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  • Mayor's tax proposal on Metro Council agenda check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 14, 2015 8:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposed sales tax is on the agenda for the Metro Council meeting today in Baton Rouge. Mayor Kip Holden is asking for a 1/4 cent sales tax increase to fund public safety projects. Holden's proposed $335 million tax plan would also fund capital improvements. It... more »
  • Cigarette tax hike rejected by House committee

    April 23, 2013 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A proposal to raise Louisiana's cigarette tax has been rejected by lawmakers. The House Ways and Means Committee voted 11-7 against the bill by Monroe Rep. Katrina Jackson to raise the current 36-cent per pack tax to 68 cents. Jackson's proposal would have let voters decide whether to... more »
  • Obama: US can't afford across-the-board tax hike

    November 14, 2012 12:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the economy cannot afford a tax increase on all Americans and is calling on congressional Republicans to support an extension of existing tax rates for households earning $250,000 or less. Obama says he is confident that he and Congress can reach an agreement that... more »
  • Coalition pushes $940M in taxes to plug budget gap

    April 18, 2011 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A coalition of nonprofit organizations, unions and advocacy groups is pushing lawmakers to pass $940 million in tax hikes to help close next year's budget gap, an agenda unveiled Monday that faces strong opposition from the governor and Republicans. The group, calling itself Better Choices for... more »

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