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- Horizontal Drilling Exemption - Shreveport Representative Patrick Williams explains the tax exemption given to natural gas explorers using horizontal drilling.
- 150 years of stored gas - Rep. Patrick Williams, D- Shreveport, touches on the benefits to the state from the horizontal drilling tax exemption.
- Goal of members - Revenue Study Commission Chairman, Rep. Joel Robideaux explains that securing hard data is the goal of many on the panel.
- Fiscal notes not enough - Revenue Study Commission Chairman, Rep. Joel Robideaux explains that securing hard data is the goal of many on the panel.
- Film Tax Credit Concerns - Rep. Jim Fannin, House Appropriations Committee Chairman, gives some of his concerns about Louisiana’s Film Tax Incentive.
- Accountability LED incentives - Erin Monroe Wesley, Legislative Chair for the Louisiana Industrial Development Executive Association points out that only Louisiana Economic Development incentives must report their return on investment.
- Tax Exemptions defined - Louisiana Budget Project policy analyst Tim Mathis explains what a tax exemption is.
- Exemptions escape scrutiny - Tim Mathis, policy analyst for Louisiana Budget Project, touches on his concerns about the growth of the state’s tax exemptions.
- Cap Film Tax Credit? - Louisiana Budget Project policy analyst Tim Mathis says the film tax credit of the state should be capped.
- Sunset law? - Tim Mathis, policy analyst for Louisiana Budget Project, explains how other states regularly review tax exemptions.
- Tradeoff - For Louisiana Budget Project policy analyst Tim Mathis, tax exemptions are part of a zero sum game.
- Education Funding - Southern Ed Desk education reporter Sue Lincoln explored what tax exemptions cost the state in 2011.
09/12 - Tax Break or Tax Broken: Louisiana’s Tax Exemptions
What is the return on investment of Louisiana’s tax credits?
Each year, Louisiana grants more than $4 billion in tax refunds, credits, incentives, exclusions, and deductions to corporations and individuals. Some entities receive tax rebates even if they don’t have a tax liability. So, what is the return on investment of Louisiana’s tax breaks? How can they be better tracked? And how do they affect state income estimates? As the 14-member Revenue Study Commission begins its review of the state’s 468 tax exemptions, Louisiana Public Square explores the issue on “Tax Break or Tax Broken: Louisiana’s Tax Exemptions” Wednesday, September 26th at 7 p.m. on LPB HD.
The most recent legislative session ended with the state’s $25.6 billion budget being balanced through the use of $272 million in one-time money. Governor Jindal said that without the one-time money, colleges and health care services would have faced devastating cuts. As it was, lawmakers took $57 million out of the Department of Health and Hospitals’ budget on top of $400 million DHH had already planned on slashing. Higher education received cuts of $25 million, some which will be offset by legislation allowing universities to raise tuition again.
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• Revenue Study Commission
– Includes meeting agendas with specific exemptions to be reviewed
• Louisiana Budget Project
– Nonprofit organization that monitors and reports on state government spending
• Tax Revenue & Exemptions Overview
– Document prepared by the La Department of Revenue
• Tax Exemption Budget 2011-2012
– 409 page document prepared by La Dept. of Revenue
• “Tax Exemptions 101”
– Video presentation of the Louisiana Budget Project
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In reference to tax exemptions for private education, it’s everyone’s civic duty to fund public education whether you have a dozen children or none.
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Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion?
The school shooting in Broward County Florida that took the lives of 17 people has reignited the debate over how to make our schools safe. Energized students nationwide are calling for restricted access to certain guns. Congress is considering broader background checks and age limits on gun purchases. President Donald Trump is most enthusiastic about training school staff members to carry concealed weapons.
Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion? How would gun control proposals affect the 45% of Louisianans who own guns? What mental health services are available to prevent teenagers from acting out violently? What increased security measures should schools take and how much will they cost? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Making Schools Safe” airing Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB and WLAE in New Orleans. (Taping Tuesday, March 27.)
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