Timothy Boone

February 15, 2018

Looking beyond the “temporary” sales tax

The “temporary” 1-cent increase in Louisiana’s state sales tax, approved by lawmakers in 2016, was supposed to serve as a bridge to structural tax reforms. But those reforms never came, as House leaders rejected the recommendations of its own task force and other reform advocates.

Number of the Day

$2 trillion - Projected annual federal deficit in 2027 as a result of President Donald Trump’s 2019 executive budget. (Source: The New York Times via Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget)
October 19, 2017

Prioritizing early care and education

Supporting early care and education should be a priority of both legislators and the business community in Louisiana. That was the message participants heard from presenters at a one-day conference sponsored by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry.

Number of the Day

17- Number of international tax haven subsidiaries used by Louisiana-based CenturyLink (Source: The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy and U.S. PIRG)