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BOSSIER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Statement Regarding COVID-19

With Governor Bel-Edwards’ declaration of a public health emergency in Louisiana, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System wants to assure the people of Shreveport-Bossier who trust in us for their health care, we are prepared and stand ready to care for our community.

WIC participation in Louisiana drops 20% over 5 years

The number of Louisiana residents taking part in the federal nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) declined 20 percent from fiscal years 2015 to 2019, the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service reported.

Highest income earners in Louisiana taxed at 6.2% rate

The top 1 percent of earners in Louisiana are taxed at an effective rate of 6.2 percent, compared to the state’s 10 percent tax rate on the middle 20 percent of income earners, according to a new 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

BOSSIER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Designing a better way to help those with Parkinson’s

Charged with creating a medical device last year as part of their Senior Design class, Louisiana Tech biomedical engineering majors Julie Gaudin and Elizabeth Hummel designed wearable sensors for Parkinson patients.

New Orleans has liabilities equaling $18,800 per taxpayer

Among the 75 most populous cities in the U.S., New Orleans ranks 71st for the state of its finances, having $18,800 in liabilities per taxpayer, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released last month.

Rep. Pat Moore Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

Louisiana state Rep. Pat Moore, (district 17), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Rep. Neil Riser Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

Louisiana state Rep. Neil Riser (district 20), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Inbound cigarette smuggling rate in Louisiana estimated at 11.8%

The inflow of smuggled cigarettes in Louisiana is 11.8 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.

Louisiana ranks 26th best in new economic outlook analysis

Louisiana finished 26th in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

Louisiana ranks 37th best on corporate tax study

Louisiana finished 37th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Louisiana among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

Louisiana was included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

Louisiana job growth this year projected at 0.2%

Job growth in Louisiana is expected to reach 0.2 percent by the end of 2020, up from the state's 2019 job growth of 0.1 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Louisiana lacks adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Louisiana would lack adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

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).

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