Gov. John Bel Edwards told lawmakers Friday that he will not be asking for new general tax revenues during the special legislative session he plans to call next month to address Louisiana’s $304 million mid-year budget shortfall.
An education adviser to Gov. John Bel Edwards provided insight into one way the governor will look to achieve balance in his Executive Budget to be released next month: a funding freeze for the state’s K-12 schools.
The executive budget won’t be unveiled until Feb. 24, but the annual debate over spending is expected to kick off on Friday, when the state’s Revenue Estimating Conference meets to decide on the size of the current-year budget gap.