Tax incentives

November 16, 2018

Connecting SNAP recipients with employment and training

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) helps more than 900,000 Louisianans keep food on the table and frees up resources for families to meet other basic needs, such as paying the rent and keeping the lights on. But that’s not all the program offers: SNAP Employment and Training funds support programs that help SNAP recipients connect with work.

Number of the Day

8,462 - Number of Arkansans who lost health coverage due to the state’s new work reporting requirements, as of October. While these requirements have kicked thousands off the healthcare rolls, they have connected fewer than 1 percent of those individuals with new work activities. (Source: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families)
October 9, 2018

Tax incentives are (still) costly

Louisiana’s panoply of tax rebate and incentive programs cost the state $1.1 billion in tax revenue that otherwise would have been collected from corporations and individuals, according to a state audit released Monday.

Number of the Day

78 - The number of tax rebates and incentives that contributed to Louisiana’s $1.1 billion tax revenue loss. (Source: The Advocate)
April 25, 2018

When will the regular session end?

At the beginning of the regular legislative session, Gov. John Bel Edwards and legislative leaders publicly discussed the need to end the session early, to allow enough time to consider revenue raising measures during a second special session.

Number of the Day

$1.5 billion - The amount of state and local tax incentives the Louisiana Department of Economic Development offered to a Taiwanese plastic company planning to build a new plant in Louisiana. (Source: Associated Press)
December 5, 2017

Louisiana is a low tax state

Louisiana residents want quality public schools, health care and strong state universities, but our state’s broken and inadequate tax system consistently leaves state lawmakers without enough revenue to fully fund those priorities.

Number of the Day

60 - percentage of people who oppose repealing the ACA’s individual mandate after learning that eliminating the mandate would increase premiums for people who buy their own coverage. (Source: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll)