April 16, 2018 - 7:07 am
( -- Because April 15th fell on a Sunday this year, and today is a holiday in Washington DC, we get a little extra time to settle up with Uncle Sam. A new poll finds most Louisianians will use all of that extra time before filing ahead of the federal tax deadline. Federal tax deadline day...
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January 08, 2018 - 3:25 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Gov. John Bel Edwards says he won't hold firm to the Jan. 19 deadline he set to reach a tax deal with House GOP leaders, if the two sides are making meaningful progress. At issue are negotiations over closing a $1 billion state budget...
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January 03, 2018 - 3:21 pm
( -- The looming fiscal cliff has party leaders preparing for a series of tense negotiations ahead of a January 19 deadline imposed by Governor John Bel Edwards. That deadline was set with the hope that legislative leaders would have the framework for a deal to address an imminent one...
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December 13, 2017 - 10:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House and Senate GOP leaders have forged an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws. That paves the way for final votes next week to slash taxes for businesses and give most people tax cuts starting next year. Top GOP aides say the deal was reached on Wednesday...
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June 13, 2017 - 1:08 pm
Jordan Fiegel reporting Another year, another budget battle for Louisiana. Lawmakers were unable to come together to pass a budget, and now there's another special session. The big debate was whether to set the budget according to the revenue forecast or to budget for a little less than that in...
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Chris Miller
May 31, 2017 - 3:46 pm
The effort to increase gasoline tax in Louisiana has been pulled before lawmakers could vote on it. Rep. Steve Carter (R-Baton Rouge) said it was apparent he would not get the votes to pass his proposal, so he pulled it from consideration. First proposed as a 17-cent increase, the bill was amended...
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May 30, 2017 - 5:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A Republican lawmaker who sought to overhaul Louisiana's tax laws appears to have given up in disgust. Baton Rouge Rep. Barry Ivey said he wanted to improve a structure derided for its complications and loopholes. He rebuked House colleagues Tuesday for their inaction on...
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