Louisiana’s average combined state and local sales-tax rate of 10.02 percent is the highest in the nation. The state's portion of that is roughly half, 5 percent, but one percent of that is set to expire June 30.
The powerful lobbying group, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, says the third special session must end with a solution that solves the state’s budget problems. LABI President Stephen Waguespack says it seems lawmakers are close to finalizing at least a portion of the one-cent sales tax that expires June 30th.
For the business community, it’s well past time to put the state budget to bed, where they hope it will sleep undisturbed for the next year.
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