Economic Justice

‘Our democracy is in peril’: Women risk arrest in voting rights...

WASHINGTON—Diane Howard of Cleveland traveled to the nation’s capital with hundreds of other women to urge Congress to pass an elections overhaul and undo...

Fraction of La. unemployment payments went to dead people, audit finds

The Louisiana Workforce Commission distributed just over one one-hundredth of its total unemployment payments to people who were dead during the coronavirus pandemic, according...

Louisiana’s tax reform would reduce tax rates and enact triggers for...

A tax reform package that has already cleared the Louisiana House advanced out of the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee Monday proposing to...

House passes bill that would hide corporate tax break data from...

House lawmakers on Thursday voted 59-38 for a bill that would change the public records law to allow the state economic development agency to...

Major tax reform legislation passes House after failing the night before

House lawmakers on Thursday passed a major tax reform bill that had failed to gain enough votes the night before. House Bill 274, sponsored...

Tax reform legislation fails to win enough votes in the Louisiana...

A major tax reform measure that proposed new income tax rates and a repeal of the federal income tax deduction on individual state tax...

Louisiana bill takes lenient approach to employers who misclassify workers

The Louisiana House unanimously passed a bill Monday meant to discourage employers from misclassifying workers as independent contractors and, thus, depriving the state of...

Legislation that slashes unemployment benefits by half gets support of Senate...

A Senate committee approved a bill Thursday that would cut unemployment benefits in Louisiana, leaving laid-off workers to collect about half the total amount...

Misclassification of workers bill would give businesses a pass on a...

A bill that would have immediately penalized employers who misclassify their workers as independent contractors underwent major last-minute changes Monday and now proposes to...

House committee rejects proposed tax on millionaires

Rep. Mandie Landry, D-New Orleans, sponsored legislation that would have required Louisiana’s millionaires to pay an additional 2% in state income taxes, but the...

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