Budget debate

May 2, 2017

LBP calls for “real solutions” in letter to House Ways & Means

Louisiana Budget Project executive director, Jan Moller, sent a letter to each member of the House Ways and Means Committee calling for action to raise money to account for both the $440 million fiscal year 2018 shortfall and the fiscal year 2019 cliff of at least $1.4 billion.… Read more...

June 2, 2016

Crunch time on the budget

The House spent 14 hours last month debating the state budget bill. On Wednesday, the full Senate completed its work on House Bill 1 in about an hour. The bill’s likely next stop is a compromise committee to work out differences between the two competing versions
May 27, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Governor requests changes to budget; Business tax breaks stalled by governor; How safe is IBM? and; Housing “Out of Reach”
May 13, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

House debates budget bill; ‘Local hire’ under fire; Rick Scott seeks free publicity; Paid family leave