Louisiana Budget Project: Taxing the Poor

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In less than three months, Louisiana legislators will convene for their annual session. It’s an odd-numbered year, which means it’s a two-month “fiscal” session that’s supposed to be focused on tax policy. But if predictions around the Capitol are to be believed, there is little reason to expect fundamental change to a tax structure that has left Louisiana with a $1.4 billion budget shortfall and the possibility of $300 million in cuts to public colleges and universities.

That’s a mistake.

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