate in Louisiana, which has decreased for 4 consecutive months. (Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission)