|Posted on 6/24/2018 6:48:00 PM.|
A budget deal is on its way to the governor’s desk that fully funds higher ed, healthcare, and TOPS, and sets the state’s sales tax to 4.45 percent. The bill raises 466 million dollars and is set to expire in 2025. Mandeville Senator and Republican Jack Donahue, the bill’s cosponsor, says it’s the compromise the legislature needed to get a deal out the door.
|fiscal cliff, Louisiana, special session, 2018, TOPS, Medicaid, JP Morrell, Jack Donahue, Sharon Hewitt|
|Posted on 6/24/2018 4:11:00 PM.|
LSU has wrapped up camp season with a wave of commitments and now has the third best recruiting class for 2019 according to 247sports.com. Cornerback Cordale Flott became the 16th verbal pledge of the class on Sunday when he decommitted from Auburn and announced his plans to attend LSU instead.
|LSU, Dreshun Miller, TK McClendon, Shea Dixon, Cordale Flott|
|Posted on 6/23/2018 8:13:00 AM.|
U.S. Senator John Kennedy has attached an amendment to an
appropriations bill to keep taxpayer money from going towards first-class
airline tickets for federal employees. Kennedy says there’s only two reasons
why a federal worker should receive a taxpayer funded first-class ticket.
|Senator John Kennedy, Scott Pruitt, federal amendement|
|Posted on 6/22/2018 3:48:00 PM.|
After a week of difficult negotiations, the House has approved legislation that sets Louisiana’s sales tax rate at 4.45 percent through mid-2025. That would be enough revenue to prevent cuts to higher education and the TOPS scholarship program next fiscal year.
|Paula Davis, Special Session, John, Bel Edwards|
|Posted on 6/22/2018 12:14:00 PM.|
While the Senate is continuing to wait on passage from the House for a solution to the upcoming fiscal cliff, Senate President John Alario says a “Back-up” has been proposed in the event gridlock continues over sales tax negotiations.
“This is an effort to have some instrument in place just in case the house isn’t able to come to some compromise and find a way to fund the vital services of the state.”
|John Alario, Senate, Fiscal cliff|
|Posted on 6/22/2018 11:34:00 AM.|
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states will now be able to collect sales taxes from online sales. The ruling gives states the authority to receive sales tax revenues on purchases made by consumers with a business that has no physical presence in that state.
However, Tax Foundation spokesperson John Buhl says Louisiana’s sales tax laws are too complex for them to take advantage of this ruling.
|U.S. Supreme Court, Sales taxes, John Buhl, Tax Foundation|
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