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Corporate Activity Tax Proposal (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-03-31

Duration: 00:07:01

Subjects: Edwards, John Bel | Taxes | Tax reform


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Moller, Jan Interviewee
  • Richardson, Jim Interviewee
  • Procopio, Steven Interviewee
  • Conaway, Camille Interviewee
  • Robinson, Kimberly Speaker
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker


This segment from the March 31, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spire’s report on Governor John Bel Edwards’ proposal for a corporate activity tax, or gross receipts tax, and its possible impact on consumers. She interviews: Jan Moller, the director of the Louisiana Budget Project; Dr. Jim Richardson, an economist at LSU and the chairman of the Revenue Estimating Conference; Steven Procopio of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR); and Camille Conaway of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI). This report also includes highlights from a press conference with Secretary Kimberly Robinson of the Louisiana Department of Revenue and Governor John Bel Edwards discussing the proposal. Host: Andre Moreau