Louisiana commission calls for broader, simpler tax structure

A broader and simpler tax structure would be fairer to taxpayers, provide a more predictable revenue stream for government, and make Louisiana’s economy more competitive with the rest of the nation, according to the Resilient Louisiana commission.

Gov. John Bel Edwards created the commission to study ways to boost the state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and response, prepare for future emergencies, and build a stronger state for the long term.

The commission on Friday released its report, which includes a long list of goals covering a broad range of subjects such as improving education, diversifying the state’s economy, fighting climate change and coastal land
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