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Louisiana ranks 41st in annual tax climate ranking

Louisiana finished 41st in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in Louisiana

Ed Orgeron, head football coach at Louisiana State University, earned $3.5 million in 2018, making Orgeron the highest-paid public employee in Louisiana last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Louisiana to reach $2.17 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Louisiana arts agencies are projected to reach $2.17 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 46 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Louisiana levies a total tax on lodging of 4.5%

Hotel room bills in Louisiana tack on a total state lodging tax of 4.5 percent, the 41st highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

No parishes in Louisiana are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No parishes in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

2,307 borrowers in Louisiana filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Louisiana who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 2,307, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$177.6 million in federal research dollars flowed to Louisiana in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Louisiana totaled $177.6 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Louisiana received $4.1 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $4,086,193 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Louisiana, the 29th highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Louisiana 2-year college students pay $4,190 in tuition and fees

Louisiana two-year colleges charged students $4,190 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 22nd lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

6 U.S. House members from Louisiana make $174,000 annually

Each of the six U.S. House of Representatives members representing Louisiana draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Louisiana 4-year university tuitions jumped 100.8% over 15 years

Louisiana four-year public university tuition and fees went from $4,787 in 2004-05 to $9,614 in 2019-20, the sixth largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Louisiana legislators make base salary of at least $16,800 per year

State lawmakers in Louisiana now draw a base salary of at least $16,800 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 58 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

BOSSIER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: LSU Health Shreveport’s Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Program shines nationally

The Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Program at LSU Health Shreveport recently participated in the Fellows-in-Training Bowl Competition at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology in Houston, Texas, Nov. 7-11.

Louisiana community college tuitions jumped 78% over 15 years

Louisiana two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $2,354 in 2004-05 to $4,189 in 2019-20, the fourth largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Louisiana governor makes annual salary of $130,000

The governor of Louisiana now draws a yearly salary of $130,000, the 34th highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

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