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.

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144 Maximilian Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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

Jerry Edwards, member

Director & shareholder, Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin and Roberts, Shreveport

Philip Hackney, member

James E. & Betty M. Phillips Associate Professor of Law, LSU Law Center, Baton Rouge

Christopher Odinet, member

Horatio C. Thompson Endowed Professor of Law, Southern University, Baton Rouge

Ashley Shelton, member

Executive Director, OneVoice Louisiana, Baton Rouge

Joshua Stockley, member

Director, honors program, University of Louisiana – Monroe, Monroe

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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  • Invest in Louisiana
    Join LBP's #InvestInLa campaign for tax reform for a fair, adequate and sustainable state budget. Visit for more information.
  • Help Wanted

    LBP is seeking a Policy Advocate to work on federal policy issues that affect low-income Louisianans. 

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