continuing resolution

January 17, 2018

Fiscal mission possible

The Advocate’s Lanny Keller argues in his weekly column that proximity to the 2019 elections means there’s still hope for a budget deal between Gov. John Bel Edwards and House GOP leaders.

Number of the Day

$2.13 - The minimum hourly wage for tipped workers in Louisiana. (Source: US Department of Labor)
February 8, 2017

Feb. 8: A battle over stop-gap funding

Gov. John Bel Edwards came to office promising to end the age-old practice of using one-time, stopgap funding to pay for recurring government expenses, which grew to epidemic proportions under his predecessor.