About the Louisiana Budget Project

The Louisiana Budget Project (LBP) monitors and reports on public policy and how it affects Louisiana’s low- to moderate-income families. We believe that the lives of Louisianans can be improved through profound change in public policy, brought about by:

  • creating a deeper understanding of the state budget and budget-related issues
  • looking at the big picture of how the budget impacts citizens
  • encouraging citizens to be vocal about budget issues that are important to them
  • providing insight and leadership to drive the policy debate

LBP was formed in 2006 as an initiative of the  Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, and became a stand-alone organization in 2013. LBP is a member of the State Priorities Partnership, a network of state-level policy organizations coordinated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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The Louisiana Budget Project’s vision is to make Louisiana government transparent and accountable for all Louisiana citizens.


The Louisiana Budget Project will provide sound analysis of state fiscal issues to promote economic prosperity, a rising standard of living, and the opportunity for all citizens to reach their highest potential.

Contact Us

619 Jefferson Hwy, Ste 1-D, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Board of Directors

Jennifer Hobaugh Johnson, Chair

President, LJR Custom Strategies, New Orleans

Andrew Muhl, Secretary

State Director of Advocacy, AARP Louisiana, Baton Rouge

Jesse Gilmore, Treasurer

Director of Development, LSU Health Sciences Foundation, Shreveport

Charmaine Caccioppi, member

Chief Operating Officer, United Way of Southeast Louisiana, New Orleans

Ashley Shelton, member

Executive Director, Power Coaltion

Vamsi Ravali Kaza, member

IT Director, CenturyLink

Taniecea Arceneaux Mallery, member

Graduate Faculty Member, College of Education, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Andrew McKevitt, member

Assistant Professor, Department of History, Louisiana Tech University

Skyra Rideaux, member

Assistant to Mayor-President Joel Robideaux for Project Front Yard

Funders and Partners

The LBP is an independent, nonpartisan program that is part of the State Priorities Partnership (SPP), coordinated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The mission of the network is to further develop the identity of the state’s nonprofit sector and its capacity to impact public policy through coordinated and strategic policy efforts.

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  • LBP is Hiring

    LBP is currently accepting applications for an Anti-Hunger Policy Advocate. Click here to view a job description with details on how to apply.

  • Invest in Louisiana
    Join LBP's #InvestInLa campaign for tax reform for a fair, adequate and sustainable state budget. Visit for more information.
  • Letter: Enhance Louisiana’s EITC
          Click here to read a letter urging the Legislature to enhance Louisiana's EITC.
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