2016 Legislative Session

June 24, 2016

The 2016 Legislature: Unfinished Business

By Jan Moller

The three sessions that comprised the 2016 Louisiana Legislature should be remembered as much for what was accomplished as what wasn’t. While elected officials raised enough revenue to avoid the most serious cuts, they left major holes in the budget that will impact students from kindergarten through college and sets back the state’s efforts to reform its criminal justice system.… Read more...

June 13, 2016

The season of mistrust

As if it wasn’t hard enough under normal circumstances to raise revenue in the Louisiana Legislature, the current session is happening amid record levels of mistrust between the House and Senate - much of it related to the tussle over the annual state construction bill.
May 16, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Budget bill: Health care in the spotlight; Juvenile justice is still a mess; ‘Raise the Age’ in national spotlight; and Estate taxes reduce inequality