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Louisiana Economic Vitals – Sept 17, 2021

Kindly direct all questions and comments to Sa-ad Iddrisu, the new Economist for Business Intelligence at LED, on sa-ad.iddrisu@la.gov or 225.342.5410

Voters will have the opportunity to transform Louisiana’s tax system

Almost no one likes Louisiana’s tax system. Business advocates say it’s too complicated to navigate, and gaze longingly at states that don’t tax income at all. […]

Business Roundtable Statement on Proposed Tax Increases on U.S. Job Creators to Fund Reconciliation Package

Would Increase Business Tax Burden by Nearly Three Times Net 2017 Reforms, Jeopardize U.S. Global Competitiveness and American Jobs Washington – Business Roundtable today released the following […]

PACE Coalition Urges Congress to Reverse Course on Harmful Tax Changes

Washington – The PACE— Promote America’s Competitive Economy—Coalition today issued the following statement in advance of the Ways and Means markup of reconciliation legislation: “PACE opposes proposed […]

Member Spotlight: Hancock Whitney commits $2.5 million to Hurricane Ida relief

Hancock Whitney Bank is committing $2.5 million to help customers, employees and communities that were in the path of Hurricane Ida. The bank set aside $750,000 to […]

ExxonMobil Contributes $500,000 toward Hurricane Ida relief efforts in Louisiana

Today, we are excited to announce $500,000 toward relief efforts in Louisiana communities affected by Hurricane Ida. ExxonMobil’s assistance will support local nonprofit organizations through a combination of […]

Letters: Congress must speak with one voice for Louisiana’s federal assistance

Our state has endured and recovered from numerous catastrophes over the years, but the cumulative effect of multiple unprecedented catastrophic events over the last twelve months […]

PAR 2021 Guide to the Constitutional Amendments

An Independent, Non-Partisan Review

Here’s How Louisiana’s Tax Plan Would Simplify the Tax Code and Benefit Residents

By: Janelle CammengaLouisiana legislators passed a tax reform plan that has received overwhelming support in both the House and Senate, but voters will get the ultimate say on […]

Infrastructure fight finally set: T’s crossed, i’s dotted

WASHINGTON (AP) — After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching […]

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