But raising the state sales tax without reducing other taxes will just knock the state of its top-five states for taxes and distance itself from the leaders in the country.
The poll indicates there is broad support for reforms that would save taxpayer money and prioritize community supervision programs over incarceration for low level, non-violent offenders.
Those calling to increase state revenue by eliminating the inventory tax credit need to be reminded that taxes make doing business more expensive. The more expensive an activity is, the less a person can engage in it.
Guest Commentary: Oil Spill Settlement Makes Lawyers, Administrators Rich While Disaster Victims Await Payments
BATON ROUGE, LA- Nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, a legal watchdog group is calling into question who is benefiting most from the unprecedented class action settlement set up to compensate victims in the aftermath of the 2010 oil spill. “Class action lawsuits are notorious for producing highly…
Today the Pelican Institute for Public Policy is releasing a new study by economists at the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University which finds that the three recent Environmental Protection Agency regulations on mercury and carbon dioxide emissions will increase Louisiana electricity prices by 22 percent by 2030.
Before the Flood: Reducing Louisiana’s Vulnerability to Severe Weather Through Market-Based Insurance Reforms
Louisiana’s unique coastal vulnerabilities will require the state to pursue sensible free-market reforms to its insurance markets and built environment to avoid catastrophic costs in the decades ahead.
Louisiana has earned the seventh-highest ranking in the 2014–2015 American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) Judicial Hellholes® report of the worst places to be sued.
Louisianans would be wise to give careful consideration to both sides of this issue before committing to one.
This week the Pelican Institute for Public Policy submitted public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency opposing EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which would increase electricity prices and raise reliability concerns in Louisiana.
Today the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, in cooperation with The Liberty Foundation, offers new data focusing on the Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR), with a special focus on gender and minority groups.