Despite having the second lowest statewide sales tax rate in the U.S., a new study shows that Louisiana’s combined state and local sales taxes are third highest in the nation, at 8.84 percent.
The debate over whether to build a high-speed rail line spanning 80 miles between Baton Rouge and New Orleans is heating up.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 puts Louisiana’s oil and gas industry in a vulnerable position.
A dispute over the merits and potential defects of health care exchange systems continued to rage last week at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) annual meeting in New Orleans as state officials expressed concern over ObamaCare’s Medicaid mandates.
Louisiana’s friendly tax climate and steady economic growth have allowed the state to navigate through fragile economic times, but unfunded pension liabilities and a former budget shortfall pose problems for Louisiana’s future.
Sen. David Vitter’s amendment to defund existing czar positions and block new appointments to these positions without congressional approval fell just short in June. But it attracted bipartisan support and will be used as a model for future legislation
The American Conservative has run a commentary from former Pelican Post reporter and editor Fergus Hodgson. He promotes a constitutional amendment to check runaway federal spending.
New report gives Louisiana an “F” for human capital – a measure of the labor force’s education and skills – for a third year in a row.
Achieving a highly improbable turnaround, Rep. Noble Ellington’s (R-Winnsboro) resolution for an anti-debt amendment to the U.S. Constitution won approval from the Louisiana Senate yesterday.
Rep. William Cassidy of Louisiana joined with Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain and other presidential contenders to denounce President Obama’s “anti-energy” policies during the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.