Expert: Taxes need to be on the table for fiscal reform

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LSU Economics professor James Richardson advises the legislature on tax policy and is currently serving on a task force dedicated to structural changes in the tax code. Photo by Samuel Carter Karlin.

By Samuel Carter Karlin

BATON ROUGE — The head of the Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference, who is serving on a task force dedicated to systemic changes in the state’s tax code, warns that income taxes may have be on the table in 2017 if the Legislature is serious about fiscal reform.

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