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Letters to Editor

Posted by: Teaway Zehyoue Collins

A guest column by LBP Director Edward Ashworth, published in the December 25, 2010, edition of the Lafayette Advertiser, entitled “Revenue should be part of fix for LA colleges,” reviews Louisiana’s fiscal crisis and suggests the state should include additional sources of revenue, instead of relying only on cuts to higher education, to solve the state’s fiscal crisis.… Read more...

In Louisiana, Doing Less with Less

Posted on November 16, 2010

Posted by: Teaway Zehyoue Collins

A guest column by LBP Director Edward Ashworth, published in the November 16, 2010, edition of the Times-Picayune, entitled “In Louisiana, doing less with less,” reviews Louisiana’s ongoing fiscal crisis and how the budget shortfall has negatively affected health care and higher education.… Read more...

Levine estimates miss the mark

Posted on June 30, 2010

In his Letter to the Editor “Levine estimates miss the mark,” published in the June 30, 2010, edition of the Baton Rouge Advocate, LBP Director Edward Ashworth corrects Louisiana’s Secretary of Health and Hospitals’ inflated estimate of the state’s cost of federal healthcare reform. … Read more...

Reversing Stelly hikes was mistake

Posted on June 30, 2010

A guest column by LBP Director Edward Ashworth, published in the June 22, 2010, edition of the Lafayette Daily Advertiser, entitled “Reversing Stelly hikes was mistake,” reviews Louisiana’s current fiscal situation and how undoing the Stelly Plan by passing large tax cuts has left Louisiana with insufficient revenues to fund our needs. … Read more...

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.… Read more...

Deficit Demands New Look at Taxes

Posted on December 2, 2009
LBP Director, Edward Ashworth was featured in the New Orleans Times Picayune op ed section on Thursday November 26, 2009. In the article, Mr. Ashworth argues that the state needs to take a more balanced approach to solve its estimated $2 billion budget shortfall. Rather than relying exclusively on spending cuts, the state needs to consider new sources of revenue.

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