This Friday and Saturday, it’s Louisiana’s back-to-school sales tax holiday!
But before you hit the stores expecting a deeply discounted total on your bill, Joe Henchman with the national non-profit Tax Foundation says buyers should be aware of what they’re really saving with this “tax holiday”.
Nearly all of us are familiar with the image from “The Wizard of Oz” that accompanies the line, “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.” Yet for the past several days, House Republicans have been publicly pulling the curtain back on the dysfunctional aspects of this session.
An active day at the Capitol Tuesday began with the House Ways and Means committee taking up HB 632 by Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter. The bill aims to increase the gas tax in Louisiana by 17 cents. Along with Department of Transportation Secretary Sean Wilson, Representative Carter stressed the additional money would be dedicated solely to infrastructure.
We’re halfway through the legislative session now, and the House Ways and Means committee finally began moving some tax reform bills Monday. As anticipated, the preferred plan is a package of bills authored by Representative Barry Ivey (R-Baton Rouge).