LSU Baton Rouge economist Dr. James Richardson talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about a recent taxfoundation.org report that lists Louisiana as one of the lowest taxed states in the USA.

"Compared to other states, we're about number forty five or so," says Richardson. "The Tax Foundation has consistently said (Louisiana) is in the bottom ten states, sometimes in the bottom five."

Richardson adds that some Louisianans feeling overtaxed "is a matter of perception." But, he says, the reality is, "we don't pay as much as other states do."

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