THE PELICAN INSTITUTE is offering up this five-point guide to understanding the Unfunded Accrued Liability, from how it originated and what kind of impact it’s having to national trends and possible solutions.
If you peel back the layers of Louisiana’s tax structure, you’re likely to find confusion, outrage and, more importantly, room for improvement. (Plus, you may discover the reasons why we’re suffering another midyear budget shortfall.)
We believe that voters should support this amendment and vote Yes on Saturday. While there is no doubt that policymakers have been challenged by recent budget shortfalls, most taxpayers face challenges of their own. These taxpayers must live within their means and we believe that policymakers should do the same.
Jindal has managed to keep Louisiana’s unemployment rate at 7.1 percent- two points lower than the national average- and avoid raising taxes altogether.
Part 2 in Jeremy Alford’s series on Louisiana campaign finance, including how much each candidate paid for each vote.
A recent Tax Foundation study contends that the unemployment insurance system is in need of an overhaul, as the current system “[exacerbates] negative job growth”.
Jeremy Alford explores where Louisiana’s legislative candidates have spent $8.9 million in campaign contributions since Jan. 1st, 2011.
Simple math shows that the American Jobs Act is nothing but shortsighted, leaving newly created jobs unfunded after the first year.
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.
A retire-rehire program for teachers was approved by lawmakers 10 years ago, but today more than half of all participants are non-educators, while annual pension payouts are nearing $250 million