Sherrod Brown

June 11, 2019

The people we tax into poverty

People across the political spectrum agree that our tax system shouldn’t push people into poverty. But while federal tax policy does a reasonably effective job at protecting low-income people who are elderly or have children, it fails to extend the same protections to childless, working-age adults.Read more...

September 13, 2018

New Orleans poverty rate top among U.S. metros

New Orleans had the nation’s highest official poverty rate among the 50 largest metro areas in 2017, according to Census data released Thursday.

Number of the Day

899,039 - Number of Louisiana residents living below the poverty line in 2017, nearly one in five people in the state (19.7%). (Source: American Community Survey)
December 11, 2017

The case for real tax reform

Congressional leaders hope to vote next week on a tax plan that gives massive giveaways to corporations and the most powerful people in the United States.

Number of the Day

19 cents - The loss in purchasing power - due to inflation and improved fuel efficiency - for the state’s gas tax from 1990 to 2016. (Source: Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy)