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Don Ames
September 28, 2019 - 12:35 pm
The latest Census Bureau numbers show Louisiana's poverty rate dropped from 19.7 percent in 2017 to 18.6 percent last year. That's dropped Louisiana from the second most impoverished state in the nation to the third. Louisiana Budget Project Executive Director Jan Moller says it's an improvement,...
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Don Ames
July 18, 2019 - 8:45 pm
While attempts to raise Louisiana's minimum wage have yet to escape the lower chamber, lawmakers in the US House have approved an increase that would see the pay floor hit $15 an hour by 2025. A Congressional Budget Office report shows the increase would destroy 1.3 million jobs. And, LSU Economist...
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February 25, 2019 - 11:43 am
(WWL.com) A New Orleans Senator has pre-filed a bill for the upcoming session that would exempt feminine products and diapers from state sales tax. Currently food, residential utilities, and prescription drugs are exempted, and Louisiana Budget Project Executive Director Jan Moller says diapers and...
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Chris Miller
June 05, 2018 - 1:02 pm
Louisiana lawmakers will likely go for a three-peat of special sessions, to come up with a budget that will keep state hospitals and higher education funded at last year's operating levels. Jan Moller with the Louisiana Budget Project says lawmakers need to find some way something needs to happen...
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December 02, 2017 - 10:00 am
(WWL.com) While most of us were sleeping the U-S Senate approved a major rewrite of the nation’s tax code that Republicans say will benefit people of all incomes. Louisiana’s Senior Senator Bill Cassidy says the legislation also contains provisions to stimulate the economy. "To create competition...
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November 02, 2017 - 9:11 pm
WWL.com Reporting The House GOP tax reform plan announced Thursday would consolidate the current seven tax brackets into four and would double the standard deduction, giving an average family of four nearly 12-hundred-dollars more income per year. But Jan Moller with the Louisiana Budget Project...
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April 12, 2017 - 10:25 pm
(WWL.com) The Louisiana Budget Project has studied Governor John Bel Edwards’ tax plan and has determined 95% of Louisianans would receive a tax cut. LBP Executive Director Jan Moller says the top 5% of wage earners would pay higher taxes. “But it would allow us to get away from this $1.4 billion...
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Jim Hanzo
April 12, 2017 - 5:39 pm
A new political group is launching an ad campaign and they say they’ll get the truth out about Gov. Edwards’ tax plan. Truth in Politics executive director Kelly Bottger says the governor raised taxes quite a bit last year and says if his plan is approved, they will go up again. "People don't want...
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