Letters to Editor

April 2, 2012

March: In the News

The Louisiana Budget Project has been cited in the news weighing in on various important debates such as the school voucher plan, the health insurance exchange, state pensions and health care reform.
March 1, 2012

Op-ed: Budget group responds to criticism

Twenty-two years ago, back when bipartisanship was still possible on Capitol Hill, the U.S. Congress passed a bill that required all packaged food to be labeled with detailed nutritional information.
June 10, 2011

Sacrificing Fiscal Responsibility for Political Popularity

The Louisiana Budget Project cautions that three tax-related bills now moving through the State Legislature, if enacted, would cost Louisiana $3 billion annually in desperately needed revenue.

On June 10th, The Times-Picayune published “Tax elimination measures are folly,” an op-ed written by Louisiana Budget Project Director Edward Ashworth alerting readers to House Bills 633, 634, and Senate Bill 259 and their call to eliminate the state income tax for both individuals and corporations.… Read more...

January 28, 2011

Jindal proposes raiding Millennium Trust Fund to help pay for TOPS

A guest column by LBP Director, Edward Ashworth, published in the January 28, 2010 edition of The Times-Picayune, entitled “TOPS shift a way to get to the general fund,” criticizes Governor Jindal’s proposal to reallocate Millennium Trust monies to TOPS.… Read more...