Economic Justice

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...

One bill would reform tax incentives while another would undo tax...

Louisiana’s House Ways and Means Committee advanced a bill Thursday that would require a two-thirds vote of the legislature to enact any new tax...

Unemployment bills compete for deep cuts or slow increases in benefits

State lawmakers will have at least two competing unemployment bills to consider that would change unemployment insurance in Louisiana, bringing either deep cuts or...

Acadiana’s hotel shelters wind down as COVID-19 and housing insecurity persist

This story was originally published by The Current, a nonprofit news organization serving Lafayette and southern Louisiana. Pillows are in short supply at the Lafayette warehouse...

Denham Springs lawmaker writes bill targeting immigrants to ‘deter theft of...

State Rep. Valarie Hodges has introduced a bill targeting immigrants that could make it more difficult for Louisianans to claim dependents on their annual tax...

Latest COVID-19 relief bill provides help for those experiencing homelessness or...

Louisiana is set to receive about an additional $244 million in rental assistance and over $70 million in homeless assistance from the $1.9 trillion...

Louisiana’s low unemployment benefits leave residents choosing which bill to pay

Soon after the novel coronavirus was detected in Louisiana in March 2020, Dora Whitfield found herself in completely unfamiliar territory:  unemployed for the first...

Marathon Petroleum, accused of fraudulently seeking tax exemption, granted contingent tax...

Three months after it was accused of falsifying records in an attempt to get a property tax exemption from the Louisiana Board of Commerce...

Biden backs reparations study, as House Dems push for commission

WASHINGTON—The White House on Wednesday indicated that President Joe Biden would support studying reparations for slavery, the same day that House Democrats held a...

A third of Louisiana workers would benefit from $15 minimum wage...

About a third of Louisiana’s workers would benefit from a minimum wage increase to $15 an hour, according to a report by the Economic...

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