Budget & Taxes

The state budget and tax structure are much more than numbers on a page. They are an expression of our collective values. Louisiana’s economy will never reach its full potential until we fully invest in great schools with high-performing teachers, accessible and affordable health care, safe streets and a clean environment. And these investments can only happen if we raise enough revenue to pay for them.

But the state’s upside-down tax structure means the wealthy pay a far lesser share of their income in state and local taxes than low- and middle-income families. Louisiana also has some of the most generous—and costly— corporate tax breaks in the nation.

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They include details about safety-net programs like Medicaid, tax credits for low-income workers and educational scholarships and help promote a better understanding of how safety-net programs affect different communities across our state.
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