Richardson, Economists Advise Legislature on Budget Fix

James Richardson

James Richardson

March 11, 2015

BA​TON ROUGE - Economics Professor James Richardson is part of a group of economists working on a project called the Louisiana Tax Study, an examination of the state's taxing structure. The group has been charged by the Louisiana Legislature with producing long-term solutions.

While the final report is still to come, on Tuesday, the group did suggest several legislative moves that could raise $800 million immediately, including raising the cigarette tax and rolling back inventory taxes.


Read the full story and more of Richardson's testimony.

Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business