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.
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.
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.
Fergus Hodgson provides an overview of tax policy changes within the current legislative session.
Despite smooth sailing in the House, the National Debt Relief Amendment came to an abrupt halt this morning. Sen. Karen Peterson (D-New Orleans) came out aggressively against it, and without objection she had it deferred in its Senate committee hearing.
“A basic analysis of our public school system’s core metrics argues loudly against any additional revenue, and in favor of much lower spending.”
An expansion of state taxing powers – HB 641 – better known as the Amazon tax, passed the House today with a vote of 78 to 14.
HB 531, which was passed unanimously by the House, would create the Lafayette Parish Redevelopment Authority, which would approve local government use of future property, sales, and other taxes to pay back debt-funded development of “blighted” or “distressed” areas.
HB 641 – better known as the Amazon tax – would reclassify out-of-state companies as in-state if they receive commissioned referrals from in-state affiliates.