Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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)
November 3, 2017

Tax plan favors richest

The $1.5 trillion House tax plan released Thursday prioritizes tax cuts for the wealthiest households and profitable corporations and would dramatically increase the deficit.

Number of the Day

13 million - Number of families who make under $100,000 per year who would face a tax increase under the House tax plan. (Source: The New York Times)