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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Donaldsonville city leaders are finalizing a tax proposal that could go before voters in May.
The plan includes a half cent sales tax that would generate almost $50,000 a year. The money would pay for road projects, law enforcement, and recreation. A portion would also support downtown development.
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