Louisiana Needs to Look at Additional Sources of Revenue

Posted on December 16, 2009

The Louisiana Commission on Streamlining Government is preparing to issue its initial report this week. The commission has looked at ways to cut spending, however it has neglected to consider raising revenue. In the New Orleans Times Picayune article Edward Ashworth, Louisiana Budget Project director was a leading voice in advocating that revenue needs to be part of the solution. If spending cuts are the only thing being considered, the result will be deep cuts to social programs and higher education, he said.

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