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Analysis: Louisiana ranks worst in sales tax study

Louisiana finished 50th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly sales tax structures.

Analysis: Louisiana ranks 32nd best on property tax study

Louisiana finished 32nd in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking of which states have the most business-friendly property tax structures.

Analysis: Louisiana House members rank 32nd most frugal on spending votes

Compared to other states, the U.S. House delegation from Louisiana ranked 32nd lowest in spending based on how they voted on key fiscal measures, according to a new analysis by the Coalition to Reduce Spending.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Analysis: Louisiana ranked 24th most affected by government shutdown

Louisiana ranked No. 24 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Analysis: New Orleans ranks 10th among largest U.S. cities lacking funds to pay debts.

New Orleans ranks 10th worst among the 75 largest cities in the United States for the handling of its finances, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released this month.

Louisiana ranked No. 44 in 2019 business climate index

Louisiana finished at No. 44 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Analysis: Louisiana posts 35th highest drop in food stamps participants

Louisiana ranked No. 35 among 49 states and U.S. territories that saw reductions in food stamps participation, according to the latest numbers compiled by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Analysis: Louisiana not on track to tax online sales

Louisiana is not compliant with a U.S. Supreme Court decision outlining how states can go about requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes on products sold within their borders, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: Louisiana posted 37th highest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, Louisiana ranked No. 37 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

STATE OF LOUISIANA: CPRA Marsh Creation Project Benefits Over 1,100 Acres Terrebonne Parish

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has completed a $36 million marsh creation project benefitting 1,158 acres in south central Terrebonne Parish at Lost Lake

Louisiana posted 15th highest corporate income tax in 2018

Among the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, Louisiana ranked No. 15 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: Louisiana posted 22nd highest individual income tax rate in 2018

Louisiana ranked No. 22 for its top individual income tax rate, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers that tracked the District of Columbia and the 43 states that levy such taxes.

Analysis: Maine posted 12th highest individual income tax rate in 2018

Maine ranked No. 12 for its top individual income tax rate, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers that tracked the District of Columbia and the 43 states that levy such taxes.

Louisiana gets ‘D’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

Louisiana ranked No. 36 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

BATON ROUGE AREA CHAMBER: Three Years Running, Traffic is the Biggest Obstacle to Economic Growth

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today released a key finding from its 2019 Economic Outlook report citing traffic as the top obstacle for business growth in the Capital Region.

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