Taxes

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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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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May 17, 2017 - 5:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards says he's disappointed state lawmakers have done little to patch a mid-2018 budget hole. The Democratic governor says it's becoming more likely he'll call a special session over the next year to deal with the gap. Edwards' comments came Wednesday...
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May 17, 2017 - 6:08 am
(AP) The Louisiana House has taken up its first significant proposal to fill a large, looming state budget hole. And lawmakers in the chamber resoundingly rejected it. Tuesday's vote raises questions about whether the majority-Republican chamber will take any actions this session to make a dent in...
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April 24, 2017 - 4:21 pm
(WWL.com ) -- The centerpiece of Governor John Bel Edwards plan to overhaul Louisiana's tax structure did not receive a warm reception from Republicans in the House Ways and Means committee. Franklin Representative Sam Jones says the Commercial Activity Tax would raise over 400-million dollars in...
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April 05, 2017 - 5:17 pm
(WWL.com ) -- There’s been talk of raising the gasoline tax by as much as 17 cents a gallon in the upcoming legislative session. Franklin Representative Sam Jones believes that’s too much of a hike, but he says the state needs to invest more in transportation infrastructure. “We’re struggling...
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March 28, 2017 - 4:16 pm
WWL.com reporting A measure has been filed for the upcoming legislative session that would increase cigarette taxes by 22-cents. Currently, the tax on a pack of cigarettes is $1.08 and the proposal would up that to $1.30 a pack. Author of the legislation, West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffman,...
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March 28, 2017 - 2:09 pm
WWL.com reporting A statewide survey finds a majority of Louisiana residents support higher taxes if the tax revenues go towards public schools, colleges, health care and roads. But Director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab, Michael Henderson, says their poll doesn’t mean taxpayers are...
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