Legislative Issues

DOTD chief skeptical for any gas tax hike in 2021

BY WILL SENTELL | STAFF WRITER Louisiana’s transportation chief Monday stopped just short of dismissing chances for a gas tax hike in 2021 that is being […]

Proposed gas tax hike would also alter DOTD spending, operations

Source: Stephanie Riegel | BR Business Report A Baton Rouge-based coalition determined to invest in the state’s crumbling roads and bridges will once again push for a […]

Our Views: Welcome new investment in Louisiana’s petrochemical industry

STAFF EDITORIAL With the nation — and the world — seriously hurt economically during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s good news that Louisiana continues to be an attractive place […]

Louisiana Ranks 31st in the Nation in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Louisiana’s best rankings are in administrative disbursements per mile, capital and bridge disbursements per mile, and rural fatality rate. November 19, 2020 Louisiana’s highway system ranks […]

Some Louisiana Republicans want to ‘swing for the fences’ and eliminate state income taxes

By David Jacobs | The Center Square | Nov 17, 2020 (The Center Square) – Republican legislators on Tuesday called for Louisiana to eliminate state income taxes […]

The Genesis of RESET Louisiana – History of HCR 11 Taskforce

In 2017, after months of deliberations, the Task Force on Structural Change in Budget and Tax Policy created by HCR11 of the legislature, has released its […]

Revenue Estimating Conference – July 30, 2020

The Revenue Estimating Conference, the body tasked with determining the amount of money the state has to spend, met this week to review and revise the […]

‘We have to balance the budget’: Republicans’ efforts to cut business taxes face roadblocks

BY TYLER BRIDGES | STAFF WRITER Republican legislators are advancing tax breaks to businesses that would cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars over the […]

Louisiana Takes Big Steps Toward Getting Re-Entry Ready

It may have been a short session, but it was a busy one for you, me, and all the other Louisiana criminal justice reform advocates. The […]


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