Statements

June 25, 2018

LBP statement on Legislative tax and budget deal

Sales-tax renewal brings much-needed stability
BATON ROUGE – The Legislature’s agreement on a revenue deal is excellent news for college students and faculty members, prosecutors, and the nearly 900,000 low-income Louisiana residents who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to make ends meet each month.… Read more...

March 6, 2018

The Legislature failed Louisiana families

The Louisiana Budget Project released the following statement on the Legislature’s failure to address the state’s revenue shortfall during its special session:

“The Louisiana Legislature had one job: to stabilize the state’s revenue structure so that working families, college students, Medicaid recipients and business owners could be assured that the services they need will still be available on July 1.Read more...

January 22, 2018

The ‘doomsday’ budget proves that tax reform cannot wait

Statement from Louisiana Budget Project director Jan Moller on the Executive Budget:

“The executive budget presented today is completely unacceptable, and should be enough to convince every legislator that tax reform cannot wait. If it wasn’t already obvious, it should now be clear to everyone that the fiscal cliff is real, and that cutting our way out of this mess is not a viable option.… Read more...

December 22, 2017

LBP statement on short-term continuing resolution

Congress leaves town for holidays without fulfilling promises to Louisiana children and families

BATON ROUGE – Jan Moller, executive director of the Louisiana Budget Project released the following statementĀ regarding the continuing resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate:

Members of Congress are leaving for their holiday vacations without finishing critical business that affects the lives of children and families across Louisiana.Read more...