Council for a Better Louisiana

January 5, 2018

Solving the fiscal cliff requires compromise

Gov. John Bel Edwards has said time and again that he is flexible and willing to negotiate on potential solutions to the state’s $1.5 billion fiscal shortfall.

Number of the Day

151 - Baton Rouge’s rank on the list of Best Places to Find a Job in 2018, out of 182 U.S. cities. New Orleans ranks 177 and Shreveport took the last spot at 182.  (Source: WalletHub)
March 27, 2017

Edwards delays tax plan

Gov. John Bel Edwards was scheduled to release the details of his plan to overhaul Louisiana’s broken tax structure in a speech to the Press Club of Baton Rouge this afternoon.

Number of the Day

46.5 - Percentage of Louisiana high school seniors who do not take a full courseload. State officials are looking for ways to change this by boosting dual enrollment programs that offer college credit for high school students.