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The FY 18 Executive Budget

Posted on February 23, 2017

Gov. John Bel Edwards released his budget blueprint for the 2017-18 fiscal year on Thursday. It is built on $9.469 in state general fund dollars, which is $155 million less than in the current budget. Overall spending would increase by $1.4 billion.… Read more...

REPORT: Blueprint for a Stronger Louisiana

Posted on February 22, 2017
It's time to trade the never-ending cycle of budget shortfalls for long-term stability that allows for new investments in Louisiana’s communities. #InvestInLA
The goal of tax reform should not just be to stop the bleeding - although that’s important.
In the two decades since the federal government overhauled America’s welfare system, Louisiana has steadily diverted money meant to help struggling families gain economic security.
The current version of the budget is far from perfect.

BATON ROUGE – Years of reduced investment by Louisiana in higher education have helped drive up tuition, jeopardizing the ability of many to afford the college education that is key to their long-term financial success and essential to a growing economy.… Read more...

By Jan Moller

Times of crisis call for shared sacrifice. But the deal being offered by big business interests to solve Louisiana’s historic budget shortfall would violate that basic principle by putting too much of the burden on working families that can least absorb a tax increase.… Read more...

EITC should be part of tax reform

Posted on February 2, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan Moller (225) 614-9126
jan@labudget.org

With time running out in the fiscal year, the temporary 1-cent sales tax increase proposed by Gov. John Bel Edwards is a necessary tool to stave off devastating cuts to healthcare and higher education programs.… Read more...

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